[audio:32_TraumaAndEMSOps.mp3] (34:27) Back in school again. We go over Ron’s schedule for this semester, talking about Trauma, EMS Operations, Methods of Teaching EMS, and Paramedic Clinicals. Talking about working in the ICU Kelly tells a story where he was creeped out on a transport.
Along the way we discuss, NIMS, PHTLS, PASG/MAST and permissive hypotension. We also answer a number of questions and Kelly says he’s going to be politically incorrect.
How much of a difference isthere in scope of practice between NREMT-B and MA-EMT-B?
Any idea of a general starting wage for a per-diem EMT-B?
In your opinions, what works better on an unresponsive patient: NPA or OPA?
Hi Ron and Kelly, I am a listener from Switzerland, Europe, and have a question. Me and my EMS colleagues here are discussing the usage of the Trendelenburg position for patients with (possible) shock. Although it seems the position does not do any good, http://www.cjem-online.ca/v6/n1/p48I just learned in an EMT-Basic class in California to use it and it is still in the newest (10th edition) EMT book of the AAOS. Dou you guys have anything usefull to say about whether or not to use the Trendeleburg or modified Trendelenburg?