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  1. Hey all. I laugh at these cases because with a change of age here or there they could all be my patient's. One of my more recent FT wonders: 80 something f,diabetic, PVD, cc "foot pain", nursing never looked at her foot. Long story short, admitted for SIRS/sepsis from raging bilateral lower leg cellulitis, oh yeah not to mention the new DVT in the R leg. Everyone has similar stories, I have been trying to research triage guidelines to improve our system. We have discussed things like absolute age cut off (?85) and "soft" cut off of 65-70 if obvious minor extremity injury, etc. Anyone have any other suggestions or know any resources that might have some help? I can't seem to find anything from ACEP.
  2. Rosann is retiring after being with the program for over 20 years. One other professor went from full time to part time. The people brought in so far are fantastic (new academic coordinator and medical director). I wouldn't have any concerns with the program (coming from a current student). Sent from my MB855 using Tapatalk 2
  3. You aren't expected to answer any questions during the pharmacology class. Sent from my MB855 using Tapatalk 2
  4. Not sure if you are still following this thread or not, but just wanted to give you some info. I am starting in just over three weeks. (Exciting and terrifying all at the same time). I had similar gpas as you listed but have been working as a paramedic for 10 years. I know that there were considerably higher gpas among the other candidates that I interviewed with. From what I have heard NEU puts more weight on experience than other local programs. Have you considered emt vs cna? Just a thought. Anyway, good luck and just keep applying. Sent from my ASUS Transformer Pad TF700T using Tapatalk 2
  5. I agree, as a paramedic (headed to PA school in August) I have done much of my education on my own. I think that many pre-hospital providers are taught the "textbook" presentation as the only presentation. I have had many paramedics that I have trained look at me like I have three heads when I question why no 12 lead on the old lady who is weak (inexcusable in the services that I work in). The only upside to any of that is that it has driven me even harder to get into a PA program and "make it out" of the "street".
  6. I am a soon to be PA student, but am an 11 year paramedic. As people have mentioned an all in one unit for $5000 could be tough to find. I would throw into the consideration, if you decide to up the budget, the Philips MRx. It is an excellent monitor that will meet all of the requirements you listed. I have worked with Lifepak, Zoll, and Philips and would say that the MRx is hands down the best that I have used. The unit I am currently using has EKG/12-lead/Defib-Pacing/SpO2/ETCO2/NIBP, other options available include invasive BP, temp, and Q-CPR (a device that provides feedback based on CPR depth and rate). I have seen "demo" models from Philips that have full warranty for in the $8000 range, but those can be hard to find.
  7. I created the group. Nicole, I looked you up but there were several people with the same name. If you want to find me by email it is samsnyder1979 # gmail.com. ( I didn't type out the real address, I think you can figure it out, I don't need to get any more junk mail than I already do.) Looking forward to getting to know everyone.
  8. Accepted!! I got my letter 12/24. Couldn't have asked for a better Christmas present! I saw the page on facebook and liked it, I also noticed that the class of 2013 has a group that is restricted to their class as opposed to a page that can be liked. Not sure if that is something people would be interested in, but if it is I would be happy to set up.
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