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|Comment||Dear Marcus, I'm so sorry about the delay in thanking you for your response. After several days of agonizing pain, my husband finally relented and the angel of mercy reluctantly took me to the emergency room, where I was given antibiotics and pain killers. It took several more days, but it seems (knock on wood!) that the medicine is finally working and the pain is finally going away. Thank you so much for your quick and thorough response. I especially appreciated your compassionate tone and advice to seek assistance with our current (hopefully temporary) financial hardships. I hope you have a very merry and safe New Year. And thanks again for your assistance!|
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I am available to answer most questions related to: first aid, pre- hospital medicine, EMT and Paramedic questions, medical transport, critical care transport, ICU/CCU care, sedation, and medicine in general.
I have worked as a NYS Paramedic since 1993 for both community based ambulance companies and large commercial agencies. I Have experience as bike team commander, and shift supervisor for a commercial ambulance. As a member of the Disaster team I was deployed to Louisiana for 20 days following hurricane Katrina. I worked along side the county Haz-Mat team as a "Tox-Medic" with advanced training in treating injuries from chemical agents. Besides my experience on the on the ambulance I have worked in a number of hospital based offices including dialysis and a sleep lab.
I started my EMS career as a NYS CFR (Certified First Responder)in 1989, an EMT in 1991, a Paramedic since 1993, and a CCU transport paramedic since 2005. I currently hold certification as a: NYS Paramedic, Critical Care Transport Paramedic, ACLS/CPR/PALS certified. Advanced Haz-Mat Life Support certified (AHLS). In the past I have taught CPR and ACLS to my coworkers and the local community.