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    Default Re: Thank you!

    Originally posted by JorieH
    First I'm in north suburban Chicago.
    Jorie, where exactly? I'm in Lake Co, maybe I can help you out.....
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    Jeff, your speed and efficiency are second only to your good looks!

    I was going to suggest rousting you out!
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    Talking where I am

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    I'm in Cook County.

    Can you help me?

    All my thanks,

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    Originally posted by jaybird210
    Jeff, your speed and efficiency are second only to your good looks!

    I was going to suggest rousting you out!
    And I thought it was my outstanding golf game

    Roust me out for 18!
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    Default Re: where I am

    Originally posted by JorieH
    dmsmith

    I'm in Cook County.

    Can you help me?

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    Jorie, I'll PM you. Don't talk to any recruiters just yet
    I don't have a PM set up yet. Try e-mailling me. Either through the firehouse or jorie7-19@sbcglobal.net.

    All my thanks,

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    Once again any news on up comming NR tests?

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    Default Nine week wonders...

    A two year paramedic course does not produce any more competent or capable paramedics than does a 3 month course. Northwest Community Hospital used to turn medics out in a 9 week course, and they were great. There is far too much emphasis placed on the academic aspects of the schooling process, and not enough on the technical. I worked with too many people who could recite chapter and verse on the contraindications of some drug, but usually couldn't drop a line or intubate worth a darn. Gimme a slightly stupid but technically capable medic any day.
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    Like I said I don't have the experience the majority of you do. I haven't stared my paramedic class yet. Although I'm sure once I do, my opinion on this matter will change through my own experience.

    Jorie

    p.s. When I did preform intubation in my basic class, I never missed. Though that was on a dummy.

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    Originally posted by JorieH
    When I did preform intubation in my basic class, I never missed. Though that was on a dummy.
    Though many dummies and actual persons are one in the same, there's no comparison when tubing the real thing
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    Interestingly enough, there have been a number of "pilot tests." If you know the right people, you can get into these tests. One in and passed; one in and waiting for results.

    Thanks Bruce!!

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    Intubation is a surprisingly simple technique. But I think the biggest problem is the same as with many skills: improper or insufficient training. Dan Carliscio and his group offer an "Intubation Obsticle Course" which was excellent. Really improved my skills and confidence. Even though you're still tubing dummies, the positions and environment sure put you through the wringer. I'll see if I can find the info (I believe Dan is working for Loyola now.....)
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    So, there is a "new" state test being offered?
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    Yes, Art, this is the new and improved state test.

    The state is still going to use the National Registry for EMT-B, however, this is not nearly as onerous, as there are many more NREMT-B tests offered, plus the cost really is the same as the state test was. It is also much easier to host an NREMT-B test.

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    Does anyone have an idea when they are opening up the state Paramedic test to everyone?

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    I believe Don was crucial in getting my dept our first TIC. It was either him or Mitchell, anyways they both seem to be nice guys. I think he is really working for smaller dept's but thats just my 2 cents.
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    Glad to hear the state test is out. What about the basics though; I don't need the that test, just concerned for everyone that does?
    Hey Jay do you have any info on that intubation class? I'm interested. What are the prerequisites?

    All my thanks,
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    Jorie, I've been nosing around to try to find it. So far I'm coming up empty. I'll keep looking (there were no prerequisites).
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    I appreciate it; thank you Jay.

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    Does anyone know of any paramedic classes still accepting applications, in the chicagoland area?

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    For those that have taken or know people who have taken the pilot tests, How long has it taken to get the results back?

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    Originally posted by k3twpfire
    For those that have taken or know people who have taken the pilot tests, How long has it taken to get the results back?
    paging jaybird210...come in Jay....

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    Sorry for the delay....

    Our folks generally had their results back in less than 3 weeks.


    As for any remaining medic classes, I'm not aware of any.

    Jorie, try calling Good Samaritan in Downers Grove; they had a daytime medic class that started in the Spring semester last year. I dunno if they are doing it again this year. Also, I know tht Delnor Hospital in Geneva also ran a daytime class a couple years ago. You could try them also, too.
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    I've got 2 guys and 2 gals taking the NREMT-B test on Wednesday. Their practicals are finished (DJ got a 100). With any luck, we'll have some more EMTs on in just a few weeks. I will congratulate each of them for all the personal time and effort that these 4 have put into their studies.
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    Thanks Jay!
    Congratulations for those taking NREMT-B, best wishes for the written exam.

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    Took the Paramedic Pilot test today at College of DuPage.

    . . . now time to wait by the mailbox

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