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u/P51Mike1980 · 1 pointr/emergencymedicine

>suggested that I look into RN during college

Being an RN is a degree in and of itself. After your general education, it's another two years of nursing school. If you are on track to finish your bio degree in four years, you'd be adding another two years onto that and by then you'd be applying to medical school, so it wouldn't be worth it. If I were in your shoes, I would do nursing only IF I didn't get into medical school.

What you can do, and I've seen others do it, is either be an EMT-B, emergency room technician (you need your EMT-B to do this and it will give you good exposure to the ER), or become a medical assistant (I believe the program is only six months, but others may correct me if I'm wrong).

>Last question, as an advanced healthcare provider, do you ever go on ride-alongs or help out on the ambulances at all?

I am an ER nurse and I have gone on one ride along when the patient needed to be transferred with CCT to another facility and there wasn't a CCT-RN available. At my shop, none of the doctors ride along, but that may be different at other places. CCT is usually within the scope of practice of a registered nurse.

> If so, what is your scope of practice?

During the transport I did, my job was to monitor the patient post-TPA. I can only speak as an RN, but the scope of practice while doing a transport is the same as in the hospital - assess, monitor, and give meds. The ER MD will usually give the CCT-RN a list of standing orders for different scenarios.

>If there's one book which you would suggest me reading (either textbook, educational, non-fiction, etc) to prepare me for medschool, what would it be?

It won't prepare you for medical school, and it's written by a nurse but Trauma Junkie was one I enjoyed a lot. Other than that, focus on your studies and enjoy your time before college and medical school. Read what you want to read for pleasure, not necessarily what will prepare you. During my two years of nursing school I had no time to read what I wanted because I was focused on studying. It will be much "worse" for you.

u/Wilsonsj90 · 1 pointr/emergencymedicine

1st off; Don't waste your money on items you will NEVER use or that wont have a practical application. While a BP can be nice to have, it will get taken by responding medics and will have no bearing on the care you provide in the meantime. Forget the cuff. Forget the BVM. If a patient has coded, you're not going to alternate compressions and one man bagging. If a bystander wants to help and doesn't feel comfortable with a face mask, quickly instruct them on compressions and you do the breaths while monitoring their rate/quality. Consider EPI auto-injector depending on state laws if you think you'll ever come up on an ANA. CVS has (had?) a generic for $10. Forget other meds. To much liability with no benefit pre-EMS.

Coming from an urban center without the need for driving, I use a MOLLE kit attached to my day pack. Stocked it with several sets of gloves, penlight, decompression needle, shears, lots of 4x4s, face mask, chest seal, CELOX, and CAT. Stethoscope is always in my primary bag. Goes everywhere and I still have plenty of storage for laptop, street clothes, and whatever else I might need.

Most of what I've come across are ODs, but I won't even think about carrying Narcan. Dispatch will alert LE as well and they have it on them. Just monitor their airway. Even out of the city, 99% of what you'd ever come across needing immediate assistance that won't have the risk of a combative person (i.e. OD given Narcan) is bleeding and airway. The rest can wait for a rig.

Notepad and pen might be helpful as well for quick vitals. In lieu of a BP, just note weather their pulse is strong or not.

Location, season, and space dependent, a foil-type survival blanket might be in order too.

Link to a MOLLE pouch(No affiliation and not recommending; for reference only):

Link to a MOLLE day bag(Again, no affiliation, just reference):

Hope this helps!

u/Gorillamedic17 · 1 pointr/emergencymedicine

Dubin's book may have been the book at one time, but it lags behind better books substantially. It doesn't really delve into more advanced ECG topics that absolutely are accessible at the EM/EMS level.

12-Lead ECG: The Art of Interpretation by Garcia is the best book we've found, after a pretty exhaustive hunt, for our students. Very thorough and works from an primer level up through advanced topics with lots of example ECGs.

edit: Added book receommendation.

u/Godhelpthisoldman · 3 pointsr/emergencymedicine

Congrats on your match!

Skip Dubin.

I think the best ECG book is Garcia's. It's really nicely done and includes sectioned learning points for beginners, intermediate learners, and advanced learners on every apge. My first time through I only read the "Level 1" and "Level 2" learning points. Later I went through again and read the "Level 3" points also. It's a super solid foundation.

I second all the suggestions below, with a caveat. Dr. Smith's blog is excellent. Its strong offerings are really smart pearls you won't learn elsewhere, and great training in pattern recognition. There tends to be less discussion of bread-and-butter features. Almost every ecg offered is tricky. If you find yourself struggling to keep up or surprised at the outcome of every case, your foundation probably isn't strong enough yet - see the first paragraph.

Dr. Smith (often) makes a really great point about practicing ECGs. You need to look at the ECG and have info available about the patient's clinical course. Picking up ECGs you find lying around the department can be good practice in identifying the basic features, but if you don't know how the patient actually did this isn't helping you corrrelate patterns of disease (the ultimate goal).

u/emergentologist · 1 pointr/emergencymedicine

Yep - personally, I use one of these because it clips on to my badge holder and is still super bright. I tried a nice penlight at first, but stopped carrying it because I like to have as little in my pockets as necessary. This thing is great because it's always with me (as long as I've remembered my badge lol)

u/pfpants · 7 pointsr/emergencymedicine

Emergency Medicine Secrets or Tintinalli's pocket size edition

I like the former for studying - it's presented in a Q/A fashion in nice concise chapters. Great read for MS4 and intern year. The latter is a good pocket reference for use when you're on your EM rotation.

edit: formatting

u/renalmedic · 1 pointr/emergencymedicine

A bit late to the party, sorry. I'm doing MCEM.

It's a good exam, reasonably clinically oriented, relevant and up-to-date. The curriculum is pretty clear and there are some decent revision materials out there (but unfortunately nothing compared to what's available for MRCP or Primary FRCA).

I sat Part A twice, mostly because I didn't take it seriously the first time round. I revised from the Oxford Revision Notes Series (Part A & Part B) with practice questions from Get Through.

u/Failsheep · 12 pointsr/emergencymedicine

"ECGs for the Emergency Physician": presents them to you with a one-liner just like you'll get them in the real world. Love the format, and great practice on the things you'll actually see.

u/Rodriguez2111 · 3 pointsr/emergencymedicine

These guys do a pretty good course in Harrow if you're UK based, book comes with it. I like it a lot, focused and to the point.
Accident & Emergency Radiology: a survival guide

u/Cumberlandjed · 9 pointsr/emergencymedicine

Dale Dubin wrote the definitive EKG book before going to prison for child pornography and cocaine possession. It's a REALLY good book, but feel free to buy it used!

Rapid Interpretation of EKG's, Sixth Edition

u/MachinaExDeo · 1 pointr/emergencymedicine

I'm assuming you're in the US; if so, the Oxford American Handbook of Emergency Medicine is a fantastic pocket-sized EM bible. (Well, I assume it is! I can only vouch for the version that spells "colour" with a U.)

u/annoyedatwork · 2 pointsr/emergencymedicine

EMS Field Guide, ALS Version

In a paramedic program right now, carry this for reference. Also, look up your state's protocols for EMS providers.

u/suavehippo · 1 pointr/emergencymedicine

Set of shears that you'll lose a few months in.


Mini-eye chart (or an app for that).

Some sort of guide that breaks up differentials by presentations / symptoms - EM BASIC pdf or Pocket notebook

A sense of humor.