More RN to EMT and Paramedic questions - page 2

Hello- Thanks everyone who contributed to the previous thread on RN to EMT/paramedic pathway. Does anyone know of any bridge courses offered in the Chicago, IL area? I used to be a basic... Read More

  1. Visit  zenji's mom profile page
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    Hey,
    I thought EMT theoretically may lead one to want to be an RN. Therefore it seems thow art going backwards??
    what is going on here?
  2. Visit  MnemonicMonkey profile page
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    Quote from zenji's mom
    Hey,
    I thought EMT theoretically may lead one to want to be an RN. Therefore it seems thow art going backwards??
    what is going on here?
    This is an old thread, but to address this logic, it's not going backwards. There may be pay differences, but EMT's have a very different scope of practice than RN's do (and get to sit around the station and actually relax or sleep on occasion).

    I had my EMT-B prior to getting my RN, but am now looking at getting my EMT-P as it's essentially a requirement to do transport nursing in my state.
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  3. Visit  mmmRN profile page
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    hr at the hospital i work at told me that, according to the illinois nurse practice act, a person working as an r.n. cannot work as a cna, pct, or er tech as well. is it different for emt-b and paramedics? i have read threads where people say that they work as both a r.n. and a paramedic. i live in illinois, i don't know if it varies from state to state. is this allowed by the illinois nurse practice act?
  4. Visit  celtchick68 profile page
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    Quote from MedicRN111

    This is correct, but dont get to excited. You cannot have any Pt contact nor perform any medical care. While on any ground unit it is the Paramedic that has ultimate Pt control and care. As working in the field, is out of a RN's scope of practice. You will sit and watch and basically remain quiet.
    Guess that all depends on the state you're in. I'm in NC and on the MICU trucks and air medical helicopters nurses function as a nurse on any scene run. They work side by side with medics and do everything to include intubating patients in the field. They function within their scope under the license of medical control dr just as medics and EMTs do.
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  5. Visit  Pneumothorax profile page
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    Quote from mmmrn
    hr at the hospital i work at told me that, according to the illinois nurse practice act, a person working as an r.n. cannot work as a cna, pct, or er tech as well. is it different for emt-b and paramedics? i have read threads where people say that they work as both a r.n. and a paramedic. i live in illinois, i don't know if it varies from state to state. is this allowed by the illinois nurse practice act?
    im in il, its because as an rn, you are licensed to provide a higher level of care than a cna,pct, or er tech (usually a basic..and if paramedic..cant delegate/initiate orders etc in-hospital... scope is diff.)

    a friend of mine is both a pm and rn, she works on the ambulance as a medic, but in the hospital as an rn, hope it makes sense to ya :d


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