PHRN certification - page 2

Hello everyone! I'm an NREMT-B and finishing nursing school real soon. Looking to get a prehospital certification so I can work ground transport to get some experience and work toward eventually... Read More

  1. by   mommatrauma
    Quote from 11:11
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    You're right "PH-RN" is not a "title or a cert" but HP is...and if you didn't take the test..you aren't one...and your nursing license doesn't cover you in a pre-hospital setting...
  2. by   Peg804
    That is right Traumamanna-if you do not have the certification you are NOT a PHRN or HP. I worked too long and too hard for the cert-and yes I passed the national registery test to become a phrn or hp. Unfortunately people do not understand that you have to be certifed to have the certification and you have to PASS the test. If you are a Rn on a unit=you have no prehospital recognition. Get the certification
  3. by   Peg804
    Sorry did not finish my reply. I am an RN. and proud of it. I am also a PHRN or HP=for which I am also proud. I worked hard for every certification I have. I have edured. For someone to say that they run with an ambulance company=and they are an RN-so they are a phrn is insane. You do not have any idea what you are talking about. You maybe an RN, but unless you have pass the national registry test and have proved yourself,-you have field training, they you are NOT A PHRN. you would be classified-I have spoken to 5 units, as an observer- you have no ackowledged prehospital skills.I have been in EMS for almost 26 years- I have seen good and bad i have seen RN's that can help me and those who should ist int he truck. I hope you atually certify as a PHRN what area are yout in, can I help you/ It is not easy.let me know what I can do// Please for give spelling,etc, I never claimed to be a secretary.
  4. by   mommatrauma
    Quote from Peg804
    Sorry did not finish my reply. I am an RN. and proud of it. I am also a PHRN or HP=for which I am also proud. I worked hard for every certification I have. I have edured. For someone to say that they run with an ambulance company=and they are an RN-so they are a phrn is insane. You do not have any idea what you are talking about. You maybe an RN, but unless you have pass the national registry test and have proved yourself,-you have field training, they you are NOT A PHRN. you would be classified-I have spoken to 5 units, as an observer- you have no ackowledged prehospital skills.I have been in EMS for almost 26 years- I have seen good and bad i have seen RN's that can help me and those who should ist int he truck. I hope you atually certify as a PHRN what area are yout in, can I help you/ It is not easy.let me know what I can do// Please for give spelling,etc, I never claimed to be a secretary.
    AMEN to that...it isn't easy...and I'd like to hear a paramedics view on 11's statement "I am operating as a paramedic"...it's already hard enough to gain respect from the medics...I am constantly referred to as the "street skirt" but people that think they are something they are not give us "certified" people a bad name...
  5. by   taidan
    to think you cant can jump right on a unit and run calls shows your lack of understanding of what really goes on. Besides the additional medical and clinical skills you have to be able to controll and manage a scene with possibly dozens of lower providers, family members , firefighters, patients, cars, police, all att 3am on the side of the road at 5 degrees below while treating patients.

    You wouldent like it if I came into and ER or MED-SURG floor and start working as a nurse would u?
  6. by   medic1488
    Just because mommatrauma asked:

    I dont find 11:11 especially insulting. I've also been doing this job for awhile and on forums and in daily life I have encountered more than one RN that thought they were qualified to do my job. From what 11:11 has posted, its sounds like they are qualified. Expierence+training+precepting. I also think 11:11 could have avoided some of the attacks by saying acting as an "ALS" provider. Although its only semantics, its a little more correct. As far as around here, CT does not have a PHRN certification. The local flight program, which runs RN/RT, requires the RN to be a medic and the RT to be at least an EMT. Although I never saw it in writing, I was told this was because there had to a medic/emt on board for them to qualify as an ALS ambulance. If anyone out there familar with the program knows differently, please feel free to correct me. Another topic that seems to be arising in this thread is the training. I fully believe that RN's with critical care/ED expierence should be exempt from aspects of paramedic school; however I also believe a paramedic with expereince should be exempt from some aspects of nursing school.
  7. by   traumaRUs
    I'm going to give this thread a cooling off period - we need to remember that we must remain respectful to each other and name-calling will NOT be tolerated.

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