NVCC Class of 2013 Meet and Greet + Q&A - page 6

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Hello All, I wanted to start a new thread for everyone who was accepted (and because the other one was getting really long). :) If you could please share some information about yourself and any questions you have about the... Read More


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    Quote from Davew1775
    Name: Dave

    Years at NVCC: at least 2 I think

    Joined the FBook Group: trying to find it

    Track: Traditional

    Career Goal: ER nurse

    Planning to Transfer: Eventually. No rush

    Classes Completed: pre-reqs of course. I have a BA in Historic Preservation already so all the "make me a better human being" classes are done.

    About me: I'm married with a 2yo. I have had nearly every type of job you can think of. Just off the top of my head are machinist, Marine, firefighter, archaeologist, and now ER tech. Those are just the paying jobs I can think of right now. I'm a national registry medic. I volunteer at Loudoun County Rescue Squad in Leesburg. I work for inova at Loudoun hospital in the ed as a tech. I'm old. I turn 39 this year. My wife is a volunteer medic in Leesburg at the rescue squad. I'll happily show you pictures of her or my daughter if you have time to kill.

    Questions:

    There seem to be a few folks from Loudoun in our class. We should try and set up a carpool. Anyone interested?

    Comments:

    1) Don't skimp on the stethoscope. I've been lusting after my wife's Master Cardiology ever since I bought it for her. So being a wonderful wife she bought me one for this program. I swear you can hear atoms collide with it. Having run ems for many years I can say you'll never go wrong buying good quality. Allheart.com has them cheaper than standris.

    2) I'm hoping to use the nvcc scrubs as a color match for buying better ones. I wear scrubs for work in the ER. The nvcc scrubs are $12. I can say you get what you pay for with $12 scrubs.

    3) If you haven't signed up for a CPR class yet email me. I happen to know a CPR instructor. She's asleep next to me right now.

    See everyone soon,

    Dave
    Hi Dave,

    I haven't signed up for the CPR class yet, but does your wife teach the AHA Healthcare Provider BLS/AED course? If so, how much? I know, dumb question, but I'm trying to save $$ like many of our fellow classmates, even with the textbooks, which are an outrageous dollar amount! I don't work at the moment, so every penny counts.

    Btw, on Facebook, search for 'NVCC Nursing Class of 2013'. It's a page. You'll find us there.
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    That's all she teaches is the AHA BLS/AED healthcare provider. In EMS that's the only one that is recognized. I'll have to check with her but I believe all she asks is you to make a donation to the rescue squad for the use of the training room and materials. We have loaner books and you watch the dvd in class. The only time I've ever opened an AHA book was for ACLS and PALS. Let me talk to her and see if we can set up a night at the station.
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    Quote from Davew1775
    That's all she teaches is the AHA BLS/AED healthcare provider. In EMS that's the only one that is recognized. I'll have to check with her but I believe all she asks is you to make a donation to the rescue squad for the use of the training room and materials. We have loaner books and you watch the dvd in class. The only time I've ever opened an AHA book was for ACLS and PALS. Let me talk to her and see if we can set up a night at the station.
    That would be awesome, thanks!

    p.s. Don't feel old. I'm not that far behind you (I'm 36, but people think I look 18 :P).
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    Quote from Davew1775
    That's all she teaches is the AHA BLS/AED healthcare provider. In EMS that's the only one that is recognized. I'll have to check with her but I believe all she asks is you to make a donation to the rescue squad for the use of the training room and materials. We have loaner books and you watch the dvd in class. The only time I've ever opened an AHA book was for ACLS and PALS. Let me talk to her and see if we can set up a night at the station.
    If you can let me know when you are planning a BLS/CPR class, please let me know. Thanks
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    Hi Dave, Carolyn, and excitedtobehere,

    My name is Tina and I also live out in Loudoun, west of Leesburg. I would love to see if we could get some carpooling going.

    P.S. Dave, I have you beat in age. I'm 43.
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    Tina,

    Check your school email, I sent out a message to everyone. I've found 5 or 6 people that live in Loudoun. There are definitely carpool options for you Send me a email and I'll hook you up.

    Carolyn
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    Carolyn, Did you get my email?
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    I did, there should be a reply sitting in your inbox. I know that various part of NVCC have been down, I guess it's just taking a while to get there. If you don't see it in the next few hours let me know.

    Carolyn
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    Quote from Davew1775
    That's all she teaches is the AHA BLS/AED healthcare provider. In EMS that's the only one that is recognized. I'll have to check with her but I believe all she asks is you to make a donation to the rescue squad for the use of the training room and materials. We have loaner books and you watch the dvd in class. The only time I've ever opened an AHA book was for ACLS and PALS. Let me talk to her and see if we can set up a night at the station.
    Is this still being planned? Would we get an official CPR card after? I hope i didn't miss it already!
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    Quote from JulieL87
    Is this still being planned? Would we get an official CPR card after? I hope i didn't miss it already!
    Julie,

    As far as I know, Dave's trying to get one organized soon, but if it doesn't fall through, we could check with our local rescue station (or other AHA-approved/certified organization) to see when they offer the class. I haven't heard back from him yet. Also, Dave said that the AHA will mail the cards to us once they receive our written test and skills portion.


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