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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

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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! You're right... I think Carolyn found 5 people (including myself) in our class that live in Loudoun. You make 6. A carpool is definitely the way to go. I guess when it gets closer, we can figure out the details, and who's interested in doing that. I know I am!

I'm on board with the steth too... I have my eye on a master cardiology too. The only thing is I had someone GIVE me a steth and blood pressure cuff (I think it was an Allheart) which was SO nice... So now I'm having difficulty paying that much money when I technically have one...

I already tried with the uniform thing too! I'm on the tall side and pretty thin, so finding anything that fits is difficult. Something tells me unisex pants are not going to work, but Mrs. Vito says they MUST come from the same dye lot and be purchased through MEC. No workaround like there may have been in the past.

Look forward to meeting you!

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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. :D

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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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). :D

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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.

If you can let me know when you are planning a BLS/CPR class, please let me know. Thanks :yeah:

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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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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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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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