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  1. TheShaman

    Books To Help Get Started

    Thanks all for the information, and yes I do have a tablet. i will be checking that out when I get home. Thanks
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    U.S. Army Comt Medic to Civilian World

    Thanks very much guys I really appreciate it. I never got the EFMB (Night Land Nav is brutal haha) but I do have my CMB. Consensus seems like Trauma or Critical Care may be for me. Thanks everybody.
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    U.S. Army Comt Medic to Civilian World

    Thanks SororAKS, Many of us take great pride in our work. I've spent some time working with Civilians in a hospital setting and I must say it is a breathe a fresh air. Thanks to all you guys comments I've made contact with one of the Medical Officers in my unit who is a ICU Nurse. I'm going to take her to lunch (my treat of course) and pick her brain.
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    U.S. Army Comt Medic to Civilian World

    I'll take that into consideration, with my knowledge mainly based on trauma it just may be. Thanks ckh23
  5. TheShaman

    Books To Help Get Started

    Awesome Thanks Rose_Queen, checking it right now. Thanks again.
  6. TheShaman

    U.S. Army Comt Medic to Civilian World

    Thanks Billswife for the information, and thank you for supporting your military!
  7. TheShaman

    Books To Help Get Started

    Hello all, I will be taking A&P very soon. I was wondering if you guys know any good books to "get ahead of the curve" A&P For Dummies or something in that realm I could find on amazon? or do you guys honestly believe it's best to wait to get the text books from the institution when I start classes? Thanks all.
  8. TheShaman

    Pneumothorax question

    As a medic who was deployed in combat, I can confirm that small tension pneumo, can possible progressively get worst. I had a buddy who suffered trauma and within the 4 and half hours or so it took for the bird to come and evac him. It had gotten worst. It depends on the leak of air in the pleural space, patient, MOI among many other things. Hope that helps.
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    U.S. Army Comt Medic to Civilian World

    Thanks Fumanchu, That's exactly the information I was looking for. I really appreciate it.
  10. Hello All, I've been browsing this site quite a bit in my free time. Decided to create an account to post I'm a Combat Medic (Emergency Care Specialist). I'm very interested in becoming a nurse as I'm soon to transition out of the military. As a Combat Medic in battle I'm accustomed to very high intensity critical care. Also I've done my rotation in the Troop Medical Clinic as the "Medic"(Gathering information from the patient, scheduling appointments, taking vitals and handing the patient and information off to a PA). What I'm getting at here is... could you guys help me discover a bit of a "happy" median? I love the thrill of providing care for patience in critical/acute situation but I also love interacting with the patient, teaching and guiding them. Is critical care nurse a good path for me? Thanks all.