Putnam Co EMS vs Jackson Co EMS

Putnam Co EMS vs Jackson Co EMS

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Wanting to be informed

Paris, TN

#1 Mar 16, 2009
Can anyone tell me if the Putnam County EMS is as bad of a place to work as Jackson Co EMS? I am coming from the stand point of people covering for extra marital affairs? Am I being naive or is this everywhere????????

Since: Mar 09

Cookeville, TN

#2 Mar 16, 2009
have not heard much about it myself. I doubt it though, Putnam County has a bad rep they are trying to get over. But with people running around spreading stuff, it is hard for them to do it for sure. I know quite a few of the PC EMS and they are good people.
What I Heard

Paris, TN

#3 Mar 17, 2009
Wanting to be informed wrote:
Can anyone tell me if the Putnam County EMS is as bad of a place to work as Jackson Co EMS? I am coming from the stand point of people covering for extra marital affairs? Am I being naive or is this everywhere????????
I heard Jackson County put Allen in as Director when he had previously left the ambulance service because of his girlfriend at that time.....I do believe he has moved on..........
hahah

Smartt, TN

#4 Sep 9, 2011
Scottie Christian is the Director at Jackson
Just Saying

Cookeville, TN

#5 Sep 9, 2011
Both of them run off the good ol' boy system so....
SLawson

United States

#6 Sep 9, 2011
My husband works for putnam ems and loves it, he has delt with jackson county some himself and chose to work for putnam and he is one of the best people I know, if he ever treats anyone for anything unless they suffer from alzheimers or dementia they remember him and like him a lot, work prospective he likes it a lot there tho.
crunch

Clover, SC

#7 Sep 10, 2011
Putnam Co EMS vs Jackson Co EMS? I think Jackson County would whip their a@@!
Cookeville Storm Watcher

Clarksville, TN

#8 Sep 11, 2011
Regardless who is the best, they both do excellent jobs and we are VERY proud to have all of our EMS staff in our upper Cumberland region. Thank you ALL.....!
sucker for a uniform

Maryville, TN

#9 Sep 17, 2011
SLawson wrote:
My husband works for putnam ems and loves it, he has delt with jackson county some himself and chose to work for putnam and he is one of the best people I know, if he ever treats anyone for anything unless they suffer from alzheimers or dementia they remember him and like him a lot, work prospective he likes it a lot there tho.
GEE I hope your husband isn't the one that I have been seeing for the past 2 years..lol i really do respect the good men and women that serve the public. I'm not saying that all are like this but one guy in particular ( I will not say names so don't ask) I have realized is serving his huge ego at the ambulance service. He is very "eat up' as some will call it and tries to be at every wreck and rescue there is. I think he tries to make sure his picture is in the paper.
There will be some on here that will respond negetively to my post but it's the truth as I am sitting here typing. He has told me and several others that he is the best first responder and has won awards for saving lives. it may be true but the ones that are true recuers in my opinion are the ones that don't brag about it. Anyone of have the ability to save lives, we just aren't in that profession. I know several first responders and have been familiar with this profession for several years now. I married into this kind of life so I have alot of good friends that are first responders. Again I do salute the men and women that do this because they love it and really want to help people and not want to brag that they are the best. Just my opinion. Like assholes, everybody has one..lol
SLawson

United States

#10 Sep 17, 2011
My husband has only been on there for one year and doesn't go to a wreck or accident unless he is on the clock and is the farthest thing from conceited.
lmao

United States

#11 Sep 24, 2011
sucker for a uniform wrote:
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GEE I hope your husband isn't the one that I have been seeing for the past 2 years..lol i really do respect the good men and women that serve the public. I'm not saying that all are like this but one guy in particular ( I will not say names so don't ask) I have realized is serving his huge ego at the ambulance service. He is very "eat up' as some will call it and tries to be at every wreck and rescue there is. I think he tries to make sure his picture is in the paper.
There will be some on here that will respond negetively to my post but it's the truth as I am sitting here typing. He has told me and several others that he is the best first responder and has won awards for saving lives. it may be true but the ones that are true recuers in my opinion are the ones that don't brag about it. Anyone of have the ability to save lives, we just aren't in that profession. I know several first responders and have been familiar with this profession for several years now. I married into this kind of life so I have alot of good friends that are first responders. Again I do salute the men and women that do this because they love it and really want to help people and not want to brag that they are the best. Just my opinion. Like assholes, everybody has one..lol
Sounds like Brandon Smith! Full of himself...what an a**hole.
Haha

Cookeville, TN

#12 Sep 24, 2011
lmao wrote:
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Sounds like Brandon Smith! Full of himself...what an a**hole.
LOL I agree.
Someone

Cookeville, TN

#13 Sep 24, 2011
sucker for a uniform wrote:
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There will be some on here that will respond negetively to my post but it's the truth as I am sitting here typing. He has told me and several others that he is the best first responder and has won awards for saving lives. it may be true but the ones that are true recuers in my opinion are the ones that don't brag about it. Anyone of have the ability to save lives, we just aren't in that profession. I know several first responders and have been familiar with this profession for several years now. I married into this kind of life so I have alot of good friends that are first responders. Again I do salute the men and women that do this because they love it and really want to help people and not want to brag that they are the best. Just my opinion. Like assholes, everybody has one..lol
You are 100% correct. There are great providers out there who are selfless in what they do but that don't make up the majority anymore. I got out of EMS because it turned into a club for wannabe heroes who are only in it for the bragging rights. I've heard people brag because they start 14 gauge IVs on all of their patients. I don't know about anybody else but I sure don't want to be stuck with an unnecessarily large needle and subjected to excessive pain for no reason other than to inflate somebody's ego. It's unprofessional as hell and borders on unethical.

I'm not a nurse but how many of them have you heard bragging about "winning awards for saving lives?" Probably none. EMS kind of opens itself up to immaturity when it only takes about a year and a half to become a paramedic.
Agreed

United States

#14 Sep 24, 2011
I agree on that! I have no involvment in the health field, but can a paramedic not do just as much or more than that of an RN? Neither should brag about things like you have said, nor do I believe awards should be given for people who are just doing their job. I also on the other hand do not like the idea that nursing get all the praise and high pay grades when paramedics make $30k a year and do the same things.....The paramedics that you speak of ...such as the Smith guy...are a disgrace. Those who take the job serious as to how it should be...lets praise them and give THEM the higher pay grades.
Moot

Cookeville, TN

#15 Sep 24, 2011
Agreed wrote:
can a paramedic not do just as much or more than that of an RN?
No, and trust me. You DON'T want them to be able to do as much as an RN. I worked as a paramedic for five years before deciding to go to college and get my BSN. I can say from experience that paramedic school is far less rigorous than nursing school. Some things that get skimmed over in a few weeks in medic school are studied for entire semesters at nursing school. I love EMS, but it needs to get with the program and instate higher education requirements. The nursing profession didn't get where it is today by keeping nursing school as short and streamlined as possible.
Moot

Cookeville, TN

#16 Sep 24, 2011
***Note: my opinion only applies to certificate medic mills, not 4 year bachelor programs, which TN has none of.
Cookeville Storm Watcher

Clarksville, TN

#17 Sep 24, 2011
So what your saying is a Paramedic can not do what an RN can do? really......? So how often does an RN intubates in the ER or on the floor? Paramedic is basically Pre-hospital and does it all out in the field. Everything to RSI to delivery of a newborns and even cath labs too.The last time I check they even fly on the helicopter along with the RN. Their not there just for the flight or giggles. In most ER's the only ones allowed to intubate is: Dr., PA., Nurse Prat., Respiratory Therapist & Paramedics. So I don't think a Paramedic is any less of an RN either. They can give the same drugs as an RN. Flush the same IV caths and Fastone IO,and I could go on and on.....UHM..... I hope know one thinks that Paramedics are inferior to an RN. Just my 2c's
Nash Medic

Cookeville, TN

#18 Sep 25, 2011
Cookeville Storm Watcher wrote:
So what your saying is a Paramedic can not do what an RN can do? really......? So how often does an RN intubates in the ER or on the floor? Paramedic is basically Pre-hospital and does it all out in the field. Everything to RSI to delivery of a newborns and even cath labs too.The last time I check they even fly on the helicopter along with the RN. Their not there just for the flight or giggles. In most ER's the only ones allowed to intubate is: Dr., PA., Nurse Prat., Respiratory Therapist & Paramedics. So I don't think a Paramedic is any less of an RN either. They can give the same drugs as an RN. Flush the same IV caths and Fastone IO,and I could go on and on.....UHM..... I hope know one thinks that Paramedics are inferior to an RN. Just my 2c's
Any ALS nurse knows how to intubate. Whether or not their employer allows them to do so is a different story. Paramedics working at Vanderbilt as triage techs can't even start IVs, let alone intubate anybody. As a Paramedic, I have a limited list of medications that I can administer (about sixty if you include things like aspirin, benadryl, and oxygen) Nurses, depending on where they're at, can administer hundreds of different medications and many of those meds can be given without direct orders. Are nurses better? Not necessarily. But they're able to do a lot more and for good reason: their schooling is more thorough.

Since: Apr 10

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#19 Sep 25, 2011
Cookeville Storm Watcher wrote:
So what your saying is a Paramedic can not do what an RN can do? really......? So how often does an RN intubates in the ER or on the floor? Paramedic is basically Pre-hospital and does it all out in the field. Everything to RSI to delivery of a newborns and even cath labs too.The last time I check they even fly on the helicopter along with the RN. Their not there just for the flight or giggles. In most ER's the only ones allowed to intubate is: Dr., PA., Nurse Prat., Respiratory Therapist & Paramedics. So I don't think a Paramedic is any less of an RN either. They can give the same drugs as an RN. Flush the same IV caths and Fastone IO,and I could go on and on.....UHM..... I hope know one thinks that Paramedics are inferior to an RN. Just my 2c's
Judging from your defensiveness, I'd say you're probably involved in EMS. If so, you're proof that America's emergency medical services lack something to be desired. Your grammar and writing skills speak for themselves.

Do you know where America stands in comparison to EMS systems world wide? I'll give you a hint: I doesn't even make the top 10 list. The UK, which is hailed as one of the best EMS systems in the world, has trauma ambulances which are staffed with MDs and critical care nurses. All other units are staffed with paramedics (bachelor's degree) and crictical care paramedics (master's degree). Most paramedics here don't even have an associates degree so WHY IN THE HELL should they be making as much as people who spent 2-4 years in college? Better wages come with education. Period.
SLawson

Clover, SC

#20 Sep 25, 2011
Also,, with the wages comment about medics, I know for a fact if there are no calls being ran y'all are sittin on ur butts back at the station not doing a thing, nurses don't get that break unless they are flight nurses or something similar to that, I run balls to the walls for 8 hours solid on all my works days and granted y'all do that some days too, its not always like that. So yes nurses deserve better pay, if not for this reason, for many others.

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