Recent content by Ensihoitaja

  1. Ensihoitaja

    How has your charting Changed since Covid?

    I added an infectious line to my review of systems for the standard COVID questions. I also have a line at the end to the effect that no signature was obtained due to infection control precautions. That’s about it. Oh- we also have a tab in the crew field of ESO for PPE now, too.
  2. Ensihoitaja

    Where do you carry your stethoscope?

    Just one of many reasons I work nights!
  3. Ensihoitaja

    Where do you carry your stethoscope?

    On calls it‘s on my neck. In between calls it lives on the dash.
  4. Ensihoitaja

    is a broken arm an ALS or BLS call?

    It's also a Kindle Daily Deal on Amazon today- get it for $1.99! https://smile.amazon.com/Dreamland-True-Americas-Opiate-Epidemic-ebook/dp/B00U19DTS0/ref=lp_6165851011_1_6?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1592177473&sr=1-6
  5. Ensihoitaja

    is a broken arm an ALS or BLS call?

    Seconded. It’s an absolutely fantastic and highly relevant book.
  6. Ensihoitaja

    is a broken arm an ALS or BLS call?

    Denver specifically. Colorado has an IV-certification for EMTs that in addition to IVs, allows fentanyl, D10/D50, and Zofran.
  7. Ensihoitaja

    is a broken arm an ALS or BLS call?

    That's correct. We're 95%+ double medic ambulances.
  8. Ensihoitaja

    is a broken arm an ALS or BLS call?

    Our EMTs can give 100 mcg of IV fentanyl, so unless someone's in a lot of pain or there's something weird going on there's no reason to make it ALS.
  9. Ensihoitaja

    Wildland EMT/Crew EMT

    There's really not a separate fireline EMT cert. If you have your FFT2 and EMT, you can get EMTF on your red card. I regularly go out as an EMPF, but it's been a long time since wildland was my full-time job. Bearing that in mind, the crew EMT role is secondary to the firefighting role...
  10. Ensihoitaja

    Recommendations for gear bags whilst on shift

    We used those packs as special event kits at Pridemark. They're nice!
  11. Ensihoitaja

    Guideline Updates

    Are you guys actually able to get droperidol? We haven't seen it for years.
  12. Ensihoitaja

    Recommendations for gear bags whilst on shift

    I have 2 bags- one lives at work and has my rain coat, hi-viz vest, ear protection, a pair of sunglasses, and some random spare batteries and other stuff. That one is a 5.11 Rush 6 The other one goes back and forth to work and home on my bike with me and has my iPad, Kindle, safety glasses...
  13. Ensihoitaja

    Decreased Call Volume and System Response

    According to command staff, our cardiac arrest calls are more than double the same time frame last year. I think it's a little COVID and a little people avoiding care. It's certainly gotten easier to convince people with minor complaints to follow-up with their PCP for their foot pain for 3 weeks.
  14. Ensihoitaja

    Decreased Call Volume and System Response

    @captaindepth I believe you and I work different shifts... anecdotally my shifts have been pretty consistent volume wise and I still can’t get off on time. I don’t work during peak bar time and I don’t work rush hour and I still can’t get off on time ever.
  15. Ensihoitaja

    Dose EMS need a Strike team

    FEMA Ambulance Strike Team Ambulance Strike Team Leader Quals

Top