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    Do you grab vitals on pts that dont want to be transported.

    I would agree 100%. But if he wants nothing to do with you how much time you gonna waste? He's an adult, he said no. Document the crap out of it and move along.
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    Surgical Light in the Box

    Saw one in a hospital box out of Tampa.
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    Do you grab vitals on pts that dont want to be transported.

    Do you want to go to the hospital? Get in the truck. No? Sign here, refused AMA. 10-8.
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    Surgical Light in the Box

    Any agencies have one installed? Conversation came up recently, was wondering if it could be done.
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    Caught on camera: Firefighter draws gun on driver at highway scene in North Carolina

    Maybe was getting even for the guy who pulled a gun on a couple medics in Florida?
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    Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) DMAT Paramedic

    Guessing the entire fed process is hosed. I went on the Teams when FEMA ran it. It was a pretty quick process then, as the hiring was local. 3veryone knew everyone. We went over to hhs and the bureaucratic process got so much worse. That being said, it was a great time and the training...
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    Coronavirus Discussion Thread

    That's racist..
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    Coronavirus Discussion Thread

    Fouled deck, cats down.
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    is a broken arm an ALS or BLS call?

    I was amazed how many people came to the ED and they were all allergic to toradol. The only thing that worked was that D drug.
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    is a broken arm an ALS or BLS call?

    Only if the splint has velcro. I dont think they teach real splinting anymore...
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    Defunding Police: Impact on EMS?

    Our PD started the Crisis Intervention Teams almost 20 years ago. This is an officer especially trained to handle mental health, domestic violence, other similar calls. Working both sides of the street, I saw a big increase in EMS response to rule out medical or tramatic causes of behavioral...
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    Fords Virus Killing Setting

    Something new from Ford: a wuhan virus killing setting. 133' for 15 minutes. Now, have you ever seen the inside of the average police car? Spilled coffee...
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    Brand New Medic

    Never get nervous in front of the patient. Training will kick in. The time to get nervous is after turnover.
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    Coronavirus Discussion Thread

    I had some training up at Ft Detrick when I was doing cbrne stuff for the cops. This is exactly what would happen in a global war scenario: release an innocuous bug, and see what happens. Look at results as far as global economics, nationwide response and risk mitigation. Then there was the...
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    Are we taking "Scene Safety" too far?

    Carbon monoxide leaks. We started hanging CO detectors on jump bags, before that we always had a crew or two come down with headaches each season. I carried one on me as a cop.