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    Murphy Laws

    And, I find that a huge problem in EMS. The lack of proper leadership and tact. If you complain about it, you are told to simply toughen up. Vets grow very weary of telling new people the same things over and over. As, I suspect, so do Drill instructors in the military. And yet, drill...
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    IV bag frozen?

    Interesting that I found this today. Just came on this morning for a 4-day tour. First call 45 minutes in to the day was for a Hypothermic pt. Response time was around 45 minutes and then another 40-45 minute transport. Pt was found wearing t-shirt, jeans and hiking boots. Temperatures here were...
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    Medic Steals meds

    I have heard of Paramedics stealing Narcotics from the vials on car and replacing the amount with saline.
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    What do you all have on your personal vehicles

    I used to have a 4" Star of Life sticker on the back window driver's side. But, I recently purchased and placed a full window see-thru decal with a Star-of-Life with flames.
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    What do hospitals do for you?

    Actually, we are pretty much rural. Our office is located at the hospital. We don't have a station. No cooking facilities, no bathroom, no refrigerator, and no sleeping quarters. Also, we share our garage with hospital maintenance, so we barely have room for our rigs. Our organization rents a...
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    You did WHAT with THAT?!

    Actually got sent on a transfer (almost) for a female with a foreign body inserted into her urethra. Dr showed us an x-ray with a clearly outlined bobby pin. They had already removed the Q-tip she inserted after the bobby pin. As luck would have it (ours, not the Dr's) they were able to flush...
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    "And three is five, and five is four"...

    till 1 (tl) tr.v. tilled, till·ing, tills To prepare (land) for the raising of crops, as by plowing and harrowing; cultivate. http://www.thefreedictionary.com/till Noun 1. till - unstratified soil deposited by a glacier; consists of sand and clay and gravel and boulders mixed together...
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    "And three is five, and five is four"...

    Till, as defined in the dictionary, is a process of turning over earth in preparation of planting crops. Also, it is used frequently in Canada to refer to the register at a store. As used in the example; "we won't be there 'til 8 o'clock" the word 'til is a shortened form of the word Until...
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    pregnant and ems

    When I first started with the organization I currently work for, we had an employee who was on Maternal leave. She returned only to go on Mat leave again 2-3 months later. She has since returned again as a casual employee (her choice). However, it should be noted that we have a union. Still, I...
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    "And three is five, and five is four"...

    I understand that. Thus the reference to veal and eggs which could be considered "babies".
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    Slight Safety Problem

    After further assessing the photo in more detail, I add the following addendum: Why was power still going to those lines? Was the power co. called? Although there are lines down, they are a bit of a distance form the vehicle. However, that doesn't mean they will remain that way. We would have...
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    Slight Safety Problem

    It looks to me like a transformer blew. If that is the case, it is possible the lines were (and look to still be) intact with no immediate danger to rescue personnel. If the transformer blows, there isn't much warning prior to the event. In the photo, it appears that rescue personnel were...
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    "And three is five, and five is four"...

    p.p.s. I eat ALOT of eggs. I also occasionally eat veal. Does that mean I should die?
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    "And three is five, and five is four"...

    However, worthwhile is one word. Also, words evolve. It is common to use the word "till" as in, "I won't be there till 3 p.m." The correct usage should be " 'til " since it is a contraction of the word "Until". Thus, common use of the word "alot", which has become acceptable in the English...
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    Panic Attacks, being an EMT

    It appears to me, by reading the thread, that there are at least a few people with some type of anxiety problem functioning well in EMS. I am the complete opposite. I don't get any kind of adrenaline rush when the tones drop. I simply answer the call and do my job. To the OP, it seems like...

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