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    Statpack airway module

    Thanks for the link. Seems like the email address on the website isn't working anymore. Anyone perhaps know if they are still operational in the US?
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    Statpack airway module

    Hi guys, anyone perhaps know where I can get my hands on a Statpack Foldaway Airway module? Mine has been stolen along with my car and I'm unable to locate another one, it seems like they aren't manufactured anymore. Regards S
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    Shift Work Models from Around the World

    Working on an ALS response vehicle for a private service here in South Africa. We work long week/short week schedule. Long week: On: Monday, Tuesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. 6am to 6pm with standby at night from home. Off: Wednesday and Thursday Short week: On: Wednesday and Thursday...
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    What do you carry? - The mega thread

    Pockets: Personal phone, work phone, wallet, Leatherman multitool, pocket knife and a hand held torch. On my belt: Leatherman Raptors, Glock 19 and a spare 15 round magazine, both concealed.
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    first call of the day is...

    Diabetic emergency at a wedding. Usually an ILS/BLS ambulance would be dispatched for this but seeing that there were no busses available dispatch requested that we (ALS/Response Vehicle) go and stabilise the patient so long. O/A: 64yo male sitting in a chair, alert and oriented. Pt states that...
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    ECG abnormalities in PVA patient

    Hi there. I would appreciate some advise/ inputs on the possible causes of the following pt's ECG. We were on our way to do a transfer when we came across a pedestrian that was struck by a lmv on the highway. O/A the patient (approximately 25years old) was lying supine on the road with a...
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    Scenario - For students

    A set of vitals ASAP as well as an AMPLE history. Any adventitious lung sounds? Sent from my SM-G930F using Tapatalk
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    the 100% directionless thread

    I guess my night shift can't get any worse. Drove over a concrete block on the highway while responding to a mass casualty incident. Both rims on the left side of the rapid response vehicle (VW Golf 7) is FUBAR, as well as the vehicle's suspension. Sent from my SM-G930F using Tapatalk
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    ROSC without defibrillation? ROSC with respiratory arrest?

    Also had a successful resuscitation last week without defibrillation. 60 y/o female collapsed at the busy beach front (no bystander CPR, lifeguards places a 40% O2 mask on her though...) . Known CHF pt. O/A pt was unresponsive, ECG confirmed very slow PEA. 10 minutes into resuscitation ECG...
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    What gear bags does your service use?

    What bag are you using? Sent from my SM-G930F using Tapatalk
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    Teaching "treat what we see"

    Im currently in my 3rd year of studies, busy doing my Bachelors degree in Emergency Medical Care and Rescue. We start with clinical practice shifts in year one. We need to work shifts at the following places. Year 1: Ambulance/ESV shifts (On an ILS/BLS bus) Casualty/ ED shifts Maternity...
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    Pelvic binding

    Good day guys. I would like some input from you guys about two questions regarding pelvic binding/splinting especially when using a sheet. 1. When assessing the pelvis (palpating etc) and a "instability"/ fracture is noticed will you then hold the pelvis in that position and then let your...
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    Last call of the day is....

    Our first call was also our last call of the night shift. Self inflicted GSW to the head with a .45 acp pistol (bloody nice 1911 by the way). Thought the guy was DOA when we saw the massive amount of blood, CSF and brain matter coming out of a fist size hole in his head but he still had agonal...
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    A lacerated artery

    Had a similar case here in South Africa a month or 2 ago. Pt was stabbed approximately 1cm above sternal notch. O/A pt was found on a couch with a massive amount of blood on the floor, couch and his clothes. The wound was still bleeding. Pt was +- GCS 12 O/A but quickly deteriorated to GCS...
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    first call of the day is...

    Double murder scene, turned out to be people that I have met before. That puts the number of DOA's for this cycle on 8. Sent from my SM-G920F using Tapatalk

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