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    Canadian Paramedics Sentenced in Man’s Shooting Death

    How would the two be related? They weren’t exactly charged the same.
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    the 100% directionless thread

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    Dispatch Health, Ready Responders, and others

    Dispatch Health only hires EMTs in our area and uses them in a medical assistant type role. They do vitals and IV/blood draws for the most part and also scribe for the provider. Note that EMTs already start IVs in Colorado so this isn’t too wild.
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    the 100% directionless thread

    Do we also stoop when we use them to detect explosives? Or humans? Or fruit at the airport? What’s your point here?
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    COVID VACCINE - The Megathread

    Mostly I guess I am shocked at the lack of grace many people have through this. This is a completely unprecedented event and complications should be expected. It’s messy. Not sure what everyone expected, I’m frankly surprised that a vaccine effective enough to keep me out of the hospital even...
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    Staff Competency Assessments

    Our paramedics all "test" with the medical director annually, and new paramedics test as soon as they get their card. This is done via some scenarios (usually a megacode and a trauma) and some skills are thrown in. BLS providers test on waived skills yearly with the hospital EMS coordinator. The...
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    Regular Partner Pairings a Detriment to Safety?

    I think the opposite is also true, putting two strangers together and expecting one to speak up is probably asking for trouble.
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    COVID VACCINE - The Megathread

    Paid for with tax dollars, like a litany of other healthcare costs in this country. Also, innovation costs money so can't say I blame them for wanting to be paid.
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    COVID VACCINE - The Megathread

    Failing to get vaccinated does have healthcare consequences for the vaccinated that they cannot control. If you are unvaccinated and end up in the hospital, your stay is statistically preventable. You are using resources that ostensibly were not needed, and could have been easily redirected to...
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    Should we of Initiated cpr earlier

    Or really anyplace that two distinct cultures interact.
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    Should I have had als on this call

    Probably nothing.
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    Rialto Medics refuse to enter SNF, Claiming Unspecified COVID law.

    I asked you to prove that this a “demo-crap” law or policy. So far, you haven’t.
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    the 100% directionless thread

    Absolutely. I don’t really know what to do with this, she sought me out to tell me this. But I don’t know anything about this state and her family member is seriously ill so obviously she has better things to be doing. But I think this needs to be reported. Do you go to the agency first? Or...
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    Rialto Medics refuse to enter SNF, Claiming Unspecified COVID law.

    This is true, and I am an FD medic. And I did watch one of our other paramedics tell a mutual aid ambulance crew that “we don’t work covid cardiac arrests.” Rapid education occurred and I guess I don’t really know what would have happened if no one had said anything.
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    the 100% directionless thread

    The feeling when your parent’s friend tells you about how their sibling had a sudden (in a public place) onset headache, visual disturbances, unilateral parenthesia, and profuse vomiting but was told buy the responding crew “I bet if the building was on fire you could walk to the ambulance” and...