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    Medic Ambulance ALS-RN

    I have no first hand experience however with talking to friends in CA it seems that like stated above many of the "CCT-RN" transfers are typical ALS stuff and not what most would consider actual critical care.
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    COVID VACCINE

    Yes, I am getting the Pfizer next week. Although it may feel rushed compared to previous vaccines I do feel that mRNA process appears to be solid.
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    Helicopter Stuff and Things

    Most couldn't even handle a Blackhawk
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    Helicopter Stuff and Things

    If they want to stick with MD it would likely be a MD902
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    Hanging up the flightsuit

    Congrats! A very difficult decision I am sure. I am avoiding growing up and having to make that call ha
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    the 100% directionless thread

    Happy Halloween!
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    the 100% directionless thread

    Deranged Physiology. Except the website doesn't seem to be working lately Or Intensive blog and LIFTL https://intensiveblog.com/cicm-second-part-exam-practice-saqs-19122019/
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    the 100% directionless thread

    Patients in septic shock are usually hyperdynamic initially due to tachycardia and non-existent SVR which allows them maintain a reasonable SV until they become either profoundly hypovolemic or have cardiac dysfucntion from acidosis. The patients we see who actually have invasive hemodynamics...
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    the 100% directionless thread

    Correct, at appropriate dosages the duration of action is pretty similar with Vec being slightly longer and the onset being the bigger difference. I guess a more general statement would be that a short acting sedative with a long acting paralytic isn't an ideal combination for inexperienced...
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    the 100% directionless thread

    Very high likelihood the patient will be paralyzed and not sedated either during the peri-intubation period or thereafter. Sure you can time it appropriately and quickly follow up with adequate sedation however in our area it is always Etom/vec and 30-45 minutes later think about adding sedation.
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    the 100% directionless thread

    Etomidate and Vecuronium RSI should be a crime. Can you call Department of Health and Senior Services about that?
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    The future of EMS and SAR

    That broken ankle is a time critical injury
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    Video Laryngoscope Thread

    Really love our new C-Mac 8403XD. Weight and balance takes a bit to get used to but the screen and picture quality is amazing.
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    the 100% directionless thread

    Depends who you are talking to. I doubt many outside cardiology or EP necessarily care to understand

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