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    Does Size Matter?

    I know my normal is 7.5 men and 7.0 women with a back up tube one size down set out. I'm not sure how much difference an 8 would make over the 7.5 I usually do, but I'm curious and going to look this up now.
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    the 100% directionless thread

    I've stubbornly resisted going to the dark side. Besides, I have fun rocking the boat where I am at.
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    the 100% directionless thread

    He's got that fire money now to do things like buy art. 😂
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    the 100% directionless thread

    Yea, he got all of that as well. CPAP, Duoneb x2, Mag, Dex, Epi. It hadn't helped much when we got to the hospital, but by the time I was clearing up he was noticeably better and then when we came back he appeared significantly more comfortable.
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    the 100% directionless thread

    I haven't had an asthmatic light a fire under my *** like the one tonight did all year. Love those calls. Can actually see things work and do **** that helps their outcome, but this won't leave some debilitating impairment.
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    EMT in training

    Just find a way that works for you. Different resources word or show things differently and some just click. ForForample, I liked Kahn academy for anatomy and physiology. Other than that, it's just a matter of consistency.
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    the 100% directionless thread

    I don't mind. It's not any different than being the last person a 911 patient is with that dies in front of you. At least hospice patients are relatively on their own terms unlike most of what we see.
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    the 100% directionless thread

    I can, although they took lido and stuff away. Just a lubed up tube now. We had no difficulty managing her with occasional suctioning, it wasn't like a vomit filled airway. It was largely just knowing where things were headed and that I could shorten the process if I had the tools to do so.
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    the 100% directionless thread

    Our supervisors will take the non-transport 911's for us when we get particularly busy at least. Thats always a big help. I don't even mind the patients, they're usually pleasant enough, but when we dump 80% of the ALS fleet in the span of 30-45 minutes for these calls? I do have a problem with...
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    the 100% directionless thread

    Started off with a STEMI transfer. 100% LAD. Stroke alerted my unresponsive patient who was found to have quite the bleed going on. One of the times I wish I could give a sedative to intubate, she needed it. Ended on an OD that was acidotic to the point that the heart lost it's damn mind and was...
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    the 100% directionless thread

    We are quite often understaffed and we sacrifice coverage for churning out transfers at certain peak times. It's more so a frustration that runs like that pull resources from where we need them.
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    What's your "line" on refusals?

    I'll tell them to get a Lt on scene as well as my Lt or Capt. Next is a phone call to an MD. There will probably be some not so kind words from me as well. I'll let the people higher up the food chain fight it out. Not gonna lie, stories like that make me glad we have a really good relationship...
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    What's your "line" on refusals?

    Check the bottle like we usually do. If it is obviously missing pills, then transport. If not? I'll defer to PD on if they want to ECO or not.
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    the 100% directionless thread

    This is part of what keeps me significantly happier where I work. I'm in the same boat as everyone else when it comes to disliking/trusting management, and nothing pisses me off more than taking an out of town trip for some VA transfer, but I'm much happier overall than many.
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    the 100% directionless thread

    I'm still waiting on your name to be changed to ChairMaster or something....
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    the 100% directionless thread

    Locals gangs and drug dealers must not be happy, they're keeping us busy lately.
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    Refusal after Narcan administration

    SI overdose? Sure. A recreational drug user? Not forcing that. People have the right to make stupid choices. If they want to get high, then it's not my place to force them to go to the hospital. I'm not about to go around kidnapping someone.
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    the 100% directionless thread

    I really hope that when I wake up this afternoon that there has been a rebranding for our master of wheelchairs.
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    the 100% directionless thread

    I agree with this on many counts. Not enjoying the 82 degrees in the back currently. I'd also rather take kids most days than adults since I at least get kids that are sick enough to warrant an ED visit regularly where as adults often are regulars or lacking initiative.
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    the 100% directionless thread

    Fried or stewed?
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