I have seen it in movies but thankfully have never had to encounter it. If you had a patient confess a big secret, that they wanted you to tell someone, would you?
I would not. I may smile and nod, but the living survivors are grieving, death is hard on the living. Maybe it would...
Look around the house. Notice placement of furniture, smells. .. cleanliness etc. You may have a social worker contact you about living conditions or may want to call adult or child services about conditions in the home.
Sometimes in the winter with a parka on, you don't realize the elderly...
No, I would have been able to handle my legs straight out, or even with the knees slightly bent. No way. And what did a back board have to do with it? Unless mom fell off a cliff to rupture her membranes, she's not getting one..
Oh heavens, no way will you strap a woman down on her back in active labor, and no longer is it the norm to be on their backs. Usually it is more upright, squatting.
As a woman who has delivered 3 children, you would have much better luck transferring me sitting straight up, on my side fetal...
First, you don't have proof you have the knowledge and skills.
Second, even an EMT can render basic first aid,just like anyone else who can apply a band aid, just not really anything above that without medical direction.
As for legalities, call a lawyer.
Being a female, you have a lot of options in bracelets, they have very pretty ones out there. It would also benefit to tell your instructors and a few trusted classmates and ask them not to call unless it goes on for such and such amount of time.
Home visiting the elderly is beginning to get big in my area. It is paid for by someone, not sure, but you provide shopping, light cleaning or whatever they want. Sometimes it is just playing a game of cards. I would feel weird taking money for that, but they do pay and really like people with...
We usually do not have a medic with us and get one upon request of the EMT. You can't do opa or NPA? Well luckily you can assist medics in much needed care.
Here, an EMT can do those airways, KING airways, bgl, a few medication assists, 12 leads, cpap, o2, pulse ox, etc. . A bit more than...
We do not have any on our squad but would love to see some. Emtb can no longer monitor iv fluids. Which sucks in our area due to a lot of IFT. So our few medics can be tied up transferring a stable pt.
Most of the time the hospital with put a hep lock in but not always .
I'm on now and tomorrow. I volunteered it. I'm posting from home right now. Only a few blocks from station. If I get called out, spouse can finish up here.
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