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    Seeking airway mannequin

    We're looking to start a PHTLS course and need an airway mannequin.
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    Assessment

    If you're looking for safety nets to sloth, you should look into career paths outside of medicine.
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    EMS Boat

    There was one similar for sale a few years back stateside.
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    What was your first 911 call?

    We were on the last of our lunch at Taco Bell discussing how everyone smoothed out their burrito before unwrapping them and were dispatched to a "possible 11-44" in the town about 15 minutes south on the highway. I was the third man and sitting in the airway seat, with the strobe power supply...
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    Assessment

    This is where you distinguish yourself as a clinical provider and not a chauffeur. Your care is a foundational part of the emergency medicine the patient is receiving and you are the initial point man for this care. What the patient needs is without regard for each providers scope of practice...
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    Head injuries

    It depends on the degree of concussion to start. Concussions are physiological events with functional impairments, the results dependent partly on the brain's condition prior to the event in question and partly on the injury incurred. It's a diffuse injury. Dural hematoma within the calvarium...
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    Anyone ever heard of United Ambulance in the Bay Area?

    According to reality, on or about 17 January of this year, they had ambulances parked in the back parking lot and a sign on the building. I did not stop and talk to anybody, I was simply grabbing food and passing back to the facility I needed to visit. The Mexican restaurant on the other...
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    Spinal Immobilization on Trampoline

    I'm suggesting the patient he wants to put in SMR move himself to the provider, what could go wrong? And that part of things where you request additional resources....
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    Spinal Immobilization on Trampoline

    That's the way to do it. The idea is to minimize the potential for additional damage to the patient, not simply "get them to the hospital" or "out of there". Boards on foam chunks are like skyscrapers on fill dirt, the foundation is anything but stable and the result can be disastrous. Gym...
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    Thoughts on King's American Ambulance in San Francisco?

    It used to be King and AMR each had 4 ambulances on the 911 board. King seemed to have better crews, most of them I worked with had some AMR experience before moving to King. I remember King posting at Moscone and Marina Green, I can't remember their other posts.
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    Anyone ever heard of United Ambulance in the Bay Area?

    Yep, they were still in Hayward on Breakwater, adjacent the 92 last time I as in the area. IFT stuff and supposedly standby as well.
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    the 100% directionless thread

    Keeps the station bench press available for everyone else.
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    EVOC needed

    Which OP has through the company who wants to hire him but requires said training.
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    Bloused boots in ems?

    I've only ever seen fat people with super short haircuts blouse EMT pants FWIW. I think it's ridiculous.
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    the 100% directionless thread

    He's a recurrent extra for the Visitor Channel 7.
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    the 100% directionless thread

    Childhood, lol.
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    EVOC needed

    I've nothing to prove to you, but it's good to know who has no life outside the internet.
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    EVOC needed

    That's well beyond the scope of the conversation in this thread. OP's question's been answered.
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    EVOC needed

    Scratching my head as I've NEVER seen a POST requirement of folks to not be a civilian. Most POST certified folks are civilians, and there's restrictions on using the military for policing. Above I linked the three programs I've been around, you're sure to find more if you are further north or...
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    Radio straps

    What do you think about the NY Firefighter style radio strap? Sometime in the last decade they've exploded in popularity and I see them with all of the fire and EMS folks. They're almost universally leather, and worn like a leatherman or wristwatch. How often are they cleaned? How often and...
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