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  1. M3dicalR3dn3ck

    12 Lead ecg

    We're absolutely allowed We're absolutely allowed to do that by protocol at both of my jobs. I'd base requesting ALS intercept on my location though, because at my full time job, our two east side stations are close enough to Tulsa that I'd be delaying care. Our west side stations and my part...
  2. M3dicalR3dn3ck

    12 Lead ecg

    Just do what we can do in Oklahoma: get on the horn with OLMC, transmit the 12-Lead for interpretation, document the consult and doc who gave it. But I ain't getting a refusal without CRC consult AND OLMC consult if the doc says that there's anything concerning
  3. M3dicalR3dn3ck

    the 100% directionless thread

    Well I have officially decided that I'm either stupid or I hate myself, and enrolled in A&P yesterday. Next is applying to paramedic school. I guess I'm a glutton for punishment 🤷
  4. M3dicalR3dn3ck

    Should I have had als on this call

    Considering both what I've learned from experienced medics at my full time job and also that the hospital was 10 minutes away, I personally wouldn't have requested ALS. Other than that, I probably would've done exactly the same in this situation. Bear in mind, however, that A). I wasn't on scene...
  5. M3dicalR3dn3ck

    the 100% directionless thread

    Me and my new Saturday partner for the foreseeable future are gonna be a bad combination…we're both hyper as can be 😎🤠
  6. M3dicalR3dn3ck

    the 100% directionless thread

    Bear in mind this is going back to age 13: Ball park trash cleanup, ball park concession stand, cart boy at golf course, trim carpentry, dishwasher (that sucked), lawn care, farm hand (during college), Wildlife department fisheries intern (also during college), temp employee for a city sewer...
  7. M3dicalR3dn3ck

    the 100% directionless thread

    *Covers chest to hide star of life and ambulance service name* Alright nothing to see here folks move along In all seriousness though my town has a lot of folks who luckily mind their own business, so it could have been much worse
  8. M3dicalR3dn3ck

    the 100% directionless thread

    I accidentally pulled a Ricky Rescue last week and wore an older T-shirt that's no longer an authorized uniform piece in public without even thinking about it. As soon as I realized it I was like "Crap why did I wear this shirt"
  9. M3dicalR3dn3ck

    Newbie: What to do about feeling carsickness in back of ambulance?!

    I second whoever said look out the window. As soon as I get oriented to the horizon I'm good. I also spread my legs and feet out as much as possible to stabilize myself in the seat
  10. M3dicalR3dn3ck

    the 100% directionless thread

    Merry Christmas y'all! To those of you currently on shift, I hope it's going as good as mine is
  11. M3dicalR3dn3ck

    the 100% directionless thread

    Today is lots of, "fun" I guess is what we'll call it, for me. I get to go to the bank and request a new card because mine was hacked, hopefully get my money back in a timely manner, and hopefully get my new debit card in a timely manner. Next, I get to go to the AT&T store to get a new phone...
  12. M3dicalR3dn3ck

    the 100% directionless thread

    I wish deer gun season would close so I can set up my duck decoys on my Mom's pond and shoot and eat some delicious birdies
  13. M3dicalR3dn3ck

    the 100% directionless thread

    It also makes you A&Ox5
  14. M3dicalR3dn3ck

    the 100% directionless thread

    Two people who were mid level seniority and one person who was actually newer than me complained relentlessly about their schedules until management decided to implement a shift bid. Now, their train of thought was all but those three would keep the same schedule and basically force the...
  15. M3dicalR3dn3ck

    the 100% directionless thread

    In other news, management at my full time took a gamble and lost, and due to a botched shift bid dang near everyone is angry about the results
  16. M3dicalR3dn3ck

    the 100% directionless thread

    I trust my Winchester 12 GA pump for home defense. Not crazy expensive, doesn't recoil too terribly, and useful for bird hunting as well as home defense. If it's your first gun, I agree with everyone saying to get training and education. The time I spent as a gun salesman made me wish firearm...
  17. M3dicalR3dn3ck

    the 100% directionless thread

    So evidently the EMS gods dislike when you walk into dispatch and discreetly fart repeatedly into the fan
  18. M3dicalR3dn3ck

    AEMT's, good Idea or Bad idea.

    I think it'd be better if AEMT was set up as a step moving from EMT to Paramedic instead of basically being Paramedic Light, but that said honestly it really depends on the specific service area being covered. Some places (for example, my part time job) have a legitimate need for AEMTs. Most of...
  19. M3dicalR3dn3ck

    the 100% directionless thread

    If it was me I'd have told them to kiss my gluteal muscles, but in significantly less forum friendly verbiage. Then again I have zero patience when people try to do me dirty like that
  20. M3dicalR3dn3ck

    the 100% directionless thread

    Then that's how long you should be paying for, not 3 months. Even that half a month usage before you got there ain't your responsibility for, so either the actual owner or the previous tenant should be paying for said half a month. It's fair that you pay for what you use, although it's still...
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