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    Ask away.
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    Lol smartass, come visit. I’ll show you how much has to be removed from ze Gherman kar to even get the battery out [emoji14]
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    I know the feeling. Had to replace a battery in my car; Euronightmare engine design, everything is crammed. A total of 2 hours spent on something that ordinarily takes 20 min. Nothing gets done easy, ever.
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    Suction review maybe. Seems easy, but lots of people muck it up. Both Yankaers and French catch, plus (maybe) deep trach suctioning, if it’s in the protocols.
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    Somewhat in line with my previous post: Why people buy a Chinese product for 1/2 the price of one made in US and expect it to be a perfect drop-in fit ? Isn’t it obvious that, unless stated otherwise, it’ll be a) Metric and b) barebone ? And then they keep ragging on it in reviews because...
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    The little woman keeps telling me that I’m a handsome devil, but I still like having plan B. And hey, I can break stuff too !
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    Finished: Cleaning up and stocking the shelves now.
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    So, the wife asked for a TV panel: The Supreme Foreman halps: Supervises: And evaluates:
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    On the subject of water heaters. If your new house has an electrical boiler, I wholeheartedly recommend replacing it ASAP with a tankless gas operated one. I’ve installed it in ours within a month of moving in. It’s gonna cost you somewhere around $800 (if you do it yourself), but the savings...
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    I think the mg per decilitre are only used in US and Germany, the rest of the world is using mmol/L. But it is easily converted either way, after all it’s based off of glucose’s molecular weight.
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    I need advice/help badly

    If it’s the call volume or the nature of the calls - bid out of that shift. I’ve had something similar happening to me (barring the lack of compassion, I never stopped caring for the patients who deserve it); moved on to a different shift, re-evaluated my options.
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    For the more seasoned EMTs, what does a new EMTB do that bothers you?

    Not using their heads, and getting all worked up when others call them out. For example, I don’t care how long you’ve been on the job or what letter there is in your abbreviated title - if you try to stick a thermometer probe in a mouth of an altered or nauseated pt, I’ll bite your head off.
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    And then it’ll get rough a little longer, as you’re dealing with brokers, agents, loan occifers, escrow etc. But it’s totally worth it.
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    While on the subject of cooking, I’d like endorse the Instant Pot. It’s head & shoulders above the traditional rangetop pressure cooker and has fantastic outcomes. (No, I’m not being paid to advertise it.)
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    If you’re on iOS, you can download an Office app for it. It’s not without limitations, but it works for anything not overly complicated. Microsoft Excel by Microsoft Corporation https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/microsoft-excel/id586683407?mt=8
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    Last Sat night after a very rough start, we’re finally slowing down at around 3am. BLS line goes off, a 28 M with anxiety. Everyone rolls their eyes, the run comes in, pt is being triaged, hilarity ensues. Triage: “what’s wrong ?” Pt: “I’ve decided to part with life.” Triage: “do you have a...
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    I had an SpO2 of 69% do the same, just the other night. Granted that her baseline was a steady x2 and she did not make much sense, but -SOB & +full sentences.
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    SB 1152 claims yet another victim. A frequent flyer homeless dude enters the ER, comes to the registration window and states an obligatory BS chief. The ER is too busy with real patients, so the registration clerk tells him to go sit in the waiting room; an hour later the dude decides that...
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    See, I don’t really count ROSC as survival. These I had plenty of. Problem is, when there’s a (mostly) dead body pumped full of catecholamines, fluids, bicarb etc and zapped a few times (not to mention a caved in chest and a bleeding trachea) which briefly becomes more alive than dead, then...
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