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    Am I going crazy?

    Really? A ten year old revive with nothing new to really add to it.
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    Name Change

    What’s the record for likes though
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    the 100% directionless thread

    Keep doing the best you can and don’t think about their situation too much. You are just a cog in the wheel for their treatment, do your part and move on to the next one. If you dwell on this kind of thing it will eat you alive. It’s only been a few days so I won’t say you’re not cut out for...
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    Canadian paramedic moving to USA

    You’re going to need a work visa to be able to work as an EMT or paramedic and they aren’t listed as critical jobs so getting a work visa would be difficult if you were trying to immigrate for a job in EMS. They are correct in telling you that you would need a student visa to be able to take the...
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    the 100% directionless thread

    You mean my peacock is not an official ESA it’s registered and everything 😂
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    Mobile Healthcare Technician?

    Doubt you’ll get a response. They’ve not been on here in six years.
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    the 100% directionless thread

    40 a week is possible but the more you can set aside for food the better you will be. Rice and beans are going to be a main staple of your diet with a low budget for foods. Also pick the cheaper vegetables which will be the ones in season. Still try and get some protein from chicken and beef...
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    the 100% directionless thread

    Yeah that’s not a realistic amount for a month. If you’re that hard up for money for food. You should look at food banks to help supplement if you qualify.
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    Critical Care Transport

    Disregard found it online for 77 used
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    Hydrogen Peroxide

    Never used it as a sterilization agent. Bleach is a much better alternative if you’re looking at common household agents. Peroxide I’ve only used to remove bloodstains from my uniforms or equipment, but I wouldn’t call it sterile after removing blood with it.
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    City Trauma Care

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    Dumbest thing heard on the radio

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    City Trauma Care

    I’m sorry my brain now hurts after reading this. I don’t know a single medic who would have a lay person continue to stick their finger in a wound to stop the bleeding. As a last resort I’d apply direct pressure but that would be after all other options fail.
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    Paratrooper Boots

    Why are you worried about a perfect shine? The minute you get on the truck and start working they are going to get messed up again. Go for a clean, not super dull look and leave it at that. Most boots will get that no problem. I’ve been doing this job sixteen years and never once has a...
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    the 100% directionless thread

    Only if you don’t mind a painful death.
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    Questions on the AED

    To measure the saturation of the hemoglobin in the blood to see how much oxygen is present , or in the presence of carbon monoxide it will show it as fully saturated at 100% sometimes even though the carbon monoxide is bound to the hemoglobin instead of oxygen.
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    Heart ripped out of body by deceleration/ crash

    Stress relief makes for some very grave jokes.
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    Acute onset of unexplained hypothermia (non-environmental)

    Typically if it’s not readily identifiable cause of hypothermia it could be a metabolic condition that isn’t identifiable on standard tests. I’ve had a patient or two working with a healthy young population that did similar but it was in cold weather and they couldn’t get their temp to rise...
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    Best Decon Fluid?

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    Civil traffic infractions (Alameda County, CA EMT-Basic)

    Wait....what. TMI buddy