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  1. DrParasite

    Patient steals ambulance

    it's not a problem, until someone drives off with your ambulance.
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    Patient steals ambulance

    I've said this before, and I will say this again... Ambulances have had kill switches for over 20 years, should leadership decide to get them... failing to have a kill switch installed in every ambulance should be a terminatable offense, because it demonstrates that leadership is not following...
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    Book question

    Many of these are operational questions that are agency specific, or you should speak to your agency's supervisor / FTO / agency's guidelines for how to handle call dispatch, request a tow truck call dispatch, request a tow truck, or get some shovels. call dispatch, request additional help...
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    When to get patient contact information

    that was exactly my response... their confused look made me walk away...
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    When to get patient contact information

    I get the patient's name within the first few seconds. It typically goes like this: "Hi, I'm here to help, what's your name? do you live here? can I get your DOB?" followed by "what's going today? do you have any meds? any allergies? PMX? which hospital do you want to go to?" paperwork...
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    Documentation question

    Before this thread gets locked due to stupidity, please allow me to say 2 things: @CCCSD, leave the kid alone. At least he's willing to ask questions about what he's unclear on, instead of pretending he knows everything and never asking questions. Maybe he doesn't work for an agency that has a...
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    Hospice patient declared dead but....

    https://my.clevelandclinic.org/health/articles/24876-lazarus-effect
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    Documentation question

    No, they won't... they will tell you what needs to be done to get the bill paid. however that isn't "how it needs to be done," as writing a chart for billing and writing a chart that will stand up to clinical or legal scrutiny has different levels of "how it needs to be done." the PCR has many...
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    Documentation question

    Whatever you do, please stop checking rectal tone on every patient over the age of 50... pretty sure it's not related to their wrist injury.... All kidding aside, this is a basic question. document what you do. if you didn't do a head to toe exam, don't document that you did. If someone has...
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    How many crews/providers actually RTFM?

    This might be more of an agency question, but how many providers do you know actually read the manual on equipment they use? like, the actual user's manual that comes with equipment? IE, the stairchair manual, the cardiac monitor manual, the BGL manual... anything with moving parts or...
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    Lifepak 35

    seriously? I've never handled purchasing and saw it was for 10k https://www.aed.us/physio-control-lifepak-15-defibrillator-encore-series-refurbished. if you don't mind me asking, how much is the zoll one? the zoll X series is $19k refurbished at...
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    Lifepak 35

    Ahh yes, the good old "ResQPOD Impedance Threshold Device"... supposedly it monitoring the intrathoracic chest pressure, leading to better outcomes... I think it was actually the blinking light on the device that that helped firefighters not hyperventilate the patient that did the most help...
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    ANY CARRY-CHAIR USER OUT THERE?

    disturbing is an understatement... but different places operate differently I guess. don't get me wrong, I've carried kids in my arms, but a piggy back ride is where I would draw the line. I guess Spain would not be for me I see poor body mechanics more than anything, and working harder, not...
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    ANY CARRY-CHAIR USER OUT THERE?

    please tell me you are joking... I hope you are joking... time to find a new employer, one that actually cares about their staff... that chair is awesome, and has saved my former employers thousands in back injuries and workman's comp claims.
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    ANY CARRY-CHAIR USER OUT THERE?

    I started back in the day before we had treads... some chairs didn't even have wheels. When I say the tread design was a game changer and a back saver, I'm not exaggerating. As for what I don't like about it, at least compared to other models: 1) it's heavy, at least compared to the older...
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    Book question

    The book does have all of the information you need (in theory, some textbooks are better than others), however the hands on skills are as important or more so than what you read in the book. The two most important hands on skills are the medical patient assessment and trauma patient assessment...
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    EMS Provider Mental Health And Wellness

    I saw the post from @NomadicMedic and his crew that had a really bad call... Many of us have had those really bad calls... if you haven't, you likely will sometime in the future. And saw the post from @ChrisMed1 about some of the mental health issues he was experiencing... and some older stuff...
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    the 100% directionless thread

    Ear infections suck. A middle ear infection and exterior ear infection is like a double whammy. anti biotics for me.
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    Ultrasound IV in the field

    When I did my clinical time in the ER, we had one patient (I want to say complaint was chest pain, but it's been a while) who the ER staff could not get an IV on. guy was a little heavy and had edema in all 4 ext. so they called the Ultrasound IV person (full time RN who was assigned to the...
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    Vaccine requirements in New Jersey

    Likely employer specific. speak to your employer or prospective employer.
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