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    Aeromedical Crashes/Near Miss Events

    As the medic, I turned down a flight once.. I don't really remember the exact circumstances, but I remember it was in the middle of the night, I came out of my bunk, and the pilot was mumbling about the weather while looking at 3 different weather maps and the METAR.. I said "if you have to...
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    Why Burn first aid is as important as any advanced life support treatment and why US EMS stinks at burn first aid.

    And now we‘ve gone full retard.. can we lock this dumpster fire already?
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    Why Burn first aid is as important as any advanced life support treatment and why US EMS stinks at burn first aid.

    I was curious and bored so I looked up our stats. We are a single station urban department that takes ~7500 EMS runs per year. In the last 4 years, we have been dispatched on 27 "burn" runs Of those, based on documentation, I would consider 3 of those runs to be significant. Of those...
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    Why Burn first aid is as important as any advanced life support treatment and why US EMS stinks at burn first aid.

    Because he’s been working on this for many years and apparently no one is listening to him.. Which brings us to the real issue at hand, OP.. If you’ve been working on something so diligently for so long and no one wants to pick up your idea and run with it, you need to do some serious soul...
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    Why Burn first aid is as important as any advanced life support treatment and why US EMS stinks at burn first aid.

    OP: writes a post insulting everyone's inferior intelligence to him in relation to a patient cohort that makes up less than 1% of our overall patient population. Everyone: Dude, back off a bit.. OP: ah yeah, makes sense that everyone would insult me instead of acknowledging my superior...
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    Dose EMS need a Strike team

    It's so much easier now that pretty much no one is on a backboard :)
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    freezing up and choking during skill drills

    Wow this thread went in an unexpected direction..
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    Dose EMS need a Strike team

    In fairness to the OP's point, I think the question is "could we create something".. Could we have a mass casualty trailer stocked and stored with non-perishable EMS supplies and a team of folks who could respond and bring that equipment, similar to how we run our USAR strike teams.. It's an...
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    Dose EMS need a Strike team

    My state came up with a USAR strike team concept shortly after 911.. The mission/goal of the strike team is to be on scene within an hour (there are 5 throughout the state) and work the incident until up to 24 hours when the FEMA team arrives. In this model, we really have 3 phases of the...
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    Scheduling software?

    We still use a paper calendar for vacation scheduling.. We fill out and sign paper time sheets.. We have a "staffing" module off our fire reporting software, but it's really just used for daily line-ups.. No lie..
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    EMS Response to the Coronavirus outbreak

    I'm ok with 'negative corona virus screening', i'm not ok with "we withheld XXX treatment because of possible coronavirus" on a run where none of our infectious control folks were notified and I'm not even sure the hospital was notified. When I asked him, he said "oh we didn't think it was...
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    EMS Response to the Coronavirus outbreak

    There‘s a relevant backstory with this provider that he tends to put every thought that runs through his mind into the narrative that he doesn’t really actually feel are true, and then leaves those statements unqualified.. I didn’t tell him to stop his due diligence in patient assessment and...
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    EMS Response to the Coronavirus outbreak

    Read in a narrative this week during QI.. "patient traveled from XXX (nowhere near China), didn't perform XXX treatment due to possible coronavirus". QI - so.. did you notify anyone of a possible coronavirus exposure? (no).. did you use your PPE? (no).. Did you come back and decon the truck...
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    Baxter Sigma Spectrum users - question..

    Thanks, I'm leaning strongly towards doing this, but the repair cost for breaking a pin starts at $750 just to look at it.... :oops:
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    Grey Death Heroin

    One of our cops called over a few years ago asking which gloves to buy that were "approved for fentanyl".. I looked it up out of curiosity, there are actually glove manufacturers out there who market that they can be used to handle fentanyl.. Good on those marketing people.. I bet they made...
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    Baxter Sigma Spectrum users - question..

    Did you remove the little plate that won't allow you to unplug it? Baxter says they'd prefer I keep it on, but I don't feel like we should have to take that plug in with us when we're transferring to the hospital.. What did you do?
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    EMS Response to the Coronavirus outbreak

    I apologize, Im not sure it mentioned decon, but it did call for Ebola level ppe..
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    EMS Response to the Coronavirus outbreak

    I've worke According to the CDC, it's not.. Then my state came out and said to use all the ebola precautions.
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    Looking at getting a new Mid-Fidelity Manikin, any suggestions?

    I definitely recommend checking out the CAE one if you can, I was pleasantly surprised by it..

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