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  1. DragonClaw

    Why aren't all EMTs are least trained with ALS?

    Huh. Probaby my inexperience, but the amount of scenarios that requires ALS is staggering. But, perhaps it's the frequency of occurrence rather than the multitude of possible situations that require ALS .
  2. DragonClaw

    Why aren't all EMTs are least trained with ALS?

    In my studies, for A-Z, call additional support/ALS. The more I see it, the more I wonder why everyone doesn't get that training. Yeah, more time consuming and more stuff to learn, but it seems to be used regularly.
  3. DragonClaw

    What is the purpose of a shock from AED?

    I'm so obsessed with those toys. I haven't seen one in awhile though.
  4. DragonClaw

    Reliable Street Names for narcotics

    Do you ever "Get Real" with the patient and straight up ask what they took?
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    Reliable Street Names for narcotics

    So, per the book "Words of Wisdom It is important for you to become familiar with the “street” names of commonly used and abused drugs. Most users will not tell you they took methylenedioxy-methamphetamine; most likely you will hear terms like ecstasy, XTC, Molly, rolling, or popping...
  6. DragonClaw

    What is the purpose of a shock from AED?

    Hmm. Well, fresh out. We're safe, I guess.
  7. DragonClaw

    What is the purpose of a shock from AED?

    So what if you had a strong electromagnet? Can that damage hearts?
  8. DragonClaw

    What is the purpose of a shock from AED?

    Mostly Greek to me. :(
  9. DragonClaw

    Why do you rotate one nasal airway but not the other?

    So did the camera do this? As a NPA should?
  10. DragonClaw

    Why do you rotate one nasal airway but not the other?

    Why does the bevel have to face the septum. Why can't you just follow the curve?
  11. DragonClaw

    What is the purpose of a shock from AED?

    So all of that Shock and Don't shock from the AED is basically the machine detects a pulse, regardless of rhythm, etc?
  12. DragonClaw

    Why do you rotate one nasal airway but not the other?

    I've looked through tons of videos and google, but I have only seen them mention that the if using the left nostril, rotate the airway. I thought the airway/nasal cavity and such were symmetrical. Anatomically/medically, why the rotation on the left and not the right?
  13. DragonClaw

    What is the purpose of a shock from AED?

    Well, kind of. Am I to assume correctly that a shock doesn't always stop the heart, and it isn't always intended to?
  14. DragonClaw

    What is the purpose of a shock from AED?

    I was doing some reading, and someone said it was to purposely stop the heart because the rhythm was off so you can right it with CPR. But that seems dumb to me. Maybe I'm just ignorant, but isn't having a crappy pulse better than having none? I mean, once it's gone, isn't that harder to fix...
  15. DragonClaw

    Patient is armed

    And the bump stocks. I'm still in shock. I can't talk about it. It's too much.
  16. DragonClaw

    Patient is armed

    Who only owns one? ;)
  17. DragonClaw

    What makes a bystander helpful/unhelpful?

    I'm looking for anecdotes on what makes a helpful bystander, and one that gets in the way or create danger. At what point will you accept help vs trying to nicely (or aggressively, I don't know how you're supposed to) shoo them away?
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    Patient is armed

    (I'm a student, please correct me if I'm not right) So say you respond to a scene, a victim of a is on the ground. I'm not sure if you guys check IDs or anything like that. But saying you did and he gives you a permit to carry a weapon. Maybe he used it, maybe not. What if he's unconscience...
  19. DragonClaw

    For the more seasoned EMTs, what does a new EMTB do that bothers you?

    Ah yes, the esteemed Dr. House. A wise sage of medicine.
  20. DragonClaw

    Trauma shears for small hands?

    By the comment, you don't Like that they put out the article?
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