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    MFI/RSI

    Thank you for that. Any other out there that you know of that cite specifically which drugs were used?
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    MFI/RSI

    Do you have any sources to cite that it's a bad idea? Any studies that show it isn't as effective or safe as RSI?
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    Chest Pain

    Yes, non-compliance with Rx meds other than the 81mg aspirin daily. No 12 lead because I was attempting the IV and as soon as I recognized the VT I had my partner start driving to the ER. I'm not big on stay-and-play. I do what I can to the best of my ability while en route to higher care...
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    Chest Pain

    That's exactly what I was getting at. Even if an IV was in place, I wouldn't cardiovert this pt. He is awake, and alert with a systolic BP over 90. Obviously without the IV the amio couldn't be given.
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    Chest Pain

    Pt. was placed on oxygen. Our protocols state to try valsalva maneuver (I always thought that was just for SVT or narrow complex tachs) but that's what the protocols say. Out of curiosity, what would a 12-lead show you or would it change your treatment/worth spending the time to do? Rhythm...
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    Chest Pain

    12-lead was not acquired. Defib pads were placed and IV was attempted unsuccessfully twice. If you could not obtain IV access, what's your plan?
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    Chest Pain

    You are called to a residence at 2000 hours for a patient experiencing chest pain. Upon arrival, you enter the residence and find a 73 year old patient laying on his bed in obvious distress. The pt. is awake and alert. Describes 9/10 substernal chest pain of sudden onset. He has a...
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    D50 with LR

    except in the case of a blood transfusion? I thought there were certain drugs that would react to the lactate.
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    D50 with LR

    Are there any reasons not to push D50 through an IV line of Lactated Ringer's? I couldn't find any listed as a contraindication, I've just never thought about it.
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    NREMT-P Psychomotor points to pass?

    How many points are needed to pass each of the psychomotor skills? For example, on the "Cardiac Arrest management/AED" a total of 18 points are possible, aside from the critical criteria, how many can I miss and still pass the skill? Sorry if this has been posted here before, but I couldn't...
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    Best Audio Study Material

    I like your "signature." I would argue that asystole is the MOST stable rhythm, haha.
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    Best Audio Study Material

    Good luck getting a response. I've sent 2 emails to them and havent gotten a response. One reason I havent bought it yet.
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    Best Audio Study Material

    No, I might get it for the drive back.
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    Paramedic Awarded 1.5 Mil

    Never heard of anything like this before. They must had hit a huge bump to break the seat.
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    Hospital bans obese job applicants

    Regulations like these are tricky to enforce. But I think all hospital personel need to be fit enough to do their jobs, just like all EMS personnel. Coming up with the criteria of "fit" is the hardest part.
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    Ambulance vs Snowplow - YIKES!

    wow! glad I don't live where it snows that much.
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    Best Audio Study Material

    Thanks. Unfortunately, I leave on Thursday and haven't recorded anything. Did you record your digitally? Would you think I could find someone who has recorded their lectures and send them to me? I should have thought ahead a little better and bought a recorder to do that.
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    Best Audio Study Material

    I'm headed on a long road trip and would like to use the time to study for my paramedic class. I'm about halfway through it. Can anyone recommend any audio material? I've found two things so far, one is called vangonotes and it is done by the Audible company. It is five sections each about 5...

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