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  1. CANMAN

    Brand New Medic

    This.... I have anxiety, which I always thought was kinda a BS thing until I had an episode or two where I felt mildly affected by it during work and went to talk to a counselor. Going to talk with someone about "what my problem was" was the best thing I ever did for myself. I had been a medic...
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    Covid transports - PPE

    Makes much more sense 👍. On a side note, we have been using an AirPal for our prone COVID patients and it's been working out sweet!
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    Covid transports - PPE

    Not to start a thread highjack, or even a poo slinging issue at all, but from a crew member level IF I was working for an Air Methods program and they were willing to shell out for a high speed short lived item like these are likely going to be, it would bother me. Reason being is they have drug...
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    Covid transports - PPE

    Affected by the Nationwide Bodyguard recall. Even after a biomed update of software they have stated “not supported for use of life sustaining medications” so we are sourcing new pumps as we speak.
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    Covid transports - PPE

    Interesting what for profit places will chose to spend their money on. Good news for you guys in the PPE aspect then. Our program has already sourced ours and isn’t gonna turn back now. Personally I think in a year from now they will be in a bag collecting dust, waiting for the next pandemic to...
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    Covid transports - PPE

    Small program? That’s a huge cost. We are having to replace all our IV pumps ASAP (About 750k) as well so the 300 dollar half face piece respirator with comm’s is out, but we will have standard half face piece respirators. Our choice to wear that or an N95.
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    What drives you?

    The fact you even spent time with him and had this level of a talk most likely meant alot to him. You sound like a great supervisor. Kudos.
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    Survival Flight

    So many people in the industry “let’s just wait til the report comes out” when the issues were clear as day. Well, there it is. Same story, different program. Sad.
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    Covid transports - PPE

    Did have to change up the comm’s at all? Apparently we have had a few pilots get them and they were setup for military impedance comm’s instead which obviously isn’t compatible. We fly in the FRZ so comm’s at all times are an absolute, otherwise you will get a visit from Blackjack and the ready...
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    Helicopter Stuff and Things

    What half face piece respirator is that/how are the comm’s routed and working? We have had difficulties with our Dragers.
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    the 100% directionless thread

    Did he get the tPA? About 7% of people who get tPA for an embolic CVA will end up having a head bleed. IMO tPA and Airway Management are two of the riskiest things from a medical/legal perspective in Emergency Medicine.
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    Recommendations for wilderness/mountaineering first aid kit?

    Leukotape! It’s great for blisters & hotspots so it replaces moleskin, but it’s also stronger than medical tape and can be used for splinting, hemorrhage control, etc.
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    Maintaining an LMA/SGA

    No I’m not sure that we do, but this is America so that’s ok. I’m saying if you’re inappropriately RSI’ing you shouldn’t be doing it in the first place, and those patients are the only ones that MAY be ok with being woken back up after a failed attempt. Both, those attempts should never be made...
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    Maintaining an LMA/SGA

    I saw your previous post. It’s black and white because the patient either needs their airway secured or they don’t.... This isn’t same day surgery where the patient is NPO and if you can’t get them tubed you just wake them up and everything is ok. There is a difference in being aggressive and...
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    Maintaining an LMA/SGA

    This... there are no U-Turns in RSI prehospital. If there are you shouldn’t be RSI’ing in the first place. SGA that you’re able to oxygenate and ventilate with is a win and you do not have an airway emergency on your hands. Provide sedation and transport and hand off to someone who may be...
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    Pre-hospital Patient Registration

    I miss the days of coming in with a priority 1 and the ED staff was quick to get to work on the patient, and someone would jot information down on a paper towel and actually treat the patient first, enter info in later. Any information in the computer can certainly be helpful at some point, but...
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    Pre-hospital Patient Registration

    This..... When I work my field medic gig I am the solo medic for the entire county sometimes. If I board a unit for a priority 1 patient I am too task saturated to do anything other then write down a name and DOB. Our local community ED makes us call in for a "info only" consult even if we don't...
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    Helicopter Stuff and Things

    Good looking BK, is your A/C stupid cold? The BK's seem to have a much better A/C compressor then the 145's.
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    Helicopter Stuff and Things

    Both of my work ships. We rotate through the 3 bases in our region. 2/3 of them being contract bases, one for Hopkins, one for Children’s National. Both new 145’s.
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    the 100% directionless thread

    Oh wow that’s great, I would be all over that then! Good luck.

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