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  1. Jondruby

    Paramedic Class and Books.

    Hey guys can anyone turn me on to some good textbooks for Paramedic education. I hope to be starting classes next fall, but I would like to get some studying in ahead of time, (I am working full time so if I can get a headstart on studying that would help, come Fall). I know textbooks and...
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    Car accident.

    Called out to a car accident 15 yof PT with gash in head. We got there pupils sluggish, drainage out left ear. 1st BP 90/77 2nd 101/80 kept trending and getting better. various scrapes, PT kept alert and talking although not orientated. Called ALS. We had 4X4s on the gash, checked it, this wasnt...
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    Parnter and C-Collars

    So I occasionally ride with an individual in our ambulance who has been on the crew for quite a while. (5years or so) anyway I am still the new guy although we do have another guy who is newer than me. I have seen this partner put on a C-collar wrong 2 time. The first time she did not put the...
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    Holidays Coming up...

    So true...
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    Weekends.

    So most of my crew went out this last weekend to conference, and left me and 3 other EMT's to cover the whole weekend. Fri night hospital calls my personal phone (I work there as well as an EMT) say they are going to call the ambulance for a cancer PT who is spiking a fever. Direct admit. Ok no...
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    What would you have done?

    A few week ago we were called to a residence for a 14-16 year old pt who is having trouble breathing. Like a 03:30 call, we are a BLS service, but dispatch kept saying a nurse was on scene and was requesting Neb treatments. We respond we are a BLS and dont carry NEBs. We get to the scene and...
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    HIPAA

    Hey guys got a question about HIPAA stuff, I know/understand EMS workers, Nureses, Dr.'s ect talk about their work, it seems kinda natural. I was discussing HIPAA with some of my co-workers and they said technically we are not suppose to talk about anything about our calls, I obviously do not...
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    Question about not breathing

    So I am studying to take my NREMT on Thursday hopefully, and I know they throw in some tricky questions, so can anyone set me straight, if the question is about someone who is not breathing (or breathing inadquately) because of trauma and the anwsers given are 1. Perform a jaw thrust 2. Start...

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