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    Capillary refill as an indication of SpO2

    OP it's good that you question and good that you ask, because your coworker is totally wrong.
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    Got my Paramedic...now what?

    This thread is 1-3 years old depending on which post from op you're responding to...
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    No ETI.

    Medics need experience to competently ETI when needed. But arrested patients are not practice dummies. If you are stopping compression to tube, you are doing a disservice to the arrest. So either SGA or practice enough with manakins receiving compressions and scheduled OR rotations to be able...
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    Medication Error Learning

    Dr Parasite: so should the entire periop staff of an unintentional wrong site surgery be charged with what? Conspiracy Assault and Battery Mayhem/Maiming
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    Medication Error Learning

    Criminal charges are the not the correct remedy here
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    Drug screening? Adderall as Cocain?

    I am sure. How long has it been? It can take 4 days or it can 4 weeks. Or the test failed to detect.
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    Drug screening? Adderall as Cocain?

    Aderall will not show as cocaine. If there is an abnormal finding on your drug screen, you get a phone call from the MRO (medical review officer) or their delegate (sometimes a RN) at the lab to eliminate sources of error such as a valid prescription. This is done prior to the lab reporting...
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    Kenya: Uber-style app-managed SSM/CAD speeds ambulance response to terrorist MCI

    https://www.reuters.com/article/us-kenya-security-ambulances/kenyas-ambulance-uber-at-heart-of-siege-rescue-idUSKCN1PT0NQ "Speedy medical help is taken for granted in the West, but many developing nations do not have centralized emergency command. Confusion during past attacks in Kenya cost...
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    Forum Upgrade!

    Laptop here. Win 10 Chrome
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    Forum Upgrade!

    2 very short posts fit on a screen now while other forums I frequent fit 3-4 at the same mag/scaling.
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    Forum Upgrade!

    Everything seems big...
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    Uk EMT coming in to say hi

    Welcome. You are crossing the ocean and of all places are going the Springfield? What possessed you to choose that destination?
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    Thoughts on High Flow O2

    Vapotherm has prevented intubations in my patients
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    TPE

    Therapeutic Plasma Exchange? Threshold PhotoElectron spectroscopy? Telomere Position Effect?
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    Learning Pharmacology (another language?)

    Anatomy and physiology first Pathophysiology second Then pharm
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    How to measure an NPA

    Length matters. Gauge doesn't (unless its too big). I like to have a long adjustable with a narrow gauge.
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    Paramedic to Medical School to Emergency Physician/Disaster Med

    If you want to go to med school, go to med school. Don't expend energies elsewhere.
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    911 bystanders bill

    Good idea fairy strikes again o_O
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    Member Passing

    Very sad :-(
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    FireFighter Arrested by CHP. Thoughts?

    "Can make up a reason arrest" is not the same as "May make up a reason to arrest." The officers in the nurse case found that out when one was fired, the other stripped of all rank, and the nurse generously agreed to a mere 500K settlement... because officers MAY NOT do what they did to that...
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