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    Statpack airway module

    Hi guys, anyone perhaps know where I can get my hands on a Statpack Foldaway Airway module? Mine has been stolen along with my car and I'm unable to locate another one, it seems like they aren't manufactured anymore. Regards S
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    ECG abnormalities in PVA patient

    Hi there. I would appreciate some advise/ inputs on the possible causes of the following pt's ECG. We were on our way to do a transfer when we came across a pedestrian that was struck by a lmv on the highway. O/A the patient (approximately 25years old) was lying supine on the road with a...
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    Pelvic binding

    Good day guys. I would like some input from you guys about two questions regarding pelvic binding/splinting especially when using a sheet. 1. When assessing the pelvis (palpating etc) and a "instability"/ fracture is noticed will you then hold the pelvis in that position and then let your...
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    Post Partum Haemorrhage

    Hi guys, had a patient the other night that presented with post partum haemorrhage, HR was within normal range, SpO2 was sitting above 94% and her BP was sitting at 58/37, double checked with the monitor again and manually. Patient walked to the ambulance, not complaining of any dizziness...
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    Pre Hospital stroke care at BLS level

    Hi Guys about a week ago I came upon a scene (off duty) where a car was stationary in the middle of the road. As I arrived a LEO also arrived, I quickly pulles over to the side of the road and asked the LEO to divert oncoming traffic while I go and assess the situation. I found a male in his...
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    Losing 5kg's and running 2.4km. Urgent help needed

    Hi Guys, I am a 17 year old volunteer ff and EMT from South Africa. I have provisionally accepted into the Bachelors of Emergency Medical Care course of 2015. The 11th of September I need to go for a medical and physical evaluation. My biggest concern is my BMI and running 2.4km in 12 minutes...
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    South African EMS (how things work here)

    Hi Guys I have decided to start a thread that explains a little bit more on how our EMS services operate in South Africa. As I'm only a 17yo Volunteer there ought to be some mistakes in my post but I will try to keep the information as accurately as possible. First of all, the EMS services...
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    Bad pedestrian knockdown

    Hi guys, as some of you may know Im a volunteer firefighter and a ridealong with our ambulance company ,( im 17 years old) Last night I worked night shift at our FD and got dispatched to a pedestrian knockdown on the highway. Me and my officer was first to arrive on scene to find the most...
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    Rhythm and Resuscitation

    Hi guys I have a question for all the Paramedics around here, Im still In school (last year) and have only done a level 3 first aid course. Ive been a ride along with our local ambulance service for a short while now(over weekends). I have been learned that if a patient has no pulse that I...
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    First Trauma call

    Hi guys if you have read my previous posts you would know that im currently 17yo and a ride along with a local ambulance service in South Africa, last Saturday night we were dispatched to a residential area for a pedestrian knockdown, on arrival we found the pt in Vfib and immediately started...
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    Entrapment and resuscitation

    hi I would just like to know, if you as BLS ambulance is first on scene at a mva with only one patient (entrapped) and the patient doesnt have a pulse/not breathing but no visible injuries, will you try to start resuscitation attempts in the vehicle or what will your procedures be? I take it as...
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    Saw my first one last night...

    hi, im a 17 yo volunteer firefighter from south africa with about 1500 hours behind my name, as a volunteer ff I haven't seen a dead person before but I managed to go on a ride along last night with our local ambulance service, our first call was for a 80yo male patient with chest pain, the...
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    Thief impaled in butt....

    This actually happened in South Africa....the burglar broke into....well I dont actually know where he broke into, but as he left the scene and tried to climb over the fence he slipped and.... well got impaled in the butt...What will you and your crew do to stabilise him and get him to a...
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    Pronouncing a patient

    Hi guys I just have a basic level 3 first aid course (South Africa) behind my name and Im just wondering when does one declare someone dead... is it after a certain time of doing CPR on the patient? It probably depends on the situation as well... for example if the person is decapitated etc etc...
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    Student from South Africa

    Hi guys/girls my name is Sheldon.I just quickly want to introduce myself. Im a 17y/o scholar from South Africa. I have done a level 3 first aid course and have been a volunteer at our local Fire Dept for just over a year now (Volunteer on weekends and holidays) I am looking to go to university...

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