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  1. Rick813P

    Cooling of burns - why US EMS (and first aid responders) needs to change its practices

    All I did was asked a question and explain my situation. Some of you presented great points A few did not. My reference about get moving is concerning major burns, which I believed I addressed. Regardless, I am discussing my little area of the world. We all live in different parts of the...
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    Cooling of burns - why US EMS (and first aid responders) needs to change its practices

    We for a long time, by orders of our Medical Directors and we have had several over my 25 years, no longer than 10 minutes on the scene with major trauma. There are exceptions, extrications of course, combative patients, etc. We all were very proficient in obtaining IVs, securing airway, and...
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    Cooling of burns - why US EMS (and first aid responders) needs to change its practices

    I appreciate you addressing my question. We still use running water for the isolated burns to to extremities. For a long time in the area I live and work in we never had much education focusing on burns. I was a full time street medic and a part time flight medic. How long? I had to feed the...
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    Hazard Pay

    Dollar General is looking to hire 500,000 employees...just saying
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    New Here!

    Let me know if you have questions or need help with anything about EMS. Been a medic for 32years, Instructor 30 years. Best to hit me up at, [emailed removed by moderator]. Good luck.
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    Favorite Stethoscope Brand

    I don’t like using the ones left on the truck, afraid of catching hearing aids 🤣 or a cornea virus 😂😂
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    Favorite Stethoscope Brand

    I brought one from geek. Looks and works like a littman cardio, 9 plus shipping
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    Paramedic, SWAT medic, Combat medic and Doc on the hill.

    Paramedic, SWAT medic, Combat medic and Doc on the hill.
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    Cooling of burns - why US EMS (and first aid responders) needs to change its practices

    I have a question, I see this is a long string. How does a 20 minute scenario fit into a busy EMS systems role. I retired a few years back as a field supervisor. If I had a truck on the scene for 20 minutes cooling a burn and did not address it, someone was getting theirs asses chewed. We did...
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    Feisty pets obstructing entrance

    After a few incidents like that I started carrying a small zip lock bag with some soft treats that not only the dogs would like, but something that I might be able to nibble on in case of emergency. Little nutter butter pieces, or worse come to worse part of a sandwich or quarter pounder, or if...
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    Hazard Pay

    This is a multi faceted question. First, I have been a Paramedic for 32 years. I have seen a lot of changes in my time. Some good, which includes a few OSHA regs. HIPPA, don’t get me started, and these computer programs that are set up for bean counters and statisticians, not those of us who...
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    Radio license to use EMS comms?

    I have used one in the past. As long as you have permission from who ever is the communication source for your service, you operate under their license

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