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    Just putting this out there...

    I just need to put this out there for the world to see... I've really got to say that I've been very aggravated by some people's need to hijack threads to something along the lines of EMS being recognized as a profession. Emergency Medical Services as a whole is not and will never be...
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    Differential Dx??

    I had a patient this evening and I'd like to run it by the panel for a differential dx. Pt is a 61 y/o f/m, c/c of weakness, feeling cold and shaking, general malaise and shortness of breath. HxC/C pt was enjoying spectating a sporting event at onset of symptoms Baseline Vitals: Pulse 78...
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    Alternate Uses for KED

    Hey all! I recently read an article - can't remember where or by whom, - that outlined the possibility of using a KED without a long board in 'load and go' situations. It was an extensive study into the effectiveness of immobilization of a long baord vs. a KED. I can't remember what the result...
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    The Ultimate EMS Question: Stryker or Ferno?

    Hey all! Just plainly out of curiosity - Stryker or Ferno? Specifically, the Stryker EZ Pro R3 versus the Ferno 35P ProFlexX. Generally I have heard a ton of comparisons between the Stryker X frames and the old Ferno mobile transporters. What are the new Fernos like? Pros? Cons? Anything...
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    Ethics Thread

    Wow... LOTS of interest... Hey all! I think this Ethics sub-forum test is a bit of a flop... Here's something I hope will get it going! Scenario: You are in the wilderness, hiking with your best friend. There's no cell phone service and it's a 1/2 hour hike back to your car where you...
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    Tactical Medics

    Hey all! In recent weeks, I've been doing all the reading I can on tactical medics. I think it's a great idea, but I've only been able to find info for major Canadian cities - primarily in Edmonton, Toronto, Calgary and Vancouver. In Edmonton, specifically, the Tactical EMS is a team of...
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    Sprinter Type II Units

    Hey, My service is looking at some new units - particularly the Sprinter Type II's. I've heard alot of great things - particularly the head room. I've also heard that they are very narrow, but the headroom, fuel economy and turn radius makes up for it. Anyone ride on them? What do you...
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    Religion in EMS

    This isn't exactly EMS humor, although I have my share of it. I want to share my experiences and my distateful colleagues. Too often I find myself the only one in a room not laughing because some EMT or paramedic cracks some discusting, distasteful and disrespectful joke about a call or one of...
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    EMS Diagnostic Equipment

    Hey all! I'm new to this forum, and I'd like to have some advice on some equipment. I'm an MFR-Basic in Canada and I'm fed up with my service's crappy stethoscopes and BP cuffs. I'd like to purchase some on my own. I'm at a loss of where I should turn. I've heard mixed things about the Heine...

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