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  1. wxduff

    Practical Tommorow

    If I had failed 2 station I would get up to 2 retakes on those stations. You fail 3, you have to take a refresher.
  2. wxduff

    Practical Tommorow

    I failed... I passed Medical Assessment and Trauma Assessment with flying colors, only lost one point. AED/CPR - only lost 2 points BVM - I tried to hook up the O2 to the mask instead of the BVM. Every time I practiced I had the O2 hooked up, never paid attention to that. Spinal - KED -...
  3. wxduff

    Practical Tommorow

    I have my EMT-B practical tomorrow, wish me luck!
  4. wxduff

    What's your hobbies

    I like auto-racing (the real kind, where cars turn both left and right, for example the American Le mans series, or Indy), Fly Fishing, Landscape Photography, Snowmobiling, and Meteorology. Here my favorites from my last photo series:
  5. wxduff

    Ride Time

    Worked 7 more hours... No calls.
  6. wxduff

    Ride Time

    The city gets the same thing, either: A: Grandma Fell down. B: COPD C: the nut house.
  7. wxduff

    Ride Time

    Why do you feel bad for them? And why are you digging me for using the term full arrest? What is you definition of a "white cloud rookie", just so I know if I've been insulted or not. I hope I haven't, I'm just curious.
  8. wxduff

    Ride Time

    So for my EMT Class I'm supposed to do ride time so last week I signed up to ride in a semi-private ambulance in a different part of my county. I could have rode a much closer city ambulance, but every single one of their calls is typical, and their transport time is less then five minutes...
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    What is your most ridiculous call?

    Her roommate said she saw her drink 3 nice tall glasses. Like 24+ ounce cups, and that she had only been there since later on, and the patient said she had more before, although maybe only a cup or two. Afterwords when on medications we also found out she had been kind-of taking her thyroid...
  10. wxduff

    Ics 100 + 200

    My corps requires all members to take 100 and 700 the first month of the semester or they are inactive. Ontop of that officers have to take 800, and all EMT's have to take 200. So far I have 100 and 700, but I'm going to do 200 over winter break. They email you a certificate. Heres...
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    What is your most ridiculous call?

    Last night we got a call for a student who was restless and had a racing heartbeat. Got there, took her pulse, it was 104, and she seemed way too awake for 0230. While questioning her, our attendant can't seem to find the problem. I look around the room, spot a tea box. I ask my attendant for...
  12. wxduff

    OHHH My achin' back!

    A tip: When your back gets better, I suggest starting some core body exercise. A lot of people who do heavy lifting don't realize that you hurt your back because you do something you don't have the muscle for! Your abs and lower back are key to keeping your back healthy. The abs are important...
  13. wxduff

    Obama and EMS - the roll-on effect of universal health care

    Sure. http://www.pnhp.org/single_payer_resources/administrative_waste_consumes_31_percent_of_health_spending.php
  14. wxduff

    Obama and EMS - the roll-on effect of universal health care

    Can we do some math people? Lets say that the current cost of an HMO is 100%. And let's remember as I said before that because HMO's run on profit, 31% of you're insurance costs go to towards profit. Alright, now lets take 100% and subtract 31% What does that equal? 69%. This is the MAX cost...
  15. wxduff

    Do you puke on a call?

    Had a puker last night an managed to hold in my stomach contents. Might have went ewww... a few times in my head, otherwise all good...
  16. wxduff

    Bandaging digits

    I've learned to love steri-strips after I cut my finger open this summer. They work pretty good at sealing cuts, as long as they are covered up.
  17. wxduff

    Obama and EMS - the roll-on effect of universal health care

    Rid, my simple point is, if America goes to a Universal Healthcare system, they wont deny universal healthcare patients, because we will ALL be universal healthcare patients, except for the very wealthy and the stubborn. Not accepting these patients is like putting a gun to your career's head...
  18. wxduff

    Obama and EMS - the roll-on effect of universal health care

    So if were under a national health care plan, doctors will start only taking privately insured patients? That sir is complete bull. They would make more money from people now going to the doctor instead. I don't understand your logic, but it's broken, and the obvious doesn't seem to sink in...
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    Obama and EMS - the roll-on effect of universal health care

    Just a counter argument, I'm sure we can make up for the loss of research funding by funding research as a nation. When John Doe pays for their HMO you realize that 31% of what they pay is pure profits, after all costs like workers salaries, paperwork, and costs of procedures and other health...
  20. wxduff

    Age when you joined EMS

    I'm still in my EMT Class, at 18. I've been ARC CPR and First Aid since I was about 14 though.

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