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  1. RedBlanketRunner

    PPE Masks - make your own

    Outside, durable cotton fabric. Middle layer, pieces cut from a cloth 98% vacuum filter, Inside, porous very comfortable hypoallergenic synthetic material with a sponge like quality that can absorb a little moisture. All can be found on line or a well stocked fabric store. The elastic ear pieces...
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    BLS: What would you do in this GSW scenario?

    1986. You're good. The year I revamped the radio system. Trivia. Nurse friend just retired from that place. I asked her what she thought about the radio tower. What radio tower? She worked there for 44 years and has never seen it. 115 feet tall all of 50 feet away from staff parking. Nobody...
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    BLS: What would you do in this GSW scenario?

    Patient called for ambulance herself. (Blunt force trauma plus ecotopic pregnancy rupture later determined). ALS fussed for 15+ minutes trying to get a peritoneal fluid draw. Dispatch to ER ~50 minutes. Brought in comatose, critical - hemorrhagic shock.
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    Post C-19 and dengue - odd symptoms

    S.E. Asia dengue incidence varies drastically from locale to locale. Thailand averages 1 out of 3 people contract it at least once in their lives. Our municipality averages 2-3 cases/year, pop. ~1200. Municipality 12 miles south, same pop. 17-25. I've had dengue twice and suspected a third time...
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    Post C-19 and dengue - odd symptoms

    Surprised some techs giving me the stress test. Pulse stayed steady as a rock, <80. Then a break sitting in a chair before the cardio doc came in. Pulse suddenly went to 120. It's one thing to work with patients, but when your own vitals get hammered is extreme disconcerting.
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    Post C-19 and dengue - odd symptoms

    Solved. Doc just called me in. Dengue complications strongly suspected.
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    Post C-19 and dengue - odd symptoms

    C-19, recovered 5 months back. Dengue, 2 months back. Normal vitals 112/68, P 60, Res 40-60. Starting 2-3 weeks ago, at any time during any activity or in repose, tachycardia with pulse >100 during which frequent PVCs noted. Lasts for a few minutes up to several hours. BP occasionally goes up to...
  8. RedBlanketRunner

    How do you wash your uniform?

    And tissue.
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    How many paramedics dump ice on hyperthemic patients in the field?

    I had a horrible mess about 15 years ago. My very close friends wife called me to relay he had just arrived home and the maid said he was acting irrational. Wife called husband and tried to find out what was going on. She got out of him his refusing to go to the hospital and he wanted me to...
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    Coronavirus Discussion Thread

    Reopening the economy without a hitch here. Malls and big box stores opening back up. Ministry of public health in conjunction with the CDC has established rigid guidelines. Went to a home builders supply today. Single entrance. Masks mandatory. If you don't have one they are selling them at the...
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    Coronavirus Discussion Thread

    Updated info on the organism. https://www.bbc.com/news/health-53325771 I need to correct myself, in that the mortality rate is indeed flattened and a negative trend in the US. I inquired in an earlier post as to what significant factors this could be attributed to.
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    Coronavirus Discussion Thread

    Exemplary infection outbreak response. https://www.straitstimes.com/asia/east-asia/china-reports-22-new-coronavirus-cases-including-16-in-xinjiang There's been some talk in international circles about the long term effects. It's a little aggravating at present in that proper clinical procedures...
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    Coronavirus Discussion Thread

    Probably taper off, like the 1918 H1N1 flu. So far they are tracking very similarly. Spanish flu averaged 19 million infections per month over 26 months. C-19, almost 5 million per month average and rising very steadily. Spanish flu had 5 waves, C-19 3+ months into the first.
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    Coronavirus Discussion Thread

    CDC-HHS mass confusion: https://precoinnews.com/politics/inside-the-coronavirus-data-mess-the-trump-administration-created/ All depends: Population of Los Angeles: Population 3,884,307, 4850 sq mi. New York city Population 8,244,910, 210 sq mi. Bangkok, population 8,280,925, 605 sq mi. Jakarta...
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    Coronavirus Discussion Thread

    Never got near it. Reasonably accurate ultra easy to interpret charts. First chart, top left, infection history. Curve lessened very slight on May 8th. Picked up June 18th, went near exponential June 24. https://corona.help/country/united-states Compare to a country that strictly adhered to...
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    Coronavirus Discussion Thread

    Better safe than sorry approach? Simple comparison between the US to a very well documented other country that has undertaken extreme precautions. Thailand close to fully shutting back down when 1 asymptomatic person tested positive, which turned into 3 a day later and 7 four days later. Sum...
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    Coronavirus Discussion Thread

    Excuse me. Confused. Since people can be asymptomatic, presymptomatic or paucisymptomatic and still be contagious, test->positive->isolation->1 less vector in the wild. Where's the flaw here? I can see the logic with say, dengue, > 'Yups. you have dengue. Want to feel like death warmed over here...
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    Coronavirus Discussion Thread

    During a pandemic the only reason that I can think of to not get tested is if you are an alien life form. Even a hermit troglodyte has a chance of exposure on the way to getting tested. Check the hundreds of thousands of stupid moves videos on youtube. Qtip to the brain is small change. Now 40...
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    Coronavirus Discussion Thread

    My apologies extended if I'm the culprit mentioned. Please consider excusing me if I ask that this be better defined: "unless it specifically pertains to COVID-19 and treatments." Does this specifically pertain to treatment and not general info on the larger stage relevant to C-19? That is...

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