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  1. Carlos Danger

    Program Disaster

    First, why can't someone get ahold of the previous program director and have him log your skills? Second, you seriously need to see a lawyer. You came here asking advice, and that's the advice. @MMiz gave some good ideas on steps to take, but you said you've already done those. It's a year...
  2. Carlos Danger

    the 100% directionless thread

    I know it wasn't the point of your post, but I am genuinely curious what you would ever have to say that is relevant to anesthesia that takes longer than a few minutes? I honestly would have cut you off after 5 minutes and if you hadn't yet gotten to the important parts, and either asked those...
  3. Carlos Danger

    Should observing an autopsy be required?

    We had to observe two autopsies when I was in paramedic school. I was so grossed out for the first one that I don't think I paid one lick of attention or got anything at all out of it. The second one I felt a lot better about and maybe even found a bit interesting, but still probably didn't get...
  4. Carlos Danger

    Why do we love the stretcher in the United States?

    That is a strange thing to say and 100% untrue.
  5. Carlos Danger

    the 100% directionless thread

    You are still new to the public safety industry, huh? Though it's worth keeping in mind that this guy's remarks (to whoever interviewed him for the story) may have been intended to mean something different than how the article made them sound. In fact the things he was quoted as saying may have...
  6. Carlos Danger

    Tattoos

    Imagine thinking that only folks born between 1946 and 1964 think facial tattoos and purple hair is unprofessional.
  7. Carlos Danger

    COVID VACCINE

    I can't say what I think exactly should have been done differently because I don't know the whole process and it seems like no one knows what has gone wrong (SHOCKING!!), but it seems like minimizing the moving parts and attaching a profit to it being done efficiently is always the best recipe...
  8. Carlos Danger

    the 100% directionless thread

    Was your resignation immediate? Meaning you have already worked your last shift there? I would argue that you have an obligation to make sure your paperwork meets the standards that you agreed to when you took the job. HIPAA is not an issue here. OTOH, it sounds as though the documentation...
  9. Carlos Danger

    the 100% directionless thread

    That depends entirely on the context. Passing over a good employee for a clearly well-earned promotion just because they go to a different church than you, or because they don't go at all? That's one thing. At the same time, I don't think it's a good for anyone to try to force, for example, a...
  10. Carlos Danger

    the 100% directionless thread

    Perhaps illegal, but don't conflate what is legal with what is ethical. There's nothing unethical about an organization preferring to hire employees whose values more closely reflect the values and culture of that organization.
  11. Carlos Danger

    the 100% directionless thread

    How could it not come up? You need to think about the reasons you are going to give for wanting to leave your current employer.
  12. Carlos Danger

    the 100% directionless thread

    And of course pretty much no one does, which is why places like that get away with doing what they do. Not that you could never find a hospital or surgery center with similar practices, but there are clear standards in medical anesthesia and also accreditation standards that cover these things...
  13. Carlos Danger

    the 100% directionless thread

    Ugh that's just ugly lol. It's no secret why dental anesthesia has such a rep for being shady. I can't say that they necessarily gave you too much of anything, but discharging someone in the condition that you describe ("too flaccid and out of it to walk") is unsafe and irresponsible. It...
  14. Carlos Danger

    Do we have a responsibility to share potential fees with patients?

    Sorry to break it to you, but cost is very much a part of informed consent. We already "allow" people to make medical decisions all the time based at least partly on cost.
  15. Carlos Danger

    Do we have a responsibility to share potential fees with patients?

    How is not touching the patient until the've consented to care a "lawsuit waiting to happen"? And how can the patient make a reasonable and informed decision whether to "AMA and transport in their own POV" when they have no idea what the transport is going to cost, and what the potential...
  16. Carlos Danger

    COVID VACCINE

    I rarely get sick and I'll be first to admit that when I do, I'm not very stoic about it, hence my whining on here yesterday. My symptoms started about 12 hours after I got the second shot and lasted about 24 hours. I can't believe how lousy I felt. It was like I imagine I'd feel if I had the...
  17. Carlos Danger

    COVID VACCINE

    I appreciate the reply, but that doesn't really answer my question. I was more curious about the overall risk of death (or also, as I said, significant morbidity) to any random member of the general public who is not in a high risk group. They say that overall mortality rates have increased by...
  18. Carlos Danger

    COVID VACCINE

    What is the overall risk of serious morbidity or mortality from COVID for an individual who is not in a high risk group?
  19. Carlos Danger

    COVID VACCINE

    Got the second Pfizer shot yesterday morning. Around 9pm I started feeling really fatigued and had the chills. Woke up this morning feeling like I didn’t sleep at all. Whole body aches, head hurts, and I feel foggy like when you drink too much the night before (which I didn’t). This sucks. I...
  20. Carlos Danger

    Do we have a responsibility to share potential fees with patients?

    This is a great question. Overall, one of the biggest problems in our very complicated and troubled healthcare system is a lack of cost transparency. Individuals make much more rational (and most often conservative) choices when faced with known costs, and they tend to over-consume services...

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