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    It's almost Tax Day!!!

    I use turbo tax. The only time I used a CPA I got audited and apparently owed the state about $300. The stress that it caused me wasn’t worth the marginally increased refund.
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    the 100% directionless thread

    How manageable do you think it is working full time?
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    the 100% directionless thread

    Has anyone here gotten their MBA?
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    11:1 Compression to Ventilation

    I get that, I couldn’t find any data to support this over the current AHA recommendations
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    11:1 Compression to Ventilation

    You also need good quality ventilation. More time on the chest doesn’t do much if you are pushing blood with a ph of 6.8, pco2 over 100, an po2 of 10
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    11:1 Compression to Ventilation

    The only literature I could find doesn’t support 10:1 so I’d be curious to see anything that does.
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    Prehospital Ethics

    I don’t see any ethical problem. You had a family with an irrational and unfounded complaint. There is no academic literature to support that there is any more CSA by heterosexual versus homosexual individuals, nor any evidence that simple exposure to homosexual people increases the rate of...
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    Refusal v No EMS with behavioral

    So glad I work where mental health is assessed by medical and psych providers and not law enforcement.
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    the 100% directionless thread

    I’m never going to take any medical statement personally from someone who argued that we don’t use NMBAs when treating pulmonary hypertensive crisis.
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    the 100% directionless thread

    If you actually study then they aren’t complex, but way to over simplify
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    Should EMS/Fire be armed?

    Or actually be able to pay any of the judgement.
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    the 100% directionless thread

    Don’t get me wrong. I like kids, that’s a big part of why I specialize in peds. They just aren’t the impossible to understand little creatures we make them out to be.
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    the 100% directionless thread

    So the video version of the developmental psychology of preoperational children?
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    Dying patient left on apartment floor

    We can harvest and reperfuse many organs after cardiac death. Kidneys, livers, and pancreas are pretty straightforward and most OPOs can do this. In some cases we can get the heart and lungs, but these are far more challenging.
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    Dying patient left on apartment floor

    Not to sound like a vulture but that’s a heart, two lungs, liver, two kidneys, and gut that were slowed to die in vain instead of potentially being harvested.
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    Rapid Deterioration: Altered and Difficulty Breathing

    Ill bet hypercapnia from progressive hypoventilation and poor respiratory drive.
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    Rapid Deterioration: Altered and Difficulty Breathing

    Given your story it is difficult to really know what happened. That being said it sounds like this guy probably has very little reserve and is pretty close to the end stages of Alzheimer’s. You unfortunately are probably watching the last bit of his clinical decline.
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    Should EMS/Fire be armed?

    That distance is much shorter than most people think.
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    Should EMS/Fire be armed?

    To be quite honest I think this gets into arguing about fairly minor what ifs rather than the actual merit of concealed carry. Lock it up in the narc vault. If personal security is better maintained by leaving the weapon secured rather than retreating it then you leave it there. Just the same...
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    Should EMS/Fire be armed?

    It is not illegal to concealed carry in a bar or hospital here.

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