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  1. DrParasite

    Did I do the right thing?

    My previous comment aside, did the patient have a potential issue? had you transported the patient to the SNF, with a SPO2 in the 80s, would the SNF have accepted the patient? Or would they have refused, because the patient was too "unstable" for them to manage, and you would need to bring...
  2. DrParasite

    Anything could of done differently with this call?

    Did the ice and rigid splint manage her pain? did her pain level change after you applied your interventions Isolated BLS trauma is likely a BLS dispatch, so ALS wouldn't have been sent on dispatch. could you have called them? sure, but did you need to, and would it be in the patient's best...
  3. DrParasite

    Did I do the right thing?

    What's his baseline SPO2? What's ODS? Could this be a case of "treat the patient not the monitor?"
  4. DrParasite

    Routine PPE

    and we thank you for that. you are no longer scaring the children
  5. DrParasite

    California Scope for RNs regarding Zofran and Morphine

    fixed that for you
  6. DrParasite

    Routine PPE

    to be honest, we are requiring a face mask on all calls. surgical mask or other cloth types at a minimum, an n95 if it's suspected covid. I've worn glasses for 30+ years, but I'll admit that I don't routinely wear eye protection when I have my contacts in. And I only found one pair of safety...
  7. DrParasite

    2021 EMS Conferences

    it's been a few months since this thread started, but my proposal to speak at EMSWorld down in Atlanta was accepted! and I will be able to attend EMSPro in CT, so that should be a good time. I also might be going to the Vital Signs conference in New York (I think, I'm not entirely sure yet)...
  8. DrParasite

    Roll call: which state are you all located in?

    North Carolina
  9. DrParasite

    Dying patient left on apartment floor

    That's actually not what is happening, nor what is being reported..... the EMS medical director was cleared but the local board (right or wrongly is a different story).... the EMS regulators want him investigated by the MD regulating board, but I haven't heard that it was actually happening...
  10. DrParasite

    California Scope for RNs regarding Zofran and Morphine

    I am definitely not qualified to make an educated interpretation of this question. However, as an uneducated person, I believe the confusion/disconnect is in the definition of the term compounding, and if/when the compounding occurs. If the definition of compounding is any time two drugs are...
  11. DrParasite

    California Scope for RNs regarding Zofran and Morphine

    While I am neither a nurse, nor from California, as per Section1. Section 2725.1 subsection B of the California Business and Professions Code (which can be viewed here https://www.rn.ca.gov/pdfs/regulations/npr-b-70.pdf):
  12. DrParasite

    Picky about the ambulance I drive( random vent)

    To be perfectly honest, you sound pretty annoying. "your" truck? overstocking beyond par numbers (you know those numbers are there for a reason, right)? all for IFTs? please. It's a truck, your an employee, and as long as both work, the world is good. claiming "your truck" makes me think...
  13. DrParasite

    HazMat paramedics

    in my county, EMS are trained in decon and can support the hazmat team. I think we have USAR and HazMat medics, but they are for special operations (used maybe once a year). Their primary job is to be on the ambulance, but if a deployment happens... FEMA has some decent EMS related hazmat...
  14. DrParasite

    California Scope for RNs regarding Zofran and Morphine

    forgive my ignorance, but why would you want to? I understand why you would give them individually, but what benefit do you get to combine them into a single dose?
  15. DrParasite

    Community effort - a win all around

    Because your story has all the telltale signs of being made up? Here, let me explain: man down in need of help should be an automatic EMS dispatch by the first officer, not calling in a second officer who was in EMT. why did the two off duty emts swing by, instead of the EMTs who were...
  16. DrParasite

    Dying patient left on apartment floor

    I think we need to agree to disagree on this one; while I do agree that the appropriate standard of care is national, the AHJ still sets decides what care that they will be applying to their area. otherwise, all ambulances would be staffed identically, with identical protocols, and you could...
  17. DrParasite

    What did you do with your patch?

    you mean you don't have an off-duty jacket with all the patches of agencies you used to work for, as well an NREMT one, and all your state patches? noooooob
  18. DrParasite

    Dying patient left on apartment floor

    As the article states: Wouldn't the local medical board be an authoritative body to decide if proper medical care was provided? They are a bunch of doctors, been doing the job for a while, and they are familiar with the local standards of care I wouldn't because expert witness testimony is...
  19. DrParasite

    What did you do with your patch?

    way to bump a thread that has been dead for 12 years...

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