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    Im not as strong as i thought i was!

    I have increased my strength enough that now all the guys at work joke that I am the one to call if they need any sort of lift assist. I laugh, but at the same time I think it is pretty cool that none of them worry about having to move patients with me. However, they didn't feel that way...
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    the 100% directionless thread

    The last two shifts at work have brought 3 cardiac arrests and one totally pissed off 350+ lb patient high on bath salts. Hoping for a less eventful day tomorrow.
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    Female EMS Pants??

    Yes, this! They are the only pants I buy anymore.
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    the 100% directionless thread

    Will you be on short-term disability after the surgery? If so, even if your doctor hasn't released you to go back to work before April 10th, your employer should have to continue to pay your benefits until you are released by the doctor. I know this, because my husband was in a similar...
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    the 100% directionless thread

    Oh no! Thoughts and prayers going out to you, your dad, and the rest of your family. I hope he has an uneventful surgery and a quick recovery!
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    the 100% directionless thread

    Just got home from another awesome kettle bell workout with my personal trainer! I'm down another 2 pounds, for a total of 42 pounds lost so far. I'm only 14 away from being halfway to my goal weight!
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    the 100% directionless thread

    Wrist surgery to have a cyst removed scheduled for a week from Monday. I've been told I will be off for 2 weeks afterwards. I'm not looking forward to the time off, but it will be nice to have this finally taken care of.
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    the 100% directionless thread

    We just have to fill out the application and get fingerprinted. You give them your money, and then you wait until they get around to processing it.
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    selective spinal

    At least you have a protocol allowing you to do so. At my full-time job, we are expected to c-spine everyone. That being said, there are plenty of patients I have opted to no c-spine anyway, and have yet to be pulled in to the medical director's office. I always document my findings to...
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    the 100% directionless thread

    I really wish I "only" had another 30 pounds to go. For me, it's more like another 80, but I will get there. It's just going to take some time. My husband is thrilled that I finally decided to do something about my weight. He's never made a big deal out of it, but I know he is happy that I...
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    the 100% directionless thread

    Two months into my weight loss journey and working with a personal trainer, I have lost 31 pounds and 20 3/4 inches. Happy New Year to me!!
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    DNR - NO Artificial Ventilation and the use of a BVM?

    I am not going to comment about treatment of this patient, since everyone else has pretty much covered that angle. The point that I want to make is that you stated this is a DNR and the patient is in respiratory distress. Therefore, I am going to assume they still have a respiratory drive...
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    pregnancy in ems

    I have worked with several individuals who were on a truck right up until they delivered. On the other hand, I ended up on light duty early in my 2nd trimester due to some medical issues that appeared. You should be able to stay on the truck as long as you want to, as long as you are...
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    the 100% directionless thread

    No, I didn't hear a murmur. And, thanks for the educated guess about what happened to her!
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    the 100% directionless thread

    Picked up a patient yesterday for generalized weakness. She had been in the hospital 2 weeks ago for "fluid around her heart and lungs." We were having a really hard time getting a blood pressure on her, but one of the guys finally got 90/palp. For the way she was presenting, it seemed...
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    the 100% directionless thread

    Short term disability is better than long term. It has been almost 2 years since my husband broke his leg. Four surgeries and one infection later, and he is still on disability and not working.
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    the 100% directionless thread

    That has to be one of the best reviews EVER!!! :rofl:
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    the 100% directionless thread

    I did something last night that I never, ever thought I would do. I did an emergency transfer of a girl last night who was going through something that I have personally experienced. She had tons of questions no one had answered, was scared to death, and has no family nearby. She doesn't know...
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    the 100% directionless thread

    So, I just tried Greek yogurt for the first time. Am I the only person who thinks the texture of it is like trying to eat a bowl of chalk? YUK!!!!!! I think I will stick to the traditional style yogurt instead.
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    How many 2 job guys around here?

    Two jobs here. One full time, on a truck. The other is very part-time (a couple shifts per month) as a paid preceptor for an EMS program.

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