Hi just dropping in.
(sigh) It's like whackamole. Still an outstanding website.
The members need to hold up their end by being civil and constructive and adult. Want an example of a "failed state" website? Try the boom-bust "Second Life". The participants have turned it into a ghetto whete once...
The phrase "Nothing to do in the hospital I can't do in my bus" is a sign of pride and hubris and mayube ignorance. The concept of universal "Snatch and run" is a denial of responsibility. Field operators need to know how to balance and choose based on each case; it isn't an either/or, zero-sum...
We now have 200 troops in west Africa to help. "Stars and Stripes:" reports a total of 1,400 will be deployed to build infrastructure and logistics, not to render patient care.
Right on, Akulahawk, Brandon, and EMDispatch. Honorable mention to the rest. ;)
PPS: If you somehow wind up driving and using a hand mike, steer with hand-shuffling instead of hand over hand or you WILL wind up…the mike cord, around the steering column.
Or am I dating myself here?
Good work. But some people will shut down when you lay them supine without any constriction or injury at all. Yeah, if it is done just right, it is quite occlusive. (PS: left on for long periods, say, overnight, it will also encoutage growth of bacteria, including facultative and strict...
Pt was asymptomatic when he boarded a plane in Liberia but became febrile 4-5 days after entrance to the...
Anytime you cut a corner you invite criticism and failure.
Circumferential saran wrap can cause asphyxia because it is too tight (can't expand chest) or it can fail (too loose). And you have to be able to carry and apply it practically. Try peeling off Saran wrap in the dark with your gloves...
Despite every after-action report since the WTC attack, there are no universally/uniformly applied radio systems and procedures.
1. Don't eat the mike.
2. Practice thinking for a second before you transmit about what you need to say, then say it. You can graduate to "thinking as you...
I had a secret weapon. I put it out on the grapevine that I had my USAF retirement lokced in (I thought!) and if someone pulled job-threatening cr@p on me I'd make it my retirement project to sue them personally, and the department as a whole.
Chaz, I really appreciate your "agree to disagree" statement, it will keep me thinking both side more often. Thanks!
Field techs are who will determine if you make it to the hospital so they can address why your heart isn't working. Electrical (EKG) asystole is a symptom or syndrome, and CPR is...
I went through the Warfarin two-step twice before cardioversions, it delayed my first one by three weeks.
The 15 INR with a stroke is a nightmare and a caution to anyone ordering warfarin off the cuff.