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  1. NomadicMedic

    What is considered shock trauma?

    Shock Trauma is a Maryland phrase.
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    Movie Marathon Thread

    Final Destination movies playing at the station today.
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    Your Controversial EMS-Related Opinion

    Candidates should have no more than two attempts to pass a cognitive exam.
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    What is considered shock trauma?

    There’s no guesswork in this. The trauma triage tool provides some pretty clear guidelines
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    the 100% directionless thread

    I just read some websites, watched some videos and then bought a bunch of weed & feed. it looks good.
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    the 100% directionless thread

    It looks great!
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    the 100% directionless thread

    Active shooter in my town today. I was blissfully unaware, as I was mowing the lawn while my phone was blowing up.
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    Is your public EMS service providing interfacility transports?

    Gotcha. I write that more as basic info for people who aren’t familiar with Clawson or the rationale for dispatch determinants.
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    Is your public EMS service providing interfacility transports?

    In most cases, dispatch centers won’t use these codes on the radio with the responding unit. They would normally say something like “Medic 5, respond to a cardiac arrest” However, some places use the priority medical dispatch coding in their CAD notes, Or at least use the alpha- echo coding for...
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    Is your public EMS service providing interfacility transports?

    To clarify this a little bit, a sick person would normally be a 26 Bravo however a sick person that is in a nursing home will get dispatched as a 33 Alpha or Bravo, or if it’s ALS, 33 Charlie. Critical calls, such as a cardiac arrest, will always be a 9 echo. ProQA has a question in the 33...
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    Is your public EMS service providing interfacility transports?

    The priority medical dispatch card set has card 33 as”interfacility”. If the CAD uses ProQA, the dispatch determinant matches the card. So, any call that was imitated by a facility will be a 33, unless its overridden by a dispatcher.
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    the 100% directionless thread

    Yes. In 2023, the advanced level psychomotor exam goes away. So, AEMT and Paramedic candidates will complete a longer, retooled cognitive exam, with skills verified by the instructor during the course. The way it should be done.
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    the 100% directionless thread

    Nobody will be happier than me when the national registry finally drops psychomotor exams in 2023. These things are the bane of my existence.
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    Favorite power stretcher

    Lancaster EMS has a bunch of Fernos power flexx. Crews roundly hate them. The Stryker is excellent. The power load makes it even better.
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    the 100% directionless thread

    This may be the best thing I’ve ever heard.
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    Favorite power stretcher

    Stryker power pro.
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    Class not making sense

    The reason the instructor said that things might not make sense for the first few weeks is because basic EMS education is based on fundamentals that don’t really have any true application until you start to apply them to specific instances. Remember, EMT class is entry-level. We expect students...
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    the 100% directionless thread

    Do you understand why that $50 stipend was a HORRIBLE idea?

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