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  1. RedBlanketRunner

    Getting in shape so I can lift 125 lbs and return to work

    Speaking from bitter experience to any and all getting-in-shape and body builder crowd, know your limits. Slowly get into top shape then draw a line, back down your maximums a good 10-20% and religiously stay under that line. I humped 4 inch rolls up mountainsides and did all the macho stuff...
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    Asymptomatic hypotension?

    The OP would make an excellent training scenario. Thinking on your feet, coping when nothing is quite right. Very nice to hear the pros chime in here with their alternative dx methods.
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    Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) DMAT Paramedic

    Reminds me of fighting my last fire for the season at the end of September and getting my paycheck December 20. Upon checking the delay I was told OEM had got on board and just about everything ground to a dead halt. That was around the time CGAS was expecting the new replacement MH-65s just...
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    Two leg amputations after 'incomplete' assessment by paramedic

    "Australian Negligence cases use a 'salient features' framework to determine whether a duty of care was owed by the defendant to the plaintiff." According to an Aus. associate of mine, expression of care, concern or condolences is normally not a salient feature and does not constitute admission...
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    What is the math behind the formula for MAP?

    Education - Training dilemma; a paradox if you will. Excessive information, especially theoretical, can lead to inattentiveness which can produce skipping or missing steps in procedures and protocols, sometimes crucial. On the other hand having a solid background on the purpose, why there are...
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    What is the math behind the formula for MAP?

    Sheldon Magder, MD. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/?term=Magder+SA%5BAuthor%5D
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    What is the math behind the formula for MAP?

    "Since MAP is a product of Cardiac Output (CO) and Systemic Vascular Resistance (SVR) [MAP = CO x SVR], variations in SVR make the relationship between MAP and CO often unreliable (for example, a patient with a poor CO but high SVR such as a patient in cardiogenic shock may have an acceptable...
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    COVID-19 precautions may make other germs more effective

    Transmission. Washing hands. <facepalm> I got my first full time start working in a hospital as a B-MET. And the B-MET was automatically a member of the infection control committee. So I was handed the regular all employees infection control procedures list plus the committee list. And then...
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    Rescue, with goat

    So they got a doc to swing by. Definitely bust some cartilage but no displacement as his best guess from what I gathered through some dubious translations. The guy adamantly refuses to go to the clinic or hospital - natch. He'll be hurting for certain for the better part of a month...
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    Rescue, with goat

    Saved his life? Strange exaggeration. I've taken busted ribs three times, fortunately not displaced, and somehow survived. (A pretty common occurrence when wrangling feisty horses. A hoof taken amidships does wonders for reminding you the be light and fast on your feet.) My greatest concern was...
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    ****ed up and got a ticket for aggressive driving. Am I done for?

    Your statement encompasses all courts and jurisdictions in the entire country, all the vehicle codes and all the penal codes. Judges call their own shots as they choose to see fit. They are not rigidly bound by laws and rules. Suggested reading, the purpose of a preliminary hearing. Judge...
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    Rescue, with goat

    Took my neighbor down to the man's place. I've been outed from the entire affair and was asked to leave, which is good. A farang, foreigner, having to step in when the local community had let the guy down. Amphur office, government has stepped in. My neighbor will try to give me updates.
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    Rescue, with goat

    For the city folks, this is going to be far into fantasy land. For those who spent a few years on farms it's been there, done that. One way to while away my retirement years. Couple of KM down the road from our house, I glanced up a dirt road. Man sitting on the ground. Didn't look right. I...
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    ****ed up and got a ticket for aggressive driving. Am I done for?

    One interesting instance, a reverse effect so to speak. Vehicle southbound, highway 101 MCKinleyville, a driver lost control of the vehicle and did significant damage to Cal Trans equipment. CHP cited him for excessive speed, 30 in a 50 MPH zone. All similar situations come under 'conditions...
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    ****ed up and got a ticket for aggressive driving. Am I done for?

    An officer often has leeway to make judgement calls. One common instance is driver vs driver where the officer calls offsetting penalties. With moving violations an officer can run the gamut from a verbal warning through infraction and misdemeanor on up to felony reckless, all for the same...
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    ****ed up and got a ticket for aggressive driving. Am I done for?

    Agreed, nolo contendre, but let's look at the larger picture. An officer determined the actions of the driver were so far over the line that it should go on the record as a serious criminal offense. This is a snap judgement call of the officer. It gets cemented as fact if a court convicts...
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    ****ed up and got a ticket for aggressive driving. Am I done for?

    @emtpulledover All you have to do is prove to potential employers that would absolutely never happen when you are on the job. Along the lines of teaching fish to ride bicycles. See if you can get your lawyer to have it dialed down. Make offers like community service... essentially, get it...
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    Community effort - a win all around

    A relative was an SO on the response. Isn't that flat out amazing? It may come as a complete surprise but just because I live in S.E. Asia I lived in the US for 45 years, and maintain connections and contacts with quite a few people in the US. What is much more surprising is thinking just...
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    Marijuana Pharmacology - FOAMed Video

    ? I understand what you are saying. But, as a rough analogy, comparing THC to a vaccine is a dachshund vs a draft horse. Both are mammals with four legs. The common denominator seems to be an extreme lack of critical thinking. The reasoning abilities go un-exercised until they become...
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    Community effort - a win all around

    Rural area, midwest. A couple rented a house temporarily and moved in with an elderly relative. They wanted to get away from Covid and the city where BLM demonstrations were ongoing and headline news was the usual gossip. Then the couple got called back in to work. They called their relative...

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