On slow days there is a parking structure we post at where there is a place for pull ups and 3 stories of stairs to run up and down. Also do some push ups and mountain climbers on a curb
For the icing on the cake, if you are up for it, have your partner put your ambulance in neutral and push...
Real quick y'all,
We had a patient who was alert and oriented to 4.
However, during transport pt kept going on and on about how nursing home officials and his family members could read his mind, and a couple of times checked over his shoulder to make sure none of the aforementioned were...
I'm only 6' and hit my head alot. It has nothing to do with height, and everything to do with being aware of your surroundings and moving slowly and purposefully
Had a partner who was 6' 6' ....He did just fine
Anyone know the formula to calculate how many minutes of o2 you have in a portable bottle or main bottle till reaching safe residual pressure (200 psi)?
I had an LDT where we came close to running out of o2. want to be sure next time.
It is all very confusing.
I just recertified last week as a Basic for the Registry.
No mention at all that I need to take classes to become an "EMT", or that I would soon be downgraded to a First Responder. They just gave me a new card that expires in 3-2015.
Sometimes I think the...
Don't worry worstEMTever (that name is funny),
I've moved pts with the foley still clamped to the bed, given another a concussion on a backboard during a bumpy transport(no head cushion-whoops!), and accidentally punched another pt in the face!
I have also pulled the stretcher with the...
Am I the only one in EMS who can't stand working 24 hour shifts?:o
We get run ragged, and my slow documentation makes for 24 hours of misery........and to think all the Medics and Basics beg for these blessed shifts....
I'll stick to my 12 to 16 hour days trucks. I may get home late, but...
Just watched "Bringing out the Dead" with Nicolas cage
Great Christmas movie!!
Anyway, I thought it was pretty accurate(except for hollywood style chest compressions~akin to a deep tissue massage~ and electrodes sitting atop the hair on a mans chest)
Anyone seen it?
Are there any...
Here is the hypothetical scenario:unsure:
Crew dispatched to independent living facility for possible lumbar injury.
On scene patient lying supine in bed. Pt is roughly 90 years old.
Pt is confused, cannot tell you what year it is, but can tell you her name and where she is. she...
Does anyone in have ANY idea how I could find a school with the Advanced EMT curriculum?
Maybe online? A back alley somewhere? or the dark side of the moon?
Just seems that there is NOWHERE out there that offers this course!
I was going to take it online, but the...
You might work for private ambulance company if....
Your ambulances drivers side armrest is always broken...:sad:
Your trucks are fully stocked with stolen sani-wipes taken from your favorite emergency rooms...
now y'ALL give it a try!:rofl: