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  1. Kevinf

    Looking to buy Reeves stretchers

    The 101 should be sufficient, I just have to be able to convince the money guy that we should buy a few. So buying them off of anyone looking to get rid of some older ones would be fine.
  2. Kevinf

    Looking to buy Reeves stretchers

    Some of our crews have requested them, but we've already got a 100 case of mega-movers, so I'm trying to get some secondhand ones to make it an easier sell for purchasing.
  3. Kevinf

    Looking to buy Reeves stretchers

    If anyone has or knows of a company with some Reeves stretchers for sale let me know. New or used as long as they are in serviceable condition is fine.
  4. Kevinf

    Ondansetron as primary antiemetic?

    I've heard rumblings of diphenhydramine possibly correlating with increased rates of dementia for long term users and is now being recommended for short term use only. As for your specific question, I don't know... but people generally very much dislike the feeling of lethargy brought on by...
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    FEMA National Ambulance Contract

    Great info so far, appreciated!
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    FEMA National Ambulance Contract

    Is anyone's agency part of this program? My companies president said he was interested in becoming a FEMA contractor and asked me to look into it. You guys are the best resource I know to get information about this sort of thing :cool: This is in Pennsylvania, if you have any insight or need...
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    Lights!

    They get your time for free as well as pawning off their equipment costs to you? Nice deal for them.
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    Preventing Fraud-"Medical Necessity"

    Nonsense, providers absolutely should question the transport if they are unable to ascertain medical necessity. Last week we were requested to pickup a patient for a hospital to SNF transfer. On scene at the nurses station I receive a PCS that states; Pt requires oxygen, pt is bed bound. I...
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    Preventing Fraud-"Medical Necessity"

    The deeper legal side of being a medic or EMT seems to be very much glossed over in most programs I've heard of, leaving new providers woefully under-prepared to deal with shady employers. We are under-educated, and not just clinically. Document accurately and inform the patient/surrogate that...
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    Are hats/snapbacks allowed to be worn by staff on ambulance?

    This is actually a legitimate OSHA complaint. Your employer is required to furnish or allow appropriate PPE, excepting work boots (they don't have to furnish boots unless highly specialized footwear is required, i.e. wouldn't or couldn't be worn outside of your work environment). Clothing...
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    Gold Cross, SLC UT

    Sure thing Vlad.
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    Toughbooks ESO

    ESO runs like a champ on an iPad Mini 4 which is quite rugged and waterproof inside an otterbox case, and the battery will last indefinitely if it's plugged in between uses (and between 6-12 hours of hard use if not). They also come with the benefit of easily capturing signatures, built-in...
  13. Kevinf

    things you will never live down

    I think I'll just call you capslock.
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    My brother is getting made fun of at the EMS company I work for

    So ADHD is fairly common in EMS. I live with it, I can name half a dozen coworkers who do as well. But like any medical condition, if it's affecting your daily life you need to speak with your doctor. While I was younger and in school, I needed to take Dexedrine in order to focus. Age and...
  15. Kevinf

    Breath sounds/BP

    No thanks.
  16. Kevinf

    Refusals

    Nothing useful on PA Train?
  17. Kevinf

    Polishing suggestions

    Paint them.
  18. Kevinf

    Susquehanna Valley EMS

    Next time I'm down that way I might pop in and say hello. :) You're the ops manager I presume?
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    Cali / LA Gurney van's requiring an EMT?!?

    Around here, if they are incapable of administering/regulating their own supplemental oxygen, an EMT is required because non-certified personnel doing so in a gurney van would transform it into an unlicensed ambulance per the definition of the EMS regulation act. Could be something similar for...
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    Pupil changes in trauma

    Hang on... need to get my microscope out!
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