A year after I started this whole journey, I'm going to take (and more then likely ace) the state Practical for EMT-B. And on my birthday, no less!
...And that's when we get dispatched to a nursing home that doesn't know where the patient is.
Portable dialysis machine
CPR mask/gloves in my backpack
After all, I can pull an ambulance out of thin air (give or take 10 minutes) with my phone.
After having way to much time on my hands, I realized the one exception to "and five is four"
Unfortunately, this was pointed out to me after I challenged my friends to find a number that didn't suit the rule- there goes ten bucks! :P
A few key benefits?
Trying to condense this topic down a bit:)
Reasons for physician assistance on emergency medicine units:
1. More comprehensive on-scene diagnosis, leading to better allocation of resources.
2.Ability to draw from a more extensive educational background to tailor together a...
I have a personal first aid kit, and a more extensive travel one.
I generally have the pocket one (gloves, small gauze bandages, alcohol wipes) on me if i'm going somewhere with a medium/large group- does that make me a whacker?
After learning a fellow student of mine is a volunteer, I...
I think that most patients should be willing to put aside their weaponry if told that it would be taken from them anyway at a later time, especially if you do it in a overtly empathetic way. Ordering a person with a weapon around would probably complicate the situation, regardless of whether or...
I know that is a regular part of our county's high school health course (along with very basic first aid), so kids aged 13-16 are routinely exposed to it. Its one thing to learn it for a class though, and another to learn it for prospective use.
To be honest
Nothing scares me more in the future then being at a childbirth- i'd much rather see a MCI with traumas up the wazoo, then have to be a catcher for a baby :ph34r:
Following this thread closely, as you might imagine :P