Though are you sure the last change was in 2006? I remember my friend (who got into the EMS in 2007) had to take CPR lessons with me because their protocol had some differences to the new one
But I'll be on the watch for the new one!
I am a volunteer, but fortunately we do in-house shifts, maybe you can get fixed hours like I have and if they don't have in-house shifts do something nearby or sth...
For me, volunteering beats getting paid, i'm weird like that, but it all depends on what your plans for the ems field are
My first cardiac arrest....
We got called to a elderly patient with repiratory distress. We get to her house and her whole family was at her bedside. We start working the code and take her to a hospital where the monitor showed asystole and she was pronounced dead.
It was kind of traumatic...
Recently i was talking to some fellow EMT's and the topic of depression landed on the table. We were discussing wether it is ethical for an EMT suffering from depression to do his duty, or should he first get help and medication before continuing. Should clinical depression be...
We have a glucometer, and as someone said, while we don't rely 100% on it, we still have it as a back up to the diagnostic
But evaluating px. History, Medical Condition, Medications, Last Meal and Vitals, you can get the diagnosis
And yes, Vent, precisely that was my point, our worse calls may not be the bloody trauma patient that is squirting arterial blood everywhere
but as you said, the elderly lady type of calls are the worse, because they get to you on a personal level
But doesn't that make it the worst call for them? The thread asks about the personal worse calls
Mine was the two burned to death kids because, well they were kids
But the most intesne trauma call i got was yersteday, skull fx. Femur fx. Exposed humerus fx. cephallic mass exposure...
Hey people, the other day I was watching TV and ran into the movie Ambulance Girl starring KAthy Bates
I thought it was a really cool movie, because it also explores the feelings as the protagonist goes through with her course and becomes an EMT
I recommend it to you guys! At least i loved it