I don't think I'm smarter than everyone else, matter fact, I consider myself pretty stupid. I simply think that EMS in general is going down the drain because incoming EMTs aren't reading their books and aren't using their brains and want everything on a platter.
Ask yourself this: Are...
I'm just going to rant a little, so excuse the comma splices.
Sometimes I cry a little, I mean, I keep it on the inside obviously, but when I read posts like this and I'm here working the hardest I can to become the best medical professional I can, I can't help but just get depressed.
Well, although I do believe that there still thousands of Paramedics fail to manage and understand CHF adequately, research has found that patients with pulmonary edema are more prone to having a hyper-reactive airway with broncho-constriction. Thus, this question and debate is still valid.
But isn't that the underlying issue here? The age/size ratio is disproportionate.
On top of that, I'd be curious to find out if liver and renal function are affected by this disorder.
Rid, did you get the code back?
Okay, time for your much needed reality check and you'll have to excuse me if I'm a little harsh but there are times where it's needed.
You are not MFR, WFR, EMT, BLS nor ALS. You are no different than your next door neighbor. You operate at the same level and protocols as Bill Clinton does...