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Did i mess up will.i get fired

Discussion in 'BLS Discussion' started by chickj0434, Nov 15, 2016.

  1. chickj0434

    chickj0434 Forum Crew Member

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    So als triaged us a call for a fall pt. 88 year old female. fell in the bathroom had bruising swellong on her left eye. shes on blood thinners. we get her in our truck. find out from her she fell due to 10 out of 10 chest pain. vitals all normal. shes complainong of the chest pain on her left side. i gave her 324 mg of aspiring she said it helped a little. now how much of a dumbass was i to give aspiring to an elderly woman on blood thinners. once we got to the hospital she saod the pain was more on her side so looks like its prob muscular and not even cardiac related. no history of heart problems but been complainong of this chest pain for weeks but it was real bad tiday she said.
     
  2. Qulevrius

    Qulevrius Nationally Certified Wannabe

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    But not as much as your medics, who turfed the call to people who treat a geriatric pt, s/p unwitnessed fall, with normal vitals, as a cardiac emergency.
     
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  3. chickj0434

    chickj0434 Forum Crew Member

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    So how much trouble am k gonna get in
     
  4. Qulevrius

    Qulevrius Nationally Certified Wannabe

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    You're already in trouble, mate. And its name is 'utter incompetence'. Have you ever considered that 'getting in trouble' for failing to make the right assessment and going on with a wrong treatment, should be the least of your worries ?
     
  5. chickj0434

    chickj0434 Forum Crew Member

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    How bad does it affect the pt
     
  6. chickj0434

    chickj0434 Forum Crew Member

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    Pt was on plavix and atorvastin
     
  7. StCEMT

    StCEMT Forum Deputy Chief

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    This has to be some less funny version of punkd....
     
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  8. chickj0434

    chickj0434 Forum Crew Member

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    Can someone explain why. als told us she slipped. she said 10 out of 10 chest pain radiating down left arm so i thought the aspirin would do more good then harm.
     
  9. Qulevrius

    Qulevrius Nationally Certified Wannabe

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    Explain what, why you won the Darwin Award, again ?
     
  10. chickj0434

    chickj0434 Forum Crew Member

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    As to why it was so bad giving someone woth 10 out of 10 chest pain aspirin
     
  11. NysEms2117

    NysEms2117 Parole officer/EMT

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    because.
    and your not a doctor. and any EMT-B school ever has this as ground rule #1. you also made no mention of MC.
     
  12. chickj0434

    chickj0434 Forum Crew Member

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    We were taught thats not a contradicition but just something to be aware of.
     
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  13. Qulevrius

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    Well, aside from the fact that your 88 y.o. pt had a fall, has a black eye as a result and complains of a sharp (CARDIAC-UNRELATED) pain - which is, rather safe to assume, trauma-symptomatic, and who's ALREADY taking antiplatelets ? You just gave her some more, thus significantly increasing the chances of internal bleeding.

    You Mum's little genius you.
     
  14. chickj0434

    chickj0434 Forum Crew Member

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    So should i just be ready to get fired then
     
  15. CALEMT

    CALEMT The Other Guy

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    You ignored like the one contraindication of aspirin. Big no-no, you gave a drug when it wasn't indicated. I'm starting to think with your posting history that you're not really cut out for this.
     
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  16. StCEMT

    StCEMT Forum Deputy Chief

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    I've been questioning if these are actually even serious.
     
  17. chickj0434

    chickj0434 Forum Crew Member

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    Well guess thats that. guess ill just wait for them to call me in and fire me
     
  18. Qulevrius

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    If it's a smurf, it isn't funny. And if it isn't, the level of stupid is overwhelming.
     
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  19. chickj0434

    chickj0434 Forum Crew Member

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    Coumadin and aspirin do two different things. of you look at any medical artlicle it says a patient on coumadin is not a contradiction to give aspirin. the chest pain was before the fall the reason she fell so i thought id play it safe and give aspirin
     
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  20. CALEMT

    CALEMT The Other Guy

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    A blood thinner is a blood thinner is a blood thinner. While yes they do different things you think of it for a bit. You have a blood thinner to a 88 yo fall that's already on blood thinners. What's wrong with this picture. If you can't think of a answer then I'm sorry. You're going to severely injure or kill someone some day.
     
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