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New basic, what should I bring with me?

Discussion in 'BLS Discussion' started by YoungbloodEMS, Sep 15, 2016.

  1. CALEMT

    CALEMT The Other Guy/ Paramaybe?

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    Also should consider bringing schnaks if you already didn't get that memo. Forget everything else, but don't forget the almighty schnaks!
     
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  2. VentMonkey

    VentMonkey calpuleque Premium Member

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    Schnaky treats.
     
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  3. CALEMT

    CALEMT The Other Guy/ Paramaybe?

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    Did someone forget to mention to bring schnaks?
     
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  4. Jim37F

    Jim37F Forum Deputy Chief

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  5. OhItzJimmy

    OhItzJimmy Forum Crew Member

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    Most of the rigs I've been on, the cuffs weren't working properly & you shouldn't have to go buy a set since your EMT school/program should have made you get one already.
     
  6. VentMonkey

    VentMonkey calpuleque Premium Member

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    Sounds like you need to talk with your supply tech, supervisors, or both. If all else fails, try a better service:).
     
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  7. CALEMT

    CALEMT The Other Guy/ Paramaybe?

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    I think you're missing the point. The point is your service should provide you with the tools to do your job.
     
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  8. DesertMedic66

    DesertMedic66 Forum Troll

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    That should not be the case. If they are not working properly you need to talk to you supply people and/or toss the broken ones and get new ones.

    My EMT program did not have us buy B/P cuffs. Now that I am teaching for that same EMT program we still do not require students to buy them. We have approx 50 new B/P cuffs in storage and 20 that are currently being used.
     
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  9. EpiEMS

    EpiEMS Forum Deputy Chief

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    Shouldn't be the case - you should escalate this problem. BP cuffs are a critical piece of equipment.
     
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  10. DrParasite

    DrParasite The fire extinguisher is not just for show

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    If your cuff's aren't working properly, than they should be taken out of service. I can't imagine any ambulance would pass department of health standards without a working BP cuff.

    Also, you shouldn't have to purchase your own BP cuff for EMT class. Your own stethoscope, sure, but not your own cuff.

    As an aside, I think everyone on the ambulance should own their own stethoscope, but that doesn't mean the agency shouldn't provide one for your kit in case you leave yours at home.
     
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  11. VentMonkey

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    I do prefer my own set, though this could be in part to my aging ears as well.
     
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    ZootownMedic Forum Lieutenant

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