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Anjel

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Handsome Robb

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Our substation is in the middle of nowhere. There is nothing to do besides shovel snow and work on the truck when it comes to actual work activities. We work out too I guess, but I enjoy running calls so I get all cabin fevery.

I can't stand sitting around all day. Goes by so damn slow.
 

STXmedic

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Three cardiac arrests today, and not even half way through our shift...
 

Jim37F

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Dang, I got a little excited for this, tones go off for a house fire in our first in district, just a few blocks up the road actually, dispatch notes on the MTD say smoke coming out of the windows and flames coming from the bathroom. ..our engine races out of quarters, we on the ambulance going code 2 pull up to stage half a block out as the reports comes in..."food on the stove, all units can cancel"
 

irishboxer384

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Three cardiac arrests today, and not even half way through our shift...

Must be all that Texan cuisine having an effect on the population lol whataburger hmmmmm
 

Handsome Robb

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Three cardiac arrests today, and not even half way through our shift...

Yea that's a ****ty day right there. All working?
 

STXmedic

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Must be all that Texan cuisine having an effect on the population lol whataburger hmmmmm
Haha no joke! Whataburger and jaliscos!
Yea that's a ****ty day right there. All working?
First in on all three; all three were relatively young; all three presented with asystole but with known downtimes that were far too recent to be called doa; two of the three got ROSC; and one of those two actually has a chance of walking out of the hospital (spontaneous respirations and purposeful movements during transport).
 

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I've only had two cardiac arrests go well; one was a guy in PEA who converted into VF after couple shocks and walked out of the hospital two weeks later. The other was guy in the park who got VF, the Firefighters with an AED got to him in 3 minutes. He was awake and out of ICU a day later.

I think it was perhaps the fire truck must have been driving by or something ... a response time of three minutes (even for the firefighters who only work 1% of their time) is just unreal. Or maybe the firefighters went to the park for a walk because they got bored sitting in front of the telly.

If we could get somebody to an arrest in three minutes, be it a fire truck, police, sanitation workers, mailman or phone repair van with an AED then perhaps we'd be looking at massively increased survival.

I hope your cardiac arrests survive mate.
 

NomadicMedic

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Just interviewed for a part time gig. Looks like it'll be fun. :)

A guy asked me, seriously... "Have you ever heard of RSI?"

Me: "is that where you put the tube thing in the patients wind pipe after you knock em out?"

They're still gonna hire me. Hahaha.
 

chaz90

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Just interviewed for a part time gig. Looks like it'll be fun. :)

A guy asked me, seriously... "Have you ever heard of RSI?"

Me: "is that where you put the tube thing in the patients wind pipe after you knock em out?"

They're still gonna hire me. Hahaha.
I forget if I should aim for the hole on top or on bottom...50/50 shot right?
 

Handsome Robb

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Put two medics on a truck together here...get one cool call outta the gate and the rest are all BLS all day. I'm sure tomorrow when I'm with an emt it'll be all ALS.
 

DesertMedic66

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Our day has literally been ****. First call a ruptured colostomy bag. And then we had an ALOC patient covered head to toe in fecal matter and fecal matter all over his apartment.
 

Chewy20

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Toned out for a box alarm last night, as we show up the thing is already burnt to the ground. Fire calls over the radio "we have a barn fully involved." You kidding me? I'm no firefighter thank god, but I could have put that thing out with a garden hose. Sat there for a while then was relieved. Now I know how they feel when they get toned to medical calls. Yuck.
 
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