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the 100% directionless thread

Discussion in 'EMS Lounge' started by KEVD18, Dec 11, 2008.

  1. DrParasite

    DrParasite The fire extinguisher is not just for show

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    go available, tell the cops to call you back when they have secured the scene.

    plenty of other people need your help, and in the cities, a non-violent psych is a not a high priority call.
     
  2. Lo2w

    Lo2w Forum Lieutenant

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    If only...
     
  3. PotatoMedic

    PotatoMedic Has no idea what I'm doing.

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    Stage. No ifs ands or buts. I like going home to my wife and kid.
     
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  4. Jim37F

    Jim37F Forum Deputy Chief

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    My last company, if we were instructed by dispatch to stage, we were expected to stage until cleared to enter by LE or Fire (the engine co in my old first in area oftened ignored staging instructions and would go on scene anyway....) If NOT told to stage, we were expected to go on scene and make patient contact like normal, though we were of course allowed to exercise discretion and back out if need be. In a case like this where you might expect to stage, but were not instructed to do so, they'd often say "No staging instructions, approach with caution".
    (One time there was a shooting 2 blocks from our station, we were returning from the hospital listening in as our sister unit at station got the call...they got the approach with caution instructions and went and made scene...and then dispatch tried to tell them to stage...after making patient contact...they exercised their discretion, saying they werent in any more danger than parked a block away and stayed on scene ha)
     
  5. StCEMT

    StCEMT Forum Deputy Chief

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    Aaaand now I have a referral with a orthopedics doc since the PA thinks I might have a wee labrum tear. Guess my time out of the gym is about to get longer.:mad:
     
  6. StCEMT

    StCEMT Forum Deputy Chief

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    So follow up on that hyperkalemia guy. We don't actually have a protocol for it (part of why I wasn't as aggressive as I wanted to be), so I've talked to my Chief and am now to draft a hyperkalemia protocol.
     
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  7. Jim37F

    Jim37F Forum Deputy Chief

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    Hmm...taking the plunge and signing up for Twitter lol

    I just need a username. My old Army MOS, 37Fox doesn't really apply to me much anymore as that phase is over....

    So I'm officially soliciting username ideas from the peanut gallery lol (cue the "Jimmy McJimmyFace" entries hahaha)
     
  8. CALEMT

    CALEMT The Other Guy/ Paramaybe?

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    2008 called... it wants it social media back... @JimBobMcFirefighterFace
     
  9. Jim37F

    Jim37F Forum Deputy Chief

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    Just don't expect me taking pics for "the Gram" anytime soon lol
     
  10. MMohler

    MMohler Forum Crew Member

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    PSA...Heat is on netflix
     
  11. StCEMT

    StCEMT Forum Deputy Chief

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    Well doctor man says he doesn't see any tears in my shoulder....still no idea why it hurts lifting to the side.....cool....
     
  12. RocketMedic

    RocketMedic Just Like Otters!

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    Hmm....MCHD is hiring with a base salary of $60.5k and they pay extra for fancy book learning...hmm.

    I hear rumors of a pay raise, but I have yet to see one...hmm.
     
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  13. Jim37F

    Jim37F Forum Deputy Chief

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    The amount of food I cooked for a single engine company last night: 20180413_170727.jpg
    Aaaaannnd what was left over: FB_IMG_1523743803699.jpg
     
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  14. cruiseforever

    cruiseforever Forum Captain

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    15+ inches of snow. I am so over winter.
     
  15. terrible one

    terrible one Always wandering

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    Had a pt with a STEMI and a possible CVA.... stroke center or stemi center that is the question...
     
  16. Chimpie

    Chimpie Site Administrator Community Leader

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    That's not being a PIO, that's being a Communications Coordinator. There's a difference. Both are important, but are different.

    The PIO is going to be in front of the camera, pushing information out to the public.

    The Communications Coordinator will be presented with an issue, find the subject matter expert, and craft a message so they (the expert) can go in front of the cameras.
     
  17. CANMAN

    CANMAN Forum Asst. Chief

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    STEMI center. If the MI is indeed a STEMI and confirmed then that will likely kill them quicker then a "possible" CVA.
     
  18. terrible one

    terrible one Always wandering

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    Ya we ended up going stemi, it was a discussion since the pt went unconscious suddenly with a blown right pupil and fixed gaze to the right. We were thinking hemorrhagic stroke, but we went cardiac route anyway.
     
  19. PotatoMedic

    PotatoMedic Has no idea what I'm doing.

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    Yeah for out two major hospitals being both cardiac and stroke centers.
     
  20. PandaNin

    PandaNin Forum Ride Along

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    I cooked breakfast Sunday. This was the first batch of two.
     

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