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RocketMedic

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Weird call last night, old guy with COPD but also subtle weakness...and a sugar of 33 that just would not stay up with D10. Like we’d get three or four minutes of weakness, then glucose levels would plummet again.
 

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Weird call last night, old guy with COPD but also subtle weakness...and a sugar of 33 that just would not stay up with D10. Like we’d get three or four minutes of weakness, then glucose levels would plummet again.
Was he also a type 2 diabetic?
 

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Weird call last night, old guy with COPD but also subtle weakness...and a sugar of 33 that just would not stay up with D10. Like we’d get three or four minutes of weakness, then glucose levels would plummet again.
What kind of range were you getting on the sugar?
 

RocketMedic

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What kind of range were you getting on the sugar?
33-37, then 112 after 5 grams of dextrose, then 55 5 minutes later, then 113 after 10, then 68 after 5 minutes, then pushed the last 10 grams. No insulin involved

This new gig is OK, but the 24/48 is not superb. Mandatory OT due to low staffing does not help.
 

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33-37, then 112 after 5 grams of dextrose, then 55 5 minutes later, then 113 after 10, then 68 after 5 minutes, then pushed the last 10 grams. No insulin involved

This new gig is OK, but the 24/48 is not superb. Mandatory OT due to low staffing does not help.
What's the new gig?
 

VentMonkey

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I kind of wish TPATC would replace PHTLS/ ITLS at least for HEMS agencies. The latter feels like watered-down redundancy.
 

DesertMedic66

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I kind of wish TPATC would replace PHTLS/ ITLS at least for HEMS agencies. The latter feels like watered-down redundancy.
It is for us company wide. PHTLS is still being offered for the counties that require medics have it but we all have to have TPATC.
 

PotatoMedic

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The flight service I dispatch for moved to tpatc years ago. I'm hoping to get in one of their classes.

On another note. I got to do a FW transport for the private I work for. Yeah for my first flight.
 

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Now that's how to run a call: "BEE DOO BEE DOO BEE DOO!! Engine 19 syncope.... ... ...Engine 19 stand down, per EMS disregard.."
 

Tigger

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The word of the set is bombogenesis.

24 hours of blizzard ops to start the 48 mmhm sure great.
 

CALEMT

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So the last day on my 6 day work bender went as followed:

Up all night on a vegetation fire
Late relief still has me at the station on my one day off
I go back in for my normal shift tomorrow

No rest for the wicked for me. But atleast I have vacation after this next shift.
 

CALEMT

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So update I finally got relief at 1700 and pulled into home at 2000. Wake up at 0445 tomorrow to be at the station around 0700. It's beer 30 for sure...
 

Jim37F

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So update I finally got relief at 1700 and pulled into home at 2000. Wake up at 0445 tomorrow to be at the station around 0700. It's beer 30 for sure...
Well hopefully you made a pretty penny in OT pay to more than cover that beer
 

CALEMT

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Well hopefully you made a pretty penny in OT pay to more than cover that beer
Lets just say the extra 9 hours paid for my beer(s), the gas to drive to work tomorrow, the gas to drive to Prescott after my shift, the gas for the drive from Prescott to Show Low, and the gas from Show Low to home.
 

RocketMedic

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Everyone ok out in Palm Springs? I heard AMR lost a medic in an off duty wreck.
 

DesertMedic66

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Everyone ok out in Palm Springs? I heard AMR lost a medic in an off duty wreck.
Yeah. He was one of our Paramedic FTOs. A truly great guy who you could never say a bad word about. He just got off a 12-hour shift and was only a mile or two away from our base. We still have employees who are unaware of the incident.
 
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