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PotatoMedic

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That guy would immediately get a taste of Edison’s Medicine.
Cardiovert first, apologize after.
You have to apologize? My last unmedicated cardioversion thanked me after I zapped them.

In all fairness they did say duck with an f and then thanked me. Honestly the thank you I was never expecting 🤣
 

CALEMT

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You have to apologize? My last unmedicated cardioversion thanked me after I zapped them.

In all fairness they did say duck with an f and then thanked me. Honestly the thank you I was never expecting 🤣

Mine was more of a oof followed with a what the **** immediately followed by I feel better. Such a range of emotion in such a short time.
 

GMCmedic

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Last time I was involved in a cardioversion, they said....
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NomadicMedic

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I bought a Mavic Mini drone and it’s about the coolest thing ever.

I’m stepping up my video production game and this thing is the balls.
 

ffemt8978

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I bought a Mavic Mini drone and it’s about the coolest thing ever.

I’m stepping up my video production game and this thing is the balls.
How do the goats like it?
 

DesertMedic66

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I bought a Mavic Mini drone and it’s about the coolest thing ever.

I’m stepping up my video production game and this thing is the balls.
Just make sure you get your FAA part 107 license since you will be making money off of it. There has been a decent amount of people of YouTube getting heavy fines for not having it.
 

Fezman92

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So yesterday I had an interesting transport. 12 year old female. Had a spider bite, gets a rash. Was given medication for it (forget the name). Out of nowhere her platelet count drops to 5. Apart from the platelet count, everything else was fine. Hardest part of the entire thing was finding the correct entrance at the DuPont (hospital we took her to).
 
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Fezman92

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Other than that, Mrs. Lincoln, how did you like the play?
Oh it was great. By the way I remembered the meds, she was given dexamethasone. Wish I could find out what caused the platelet problem. Quite fascinating. Also wondering why DuPont had armed security.
 

E tank

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Oh it was great. By the way I remembered the meds, she was given dexamethasone. Wish I could find out what caused the platelet problem. Quite fascinating. Also wondering why DuPont had armed security.
You say (in another thread) that you're from PA...some spider bites, ie, Brown Recluse, are uncommon there but are known to cause immune mediated coagulopathy. Similar issues with gawd-awful rattle snake (and I'd assume other nasty venomous snake bites).

I realize this is out of your scope but I doubt that the only blood clotting problem in your patient was the platelet count. A whack of steroid like Decadron would make sense in that setting.

Your stated region of operation doesn't make sense tho....do you know what kind of spider it was? Or if it was even a spider? More to the story?
 

Fezman92

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You say (in another thread) that you're from PA...some spider bites, ie, Brown Recluse, are uncommon there but are known to cause immune mediated coagulopathy. Similar issues with gawd-awful rattle snake (and I'd assume other nasty venomous snake bites).

I realize this is out of your scope but I doubt that the only blood clotting problem in your patient was the platelet count. A whack of steroid like Decadron would make sense in that setting.

Your stated region of operation doesn't make sense tho....do you know what kind of spider it was? Or if it was even a spider? More to the story?
No idea what kind of spider. Nurse said spider bite was the start of it all. Also none of the other hospitals I’ve been to have had armed guards.
 

NomadicMedic

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No idea what kind of spider. Nurse said spider bite was the start of it all. Also none of the other hospitals I’ve been to have had armed guards.
Black Widow spiders are native to PA and envenomation of a kid or immune compromised person are known to cause thrombocytopenia, along with lots of other badness. We also have brown recluse spiders here, but not very common.

And I don’t remember AI having armed guards, but lots of hospitals have armed security.
 

NomadicMedic

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Are spiders armed in PA? They have legs here...

the OP was asking about the hospital having armed security. I replied that I didn’t recall seeing armed security at AI DuPont children’s hospital. (The hospital is frequently referred to as AI)

although, I have seen some big assed Wolf spiders and I wouldn’t be surprised if they were armed.
 

Carlos Danger

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the OP was asking about the hospital having armed security. I replied that I didn’t recall seeing armed security at AI DuPont children’s hospital. (The hospital is frequently referred to as AI)

although, I have seen some big assed Wolf spiders and I wouldn’t be surprised if they were armed.
We have huge nasty looking wolf spiders in my part of NC. My house is surrounded by woods on three sides and it isn't uncommon to see them on my patio or porch or driveway or garage floor. They aren't harmful to people and have never given us problems, so aside from spraying outside the house for bugs a couple times a year, I usually just let them be when I see them.

We also have the occasional copperhead in the yard and I'm less tolerant of those.
 

Seirende

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My roommate has two betta fish in vases, such are like a fifth or less of the proper size. Well my SIL used to keep bettas and she sent over five gallon tanks that she says are the the right size for one betta each and a handful of supplies as well. I'm excited to finally get these fish a proper living environment.
 

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