Managed to make it through my shift yesterday. Pretty convinced I cracked a rib or two, local ED's are currently running at a 7 hour wait and as far as I know there is nothing they can do for me, so I guess I'll never know for sure.
Tylenol seems to keep me comfortable till I cough or sneeze.
Pretty sure he was talking about himself being the patient.I can't imagine a 7 hour wait. Do you have to baby sit the Pt., or do you go back in service? But, we only run 3 ambulances. It can get suckee if one of them is out on a transfer. Transfers are 4 hours, at least, round trip.
Yes this.Pretty sure he was talking about himself being the patient.
We're watching TS Linda, which is making a beeline for us. A week ago it peaked as a Cat 4 Hurricane but has since lost a ton of strength and is now "post-Tropical Storm", may even be a TD by the time it reaches us, unless it suddenly gains energy again, though that's the unlikely bit.Anyone else watching Tropical Storm Henri?
I can't imagine a 7 hour wait. Do you have to baby sit the Pt., or do you go back in service? But, we only run 3 ambulances. It can get suckee if one of them is out on a transfer. Transfers are 4 hours, at least, round trip.
Dang, in my LA days, it was far more common for the hospitals to have the ambulance crews wait with the patients, even if it is a 7 hr wait (I once held the wall for 8 hours, and that wasn't even a record with the guys I knew...). Sending someone to the waiting room from the gurney wasn't unheard of, but was more a uncommon treat that you could not expect, no matter how basic of a BLS care patient they were...Yes this.
I fly but even at the level 1's around us, ambulance crews don't hold a wall for more than a few minutes, with the exception of one hospital that might take 50 minutes for registration (if we don't have a critical patient we hold up a wall too). Even with the long lobby waits locally, they hold beds open for EMS.
Doing our Med Refresher training today. So turns our we may be getting Lucas on all Fire companies as well.
But there's something going on with the State in terms of how the legislation deals with reciprocity. Apparently it's going to be easier? Where since we pretty much all already have NREMT we might be able to transfer that to a State EMT? (Right now there's like a 2 week required transition course so we'll see how all that plays out).
Whats interesting is in relation to the rumors about how Fire may take over EMS in the not to distant future (there's already some talk of bringing in FFs to supplement staffing there) so this is potentially a step in that direction....
Bit at the same time as a Department we're still operating as First Respnder level with only Oxygen available as a drug we carry so who knows