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StCEMT

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And as long as they keep getting appreciated and recognized for their hard work, they’ll keep doing it. That’s the key to leadership driving engagement.
Misses my #1 requirement to work that hard. Feed and water me. That's a fight I've picked many times before and don't back down from. As long as I don't get any push back for taking a few minutes to take care of basic needs when needed, I'll keep moving on along.
 

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Misses my #1 requirement to work that hard. Feed and water me. That's a fight I've picked many times before and don't back down from. As long as I don't get any push back for taking a few minutes to take care of basic needs when needed, I'll keep moving on along.
Always killed me when I made fast turns three times in a row for calls holding and then when I finally need the bathroom and a bottle of water the supe is immediately on my phone. If someone is habitually slow, pay attention and address it.

Don’t miss that.
 

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StCEMT

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Always killed me when I made fast turns three times in a row for calls holding and then when I finally need the bathroom and a bottle of water the supe is immediately on my phone. If someone is habitually slow, pay attention and address it.

Don’t miss that.
Yea that was my problem with it. I was consistently right around an hour per call, sometimes less.
 

Jim37F

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Ooof, 6-8 (out of 21) of our EMS units were shut down over the past weekend due to staffing shortages...

 

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Ooof, 6-8 (out of 21) of our EMS units were shut down over the past weekend due to staffing shortages...

Maybe if HI didn’t have such a messed up EMT certification process, they just might have some extra help available.
 

Jim37F

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Interesting. Was at the Dodgers game (4-0 over the Padres! Wooton! RIP Vin 💙)

AMR providing EMS standby, they had at least two ambulances at the stadium (walked right by them on the way in/out from the parking lot) and saw them going back and forth a couple times with their stretcher and jump bags responding to calls in the crowd.

As we were leaving after the game ended, they had a patient on a gurney just outside the gates, not too far from their ambulances, but were waiting, and as we were in the pickup leaving saw LAFD roll up with their Rescue Ambulance and Engine Company, presumably to take over patient care/transport.

I know it's LA, and LAFD runs the show (and LA Co even more so) but it still seems just a bit odd to see a sick-ish patient on a gurney, cared for by EMS, with ambulances aright there.... and they're waiting for Fire....
 

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Fentanyl hysteria is hitting here like I have not seen before. Many patients decline it for pain (and ketamine because of our local issues here). Also just transported an officer who sat in the same the cruiser of another officer who was transported for a possible exposure. The first officer never returned to his patrol car after the exposure and our officer was called to drive that car back to the office, never had any contact with the suspect vehicle.

I take any complaint of near syncope seriously and this officer received a thorough work up and was transported at his request. But I don’t know if we should continuing in this path.
 

Jim37F

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Well that was a good little trip back to CA. Saw the family, went to Disney with them, again with an old friend (too bad she has a bf... lol!) Saw the Dodgers win a ballgame, pet the cats....

And now at the airport headed back to that dreary land of Hawaii.... 🤣😜😎
 

StCEMT

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Those of you who enjoy being extra nerdy on EKG's, any ways of differentiating TCA OD vs regular ol VTach y'all use?
 

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Fentanyl hysteria is hitting here like I have not seen before. Many patients decline it for pain (and ketamine because of our local issues here). Also just transported an officer who sat in the same the cruiser of another officer who was transported for a possible exposure. The first officer never returned to his patrol car after the exposure and our officer was called to drive that car back to the office, never had any contact with the suspect vehicle.

I take any complaint of near syncope seriously and this officer received a thorough work up and was transported at his request. But I don’t know if we should continuing in this path.
Pretty much draw up fentanyl all the time while not wearing gloves without a worry in the world.
 

StCEMT

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Fentanyl hysteria is hitting here like I have not seen before. Many patients decline it for pain (and ketamine because of our local issues here). Also just transported an officer who sat in the same the cruiser of another officer who was transported for a possible exposure. The first officer never returned to his patrol car after the exposure and our officer was called to drive that car back to the office, never had any contact with the suspect vehicle.

I take any complaint of near syncope seriously and this officer received a thorough work up and was transported at his request. But I don’t know if we should continuing in this path.
I've yet to see a local officer complain of this. Not that it hasn't or won't. But at most the occasional person gets worried at the word fentanyl and then chills when I tell them it's a lot less than what will hurt or kill them and they'll absolutely want this little smidge of pain relief.
 
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