I've been mystified as to why it's been so incredibly difficult to access for so long. Both chronic pain and depression patients report significant relief with ketamine treatment... if you can afford it and find a clinic near you. I mean, I know why it's not seen movement by the pharmaceutical companies... why produce an old medication and sell it for cheap, when you can alter the molecule slightly and have a shiny "new" medicine that you can sell for large sums? (esketamine, for those not following).As late as the 1990's that stuff wasn't even locked up. Just sat out on shelves and carts with the versed.
One of those humorous style "How to use an AED" YouTube videos... but I lol'd at this comment:
"As a carpenter, I just had my first aid class. My teacher said it was either a plumbing problem (no shocked advised) or an electrical problem (shock advised). I will definitely show this video to him so he can use it in his first aid classes."
The M's being knocked out of the post season feels like the Improbability Drive from the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy has restored normality.Never actually thought I'd see this day, but the Mariners have made the post-season!!! Since I'm pretty sure this is one of the signs of the apocalypse, might as well go all in and see the M's beat the Dodgers in the World Series.
There’s ALWAYS next year. Kind of rooting for the Pads to at least make it to the WS. And by no means am I a Machado fan.The M's being knocked out of the post season feels like the Improbability Drive from the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy has restored normality.
Oh well, there's always next year for the M's to beat the Dodgers in the World Series.
1st patient today, couldn't get a BP 2 tries, went for the palpation, and the pulse disappeared above 60mmHg, like "Ah, that's why"
Next patient had 220/90...
Like just need the two to get together and average their pressures and they'd prob be fine lol
OK if you did...that's what that bungee thingee is for that they come with......One of the more interesting bits of life is that I kind of didn't remember just how slippery neonates are...
Had a surprise delivery this morning while I was doing triage.
And no, I didn't drop the baby.
At some point it’s always time to leave the field. If you have the ability and seen such an improvement, maybe now is the time for you. Good luck either way.I’ve been on leave from the field, and my mental/physical health has drastically improved. It took me about two weeks to start to decompress, and now I’m in one of the best places mentally I’ve been in a long time.
I enjoy being a paramedic - it’s never been what defined me - but I think this might be the nail in the coffin I’ve given enough to EMS.