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The man by the pool

Discussion in 'Scenarios' started by DesertMedic66, Jul 13, 2018.

  1. StCEMT

    StCEMT Forum Deputy Chief

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    If memory serves me right, asphalt/concrete can hit 130+ with days this hot. Between 112 air temp and what I imagine is a significantly higher ground temp, 108 doesn't surprise me at all with an unknown down time.
     
  2. VFlutter

    VFlutter Flight Nurse

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    Serotonin Syndrome, because why not.
     
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  3. StCEMT

    StCEMT Forum Deputy Chief

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    You always come in with the zebras lol
     
  4. PotatoMedic

    PotatoMedic Has no idea what I'm doing.

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    Lupus... As Dr. House would say.
     
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  5. Summit

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    nuts to the desert!
    I'll stick to complaining about it being above 80F more than 5 days in one summer as an unbearable heat wave
     
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  6. VentMonkey

    VentMonkey calpuleque Premium Member

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    Have fun freezing your nether regions off the other 10 months of the year:).
     
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  7. Summit

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    See... that's the thing... I can always put more clothes on... but I can only take so many clothes off before security is summoned! (And it can still be too hot)
     
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  8. PotatoMedic

    PotatoMedic Has no idea what I'm doing.

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    You could start NUTS EMS. Naked Urgent Transport Services.
     
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  9. Jim37F

    Jim37F Forum Deputy Chief

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    Or just move to where it's 80 year round :cool:

    But yeah, makes sense otherwise for the burns. Guess that would be a sufficient thermal source at those temps...didn't think of that because even when I was in LA that wasn't an issue I had run across before. Note to self, don't pass out on the concrete in the Inland Empire in summertime....
     
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  10. DesertMedic66

    DesertMedic66 Forum Troll

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    It’s something that we have to adjust to our in this area. For patients who are on the ground we will usually assess c-spine and then move directly to the gurney for all treatments. If we have lay on the ground to secure the airways there is a strong possibility that we will get burned ourselves.
     
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  11. Summit

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    Its a good reminder for me to think outside my box. The idea of being severely burned from the ground didn't immediately crossed my mind. I just jumped to "what can burn you without chemicals, fire, or radiation? Electricity!
     
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  12. PotatoMedic

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    Dragons...
     
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  13. Jim37F

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    Which can be prevented if you would just bend the knee...
     
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  14. NomadicMedic

    NomadicMedic EMS Edumacator

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    I came into this late, but burns from the hot ground were right at the top of my list when I first read this. It wasn’t exactly “common” in Georgia, but I saw it following an unresponsive call in a hot parking lot.
     

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