Top Five mistakes made by rookie EMTs

DrParasite

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MedicGray

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I disagree with the first 3 very much so. As a rookie EMT and veteran you should do 1-3 on a regular basis. I can't stand it when I see people taking their sweet time to get to calls. Yes 90% of calls are not urgent but on those 10% that are you need to get there. I used to work in a system where the fire dept was chomping at the bit to take over ems and their number one reason? Response times.
 

JPINFV

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Something something, first responder version of The Onion, something something else.
 

exodus

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satire ;)
 

Ewok Jerky

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Who wrote that, a cop?

On a more serious note, don't forget to unhook the nasal canula from from wall when dragging the pt out the back. Wait, is that just rookies?
 

TransportJockey

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Who wrote that, a cop?

On a more serious note, don't forget to unhook the nasal canula from from wall when dragging the pt out the back. Wait, is that just rookies?
Nope I did that last week lol
 

OnceAnEMT

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Nope I did that last week lol

Yeah, I do that at least once a week when transferring beds. Or they remind me first. That's usually just as embarrassing.

Not a very good list. What's wrong with extensive detail in a legal document? I had a co-worker scold me once at an IFT company for "saying too much" in my run report, where I indicated a patient was able to sit in a wheel chair briefly before being transferred to our stretcher. Whatever. And rig checks? Speeding through a rig check could cost you and your company licenses.

Rookie mistakes would be forgetting a jump bag, leaving O2 hooked up to the truck/wall, providing an odd number for a blood pressure (131/80!), and seeing a sick patient without asking a travel history. Oh wait.
 

DesertMedic66

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Yeah, I do that at least once a week when transferring beds. Or they remind me first. That's usually just as embarrassing.

Not a very good list. What's wrong with extensive detail in a legal document? I had a co-worker scold me once at an IFT company for "saying too much" in my run report, where I indicated a patient was able to sit in a wheel chair briefly before being transferred to our stretcher. Whatever. And rig checks? Speeding through a rig check could cost you and your company licenses.

Rookie mistakes would be forgetting a jump bag, leaving O2 hooked up to the truck/wall, providing an odd number for a blood pressure (131/80!), and seeing a sick patient without asking a travel history. Oh wait.
The list isn't supposed to be good. CallTheCops is a satire website based on EMS/Fire/LEO. It's like the site The Onion.
 

avdrummerboy

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String them up by the nostrils, sure why not!! A weekly occurrence at least from at least one rig in the company lol
 

ViolynEMT

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Noted. And easy enough to fix/avoid. I will also make sure to detach all hose-like things before moving a pt once I actually get out there. lol
 

LightItUp98

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I've been running calls on a company for a bit over 4 years now, and I have got to say this article is interesting. I still help with rig check, and when I do I don't count every single little thing, but I do look to see that everything on our requirement sheet is on that rig in large quantities. I also am guilty of getting a bit unsettled when the driver takes sweet time to get to a call, even for something non-emergent. This is especially considering that our farthest point in town from our station is about 10 minutes away by regular car, 8 if a calmer person is driving, and about 5-6 if I'm driving ;).
 
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