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ERDoc

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  1. ERDoc added a post in a topic Can it be done?   

    There is no reason it can't be done.  If you can get a good seal supine, you can get a good seal sitting upright.  I've done it a few times.
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  3. ERDoc added a post in a topic Can it be done?   


    I wrote my reply to this thread when I was still a second year resident and under 30 years old.
     
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  4. ERDoc added an answer to a question USA resuscitation protocole   

    I can pretty much do it whenever I want, but I don't have to follow any protocols.
    Maybe @EMT City Administrator can make a sticky in one of the forums where everyone can post a link to their protocols?
    Here is a link to the current protocols from where I started.  They are much different than they were in my days.
    http://www.suffolkremsco.com/main/protocols/
     
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  5. ERDoc added a post in a topic For those who advocate Community EMS   

    Hey MedComRadio.  Which part of NY are you from?
     
    As for the topic of community medicine, it all is going to depend on the system where you are.  Volley systems are not set up to properly handle something like that given the education requirements.
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  6. ERDoc added an answer to a question USA resuscitation protocole   

    EMS in America is a fractured hell hole, to put it nicely.  Even in the same state, there are different protocols.  I think there is a place on this website where people can provide links to their protocols.  Try checking there to see the differences.  When you say 'resuscitation' if you are strictly referring to running a cardiac arrest, most places have pretty similar protocols that follow ACLS algorithms.  CPR in a moving vehicle is generally frowned upon but there are some places where all cardiac arrests must be transported to the hospital, so it happens.
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  7. ERDoc added an answer to a question Why do we transport dead people?   

    Sorry I haven't responded sooner, Ruff.  I would be more than happy to add some advice to your writing efforts.
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  8. ERDoc added an answer to a question Why do we transport dead people?   

    No, because if we did that we would be working/transporting all arrests.  Every so often we hear a story on the news where someone was down for some unreasonable amount of time but gets resuscitated and makes a full recovery.  It makes the news because it is so rare.  I think the biggest reason that codes make it to the ER that shouldn't have is because providers don't feel comfortable having the talk.  I doubt there are many classes that teach this, especially at the EMT level.
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  9. ERDoc added a post in a topic NS - going the way of MAST pants?   

    Our trauma service likes trauma pts to receive normasol or LR.  Even in our sepsis guidelines, the max NS is 2L, after that we switch to LR or start pressors.
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  10. ERDoc added a post in a topic Intro   

    Welcome!
     
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  11. ERDoc added a post in a topic Lock the ambulance doors.   

    On a positive note, the crew was referred to as EMTs and not ambulance drivers.
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  12. ERDoc added a post in a topic Split Patient Care Forum?   

    For me, it doesn't really make a difference.  When I come on, I click on the new content button and go through it.  If it makes it easier for people to find what they are looking for, then go for it, but don't get rid of the new content button.
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  13. ERDoc added a post in a topic Critical Care Paramedic yes or no?   

    Even if it does nothing for your career, but it is something you want to do just because you can, go for it.  I would love to have enough free time to take some college courses that I avoided back in the day.
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  14. ERDoc added a post in a topic Branching out   

    Welcome!
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  15. ERDoc added a post in a topic EMT Student Projects   

    I vote for skipping the project and let them study.
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