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About Arctickat

  • Birthday 07/09/1967

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  • Occupation Paramedork

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  • Website URL http://www.kelvingtonmhs.ca
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  • Gender Male
  • Location Kelvington, Sask
  • Interests SCUBA, Flying

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  1. Arctickat added a post in a topic Firewall Errors   

    Nothing here
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  2. Arctickat added a post in a topic For those who advocate Community EMS   

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  3. Arctickat added a post in a topic For those who advocate Community EMS   

     What kinda bus do you drive? I used to be a bus driver, but now I'm an ambulance driver. My friend drives a city transit bus. He hates it when he gets delayed. He supposed to stay on a strict schedule.
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  4. Arctickat added a post in a topic Intro   

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  5. Arctickat added a post in a topic Skylife Helicopter   

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  6. Arctickat added a post in a topic Essay for getting into Paramedic course   

    Hot button topic that you might be acutely familiar with already. Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and Cumulative Stress Injury. Do a comparative analysis as well as statistics (that you can find)
    Or, how about Doctor Assisted euthanasia?
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  7. Arctickat added a post in a topic Lock the ambulance doors.   

    I have said this before and I will say it again. When we do good things, we're ambulance drivers. When we screw up we're EMT/Paramedics.
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  8. Arctickat added an answer to a question IV solution warming temperatures   

    This reminds me, I should go make sure my thermal angels are all charged up.
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  9. Arctickat added a post in a topic Syrian Refugees   

    My take is rather simplistic.
    If you do not take refugees for fear of terrorists hidden in their midst, then you become a target for terrorists because of your closed borders.
    If you take refugees, then you may have allowed a few terrorists in that may take advantage of the new freedom and you're a target because you're taking people away from their homelands.
    Regardless, we're targets for terrorists and they're going to get here one way or another. If there is a terrorist that does not want to go through screening checks, he'll still find a way into the country.
    I think that is a pointless debate.
    What I find having greater merit for debate is that the population is up in arms because the federal government is going to spend $25,000,000.00 to bring in 25,000 refugees rather than invest that money on social programs that would benefit those who are current residents. Thing is, that's only $1,000 per refugee. Not a lot of money when put into context.
    I think the most profound argument I have heard yet is that the people who emigrate from the poorer countries of the world are those who are actually the most capable of creating change and improving their impoverished nations. As an example, Why is it that doctors from impoverished third world countries are practicing medicine in Canada and the United States whilst doctors from here end up volunteering to go to these third world countries to donate their time. What we are doing is stripping these countries of their best and brightest and preventing them from becoming developed nations.
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  10. Arctickat added a post in a topic Split Patient Care Forum?   

    Throw in the fact that in one jurisdiction a skill may be BLS but in another it is considered an ALS scope.
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  11. Arctickat added a post in a topic Critical Care Paramedic yes or no?   

    It is a tough call. On one hand you have the added education and understanding that will allow you to enhance patient care, even at your current scope. However, you also leave yourself at risk for PTSD because you will inevitably encounter that patient you could have saved because you knew how to save them. Afterall, you will be trained, but you will either lack the equipment or worse, the conviction to exceed your scope to save a life. I say worse because you cannot win, either you risk an end to your career and deprive any future patient of your expertise; or you live with the guilt of knowing what you could have done, but didn't.
    It's your heart. We can't tell you how to follow it.
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  12. Arctickat added a post in a topic Branching out   

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  13. Arctickat added a post in a topic Split Patient Care Forum?   

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  14. Arctickat added a post in a topic TWIAGE - new app coming   

    How many medics are going to want to use their personal phones to conduct business for their boss? What if their phones aren't APP capable? Are EMS services going to have to go out and buy a phone to be able to run the APP?
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  15. Arctickat added a post in a topic EMT suspended for helping choking 7yr old girl   

    Granted, I don't see much point in him transporting with the responding 911 crew. Maybe they needed extra hands and such, or the medic asked him to, but once he could transfer care to the other service, I would have returned to complete my assigned duties.
    I've done the same too Ruff, if I ever see someone in distress while I have a patient in my ambulance, regardless of the severity, I'll stop to check on them. My patient's condition though will dictate if I stay on scene until other help arrives, leave them until help arrives, or transport them with us until help arrives.
    Judgement call, as you say.
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