P_Instructor

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About P_Instructor

  • Birthday 05/02/1960

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    Paramedic Instructor/Provider

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  1. Smartest thing youve ever seen a patient/family member do

    Called for elderly female with chest discomfort. Patient was non english speaking grandmother where 8 year old grandson on scene and initiated 911. This little fellow was the best interpreter I have ever had, even against the paid individuals utilized at the hospitals we serve. I had the little guy ride along and he immediately and understandably interpreted and relayed every piece of vital information need to assist his grandmother.....and I am talking medical related terminology. When arrived at cardiac center, the staff was wondering where my interpreter was. I just pointed at the little guy and said 'use him'. They were not impressed and started to go into panic mode to call someone to interpret. I immediately confronted them and stated that this little fellow was the best interpreter I have ever encountered and probably would be the best they would ever encounter. Skepticism was rampant, but after I coaxed further information and questioning where his abilities were shown, the staff shut there traps and were in awe. I lost track of what happened, but I am sure that he is providing real good care to someone now......
  2. Large class this year....all excited which is great.  Let's see if we can get through Pathophysiology and Pharmacology....

  3. My paramedic class seems to be in a Mobitz II block...................<_<

  4. Old folks Still here?

    My bones are creaking......must be I am old.....still on occasionally.
  5. Hello from an old disgruntled Paramedic :)

    From another old fart that started back in '77, welcome.
  6. Winter water rescue

    Emergency Crews Attempt To Rescue Olympic Figure Skater Who Fell Through Ice Sports News in Brief Sports olympics ISSUE 5007 Feb 19, 2014 0 0 0 SOCHI, RUSSIAIn a race against time, local emergency crews reportedly rushed to rescue Italian figure skater Carolina Kostner Tuesday after the Olympian plunged through a hazardous thin patch of ice during her short program at the Iceberg Skating Palace. Unfortunately she skated way out into the middle of the rink where the ice was weak and it collapsed instantly when she landed her triple axel, said rescue worker Ignativ Barkov, adding that Kostner ignored the sounds of cracking ice while performing an otherwise flawless step sequence and combination spin. We have to act fast or shell succumb to hypothermia. Granted, a world-class athlete like Kostner can withstand the initial shock for a few minutes, but her thin, sparkly leotard will do little to protect her from the deep and frigid water below the ice. At press time, crews were attempting another dive after initial efforts had only managed to recover a sequined headband and several loose rhinestones
  7. Good ways to kill patients

    Watching a new medic worry more about the stupidvisor calling them on their cell phone when he knows the crew is on a stemi call, and not paying attention to the patient.
  8. Intraosseous

    IV's rule the roost here.
  9. Intraosseous

    I look at it as the prep time for IV versus IO is about the same. Looking at the initiation of the puncture, IO faster. Secondary fluid or med administration seems better with the successful IV. IO's have the need for pressure infusors that take a little time, etc. My feeling is alternative fad that is useful in particular patient populations where IV access may be delayed or impossible. If so, go IO. Routine IO because someone is lazy and hazy to gain access via IV should be looked at closely. Everyone has valid responses, etc., but being opinionated, you should be able to get the IV. If not, the skills seem to be lacking. Overall, my first impression is that the 75% is greatly inflated, however, one must look at the evidence closely, The question is as addressed, why all of a sudden the great influx of IO's? Around here, rare IO's unless no IV can be started. EJ's usually prior to IO. Waiting for the true numbers. Great question/post!!
  10. Sorry all, been out of the loop for quite a while. Will try to get back into the swing of things real soon.

  11. Round 2 of the P class coming up....are they going to answer the bell or throw in the towel?

  12. Head cold....

    1. Hi-me

      Hi-me

      Sucks doesnt it when your sick, eh?

  13. What happens with a 1-1/2" water line for the sprinkler system bursts.....an EMS lab filled with lots of water and happy students thinking they have no class. Ha! Welcome to practicing in water like out on the streets with the bugs crawling on your back!

  14. Respirations

    Thank you!!!
  15. Nothing to report.....class going well.