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Medicman14

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About Medicman14

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  • Occupation Paramedic

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  1. Medicman14 added a post in a topic EMS vehicles   

    Great topic I always enjoy seeing what's on the other side of the fence, or ocean, whichever the case may be... Here is a recent remount, we moved from Ford 450 Super duty type 1 to Check 4500 type 3s - a marvelous change. We doubled fuel economy and got rid of those blasted air-ride systems. We also dropped our maintenance budget and out of service times dramatically. And finally, my ride (2011 Chevy 2500HD 4x4): Please, everyone, keep posting your pictures! Thanks, MMan Sent from my thing...
    Just to note, we are in North Florida. The coastal County just south of Tallahassee Sent from my thing...
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  2. Medicman14 added a post in a topic Lets get this party started! Post something here so we know you're alive!   

    I don't recall if I've already posted; however, just in case I will 'err on the side of cau... No, let's go with participation! Sent from my thing...
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  3. Medicman14 added a post in a topic Whats in your KIT?   

    After my 10th year in ems (I'm currently on #24) I dropped down to an ambu bag and a pair of gloves. Otherwise the ems unit can carry it... I don't mean this to be an offensive point, you will see in time what is important for you to carry off-duty. Sent from my thing...
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  4. Medicman14 added a post in a topic Usernames   

    Triage-alert Sent from my thing...
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  5. Medicman14 added a post in a topic Good ways to kill patients   

    "NEVER give someone on chronic opiates 2mg of IV narcan, NEVER." GREAT ADVICE! In my 24 years as a Paramedic, I've made a few mistakes ... This is one of the errors that I share most frequently with my new medics in training. I once ran a Pt with cancer, he was on a boat load of opiates, for obvious reasons. We were called to a Pt not breathing, and as a brand new medic I was there to save the day - uh, I mean Pt. The Pt actually was breathing, just not very often. So I loaded up my 2mg of narcan and pushed away. Not only did he start breathing at a normal rate, but I listened to him scream for the entire 40 minute transport. A terrible mistake that I've never repeated, and pray nobody else has to endure (Pt nor medic). Great thread, for everyone to learn from... Sent from my thing...
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  6. Medicman14 added a post in a topic You might be in EMS if..   


    That's funny, my friends and even the cashiers at the convenience store near our station know not to utter the "Q" word around me...

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  7. Medicman14 added a post in a topic Woman Throws Knife at Paramedic   


    Just the sheeple, I mean cooperative, trusting, and now disarmed ones...
    I'm sorry, did I say that out loud?

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  8. Medicman14 added a post in a topic Unconscious patient   

    Sounds like you've handled it perfectly... Great work.
    I'm sure she is better because of your help.
    Sincerely,


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  9. Medicman14 added a post in a topic A question for Paramedics with kids-   


    Sounds like you did great Arctickat, especially in passing on the EMS tradition - or more accurately developing an ems tradition.

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  10. Medicman14 added a post in a topic Top Ten Lies Told By Paramedics   


    Yep, to the power of 10...
    Nicely done.

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  11. Medicman14 added a post in a topic An EMT Halloween   


    Yep, this has been my line as well... Its a good one.


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  12. Medicman14 added a post in a topic Detroit Paramedic Won't be Suspended in 'Blanket Scandal'   

    It means giving away property.
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  13. Medicman14 added a post in a topic NIBP   


    Interesting, we have LP15s as well and also have challenges with the coiled nibp hose.

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  14. Medicman14 added a post in a topic Degree suggestions?   


    I first got my associates of science in EMS, this helped with promotions over the years.
    As a departure, I finished a bachelor's in business. My logic was that if ems ever left my system, I could always manage a McDonald's for about the same wage.
    After 22 years, I'm still not managing a McDonald's...

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  15. Medicman14 added a post in a topic Leaving equipment at the hospital?   

    It's the 648.2(a) "... If possible" that is the sticker.
    When it goes bad, then it obviously wasn't possible...
    Be careful with this one.
    Just my $. 02


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