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About RuralKSEMS

  • Birthday 12/15/1980

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  • Occupation AEMT, CMA

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  • Gender Female
  • Location Kansas
  • Interests My kids, new EMS technology, reading, sewing

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  1. RuralKSEMS added a post in a topic Family Ride alongs?   

    We can make our own decision as to letting a family member ride with a pt. They ride only in the front unless its a minor then I will let a parent ride with the child. I will not let non-family members ride in the rig with a pt. Our only policy states that it is allowed ONLY if the crew agrees and that it will not cause an unsafe situation.
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  2. RuralKSEMS added a post in a topic Pediatric respiratory care   

    Each child is different so I would do what works best for the situation and the pt's needs. My 11 year old daughter is asthmatic, she does okay with somethings on her face and not with others. When she had nasal surgery 2 years ago, she freaked out so bad with the NRB, that they had to take me back to recovery to calm her down. I think we all need to be adaptable to the situation and do what is right at the time of treatment. If a four year old can tolerate a NRB, then use one
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  3. RuralKSEMS added a post in a topic Hello from Kansas   

    Welcome to you from another KS AEMT!
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  4. RuralKSEMS added a post in a topic So... Whats your hobby?   

    I sew. Both quilts and clothes for my daughter. Do you know how hard it is to find cute clothes for a little girl that don't show everything? And I read. Lots.
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  5. RuralKSEMS added a post in a topic Midwest blizzard/winter storm   

    I live in northern Kansas and we got around 6 inches. They closed all sorts of stuff ahead of the storm. We were expected to get 8-15 inches. Now it's supposed to snow again Sunday into Monday and they're forcasting the same.
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  6. RuralKSEMS added a comment New Website Design and Features   

    It looks really good!
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  7. RuralKSEMS added a post in a topic chest pain bad, nitrates good   

    In our service, we are not allowed to give nitro unless we have obtained a 15 lead per medical direction. According to our AEMT instructor (service director as well); there are studies that have proven that one instance of hypotensive blood pressure greatly increases the risk of mortality in an MI.
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  8. RuralKSEMS added a post in a topic What do you do with psych patients?   

    We are a rural service also. We, however, are lucky that our director and medical director both allow us to travel to the nearest appropriate facility for the pt. If it's the hospital 10 minutes away or 2 hours away. If the pt is unstable, then it's nearest facility and we transfer from there in the appropriate manner (helicopter called in or one of our 3 ambulances in our service). We do have two part time paramedics that can sedate as needed but they can also be treated in the local hospital before transport. We are also allowed to restrain for our protection or that of others if we have the okay by online medical protocol or we can have a police officer ride with us.
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  9. RuralKSEMS added a post in a topic ADVANCED EMT National Registry   

    We transitioned here in Kansas (I think it was 128 hours, plus 30 hours in the field under a paramedic). I'm not sure what the National registry requirments are as we didn't have to do any testing. All of our testing was done in the transition class. Just study. Be confident in yourself and ask questions if you to.
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  10. RuralKSEMS added a post in a topic You might be in EMS if..   

    If you wash your hands before going to the bathroom

    “Quiet” is worse than any 4-letter word

    These, big time. Seeing as how I work in healthcare (besides the ambulance, I work at an assisted living facility) the "Q" word is hated in both areas and I always wash my hands before I use the bathroom at work and while I'm doing anything on the ambulance. In fact, I've been the relative shit attractor here lately.
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  11. RuralKSEMS added a post in a topic Lets get this party started! Post something here so we know you're alive!   

    OMG I about died laughing and my husband remembers seeing this on "In Living Color"
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  12. RuralKSEMS added a post in a topic Troubling Call, need to vent   

    We're mandatory reporters of abuse or SUSPECTED abuse in minors and elders.
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  13. RuralKSEMS added a post in a topic Back in the day...   

    Loved both of those shows! Was sad to see them go!
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  14. RuralKSEMS added a post in a topic Lets get this party started! Post something here so we know you're alive!   

    Car repairs and the money they cost suck. So does you 9 year old son having migraines that last a day even with the tylenol 3.
    On the other hand, in a few days, I will have a safer van in which to drive my children.
    And I always try to remember things can get worse. I have it relatively easy.
    Sorry to be a Debbie Downer, just one of those craptastic days!
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  15. RuralKSEMS added a post in a topic Glucose, What's your highest?   

    Transported one the other day that was 650 syrum levels, 7.1 pH, 6.5 potassium levels. Needless to say, he went from a rural hospital to a CCU in the larger city.
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