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Curiosity

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About Curiosity

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  1. Curiosity added a post in a topic Piping In or Checking Out; The Delicate Balance   

    Thanks for the reply Mike. Didn't have to be so mean. Yes, seriously, I've seen my friends walk out of meetings in tears, I know I wouldn't want to be in their position therefor you can guarantee, if I eff something up, I will not be admitting to it to any of my superiors...

    They are private meetings...exactly why people speculate about what happened...because we don't know what happened...who the hell are you to say I'm involved in gossiping. I am entitled to my own thoughts about what happened...I never said I talk to others about them...quite the opposit, I despise gossip.

    I have my opinions and experiences, and your making fun of them, I though you were better than that. You can guarantee this is my last post about these subject matters.
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  2. Curiosity added a post in a topic Piping In or Checking Out; The Delicate Balance   

    The problem with the system is you will rarely hear of anyone else making the same mistake. Instead of admiting they did the same thing, people learn how to cheat the system and simply not to get caught. Because these meetings are held in private, you're left to speculate about what took place in there. That leads people less inclined to admit they made a mistake and makes them better at covering things up and avoid these private meetings.

    You see a co worker walk out of the office crying because he/she documented an error and got spoken to. What insentive do you have to do the right thing next time you mess up? None, because you're scared of the reprimand that's coming. Ive always believed in learning from mistakes. I've said it many times on this forum, we're human, we mess up sometimes, we, induvidually may learn from these mistakes, but again, we're human, we learned not to bring them up for fear of the reprimand. We benefit, but no one else will, and the mistake will keep happening.

    If we got over the stigma of mistakes being an embarrassment and instead realize that it's part of the learning process, then we would be more open to publicly discussing them. I have no issues discussing my thought process and how I got to a final decision and have someone correct me and others see where and why I was wrong. I'm not embarrassed about it, I'm glad to have the input of others.
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  3. Curiosity added a post in a topic The blue things...? What the hell is the name?   

    Here's a blue transfer roller board

    http://www.hill-rom.com/usa/Products/Category/Patient-Handling/Manual-Transfer-Aids/Patient-Transfer-Board/
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  4. Curiosity added a post in a topic Best EMS Stories   

    My call came in as a seizure. 80yo man with a hx of epilepsy. His wife said he kept having these unusual seizures. His eyes would roll back and his arms would shake. We got to witness one of these "seizures", his wife pointed to him and said "there, hes doing it again!" He wasn't seizing, he was going into asystole, after a few compressions, he'd return to a rate of 30 and a bp of 120/80. It was one of the most insane things I've ever seen.
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  5. Curiosity added a post in a topic Hello everyone!   

    No,no...I made them read the first story from my iPad. They wanted more so I told them to go buy it
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  6. Curiosity added a post in a topic Best EMS Stories   

    I've had the same thing happen. Brady, then asystole, start compressions and he starts swatting our hands off yelling that we're hurting him. We stop, he's back in asystole. Started pacing and sedated the guy. As far as I know, he's alive today. Crazy crazy thing to witness.
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  7. Curiosity added a post in a topic Hello everyone!   

    I made a friend of mine read the first story out loud in a restaurant last weekend. So here's 4 of us sitting at a table, drunk, laughing so hard we're crying and gagging. Can't imagine what the other 50 people in the restaurant were thinking...

    And it's the third time I read the book and I still laugh my butt off.
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  8. Curiosity added a post in a topic Jump bag pouch organazation   

    First responders can use combitubes? People still use combitubes?
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  9. Curiosity added a post in a topic Canadian Temperature Scale   

    I just put the numbers in my phone, hit convert and it magically gives me the answer
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  10. Curiosity added a post in a topic Firefighters shot and killed battling blaze in NY   

    It's a start. At least these people won't be killed with their own guns.
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  11. Curiosity added a post in a topic Firefighters shot and killed battling blaze in NY   

    When other areas like LA start doing voluntary gun collections and give out gift cards for every gun that is turned in. Which so far is in the 350 gun range.
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  12. Curiosity added a topic in Funny Stuff   

    Canadian Temperature Scale
    +70 degrees
    Texans turn on the heat and unpack the thermal underwear.
    People in Canada go swimming in the Lakes.

    +60 degrees
    North Carolinians try to turn on the heat.
    People in Canada plant gardens.

    +50 degrees
    Californians shiver uncontrollably.
    People in Canada sunbathe.

    +40 degrees
    Italian & English cars won't start.
    People in Canada drive with the windows down.

    +32 degrees
    Distilled water freezes.
    Lake Superior's water gets thicker.

    +20 degrees
    Floridians don coats, thermal underwear, gloves, and woolly hats.
    People in Canada throw on a flannel shirt.

    +15 degrees
    Philadelphia landlords finally turn up the heat.
    People in Canada have the last cookout before it gets cold.

    0 degrees
    People in Miami all die...
    Canadians lick the flagpole.

    20 below
    Californians fly away to Mexico.
    People in Canada get out their winter coats.

    40 below
    Hollywood disintegrates.
    The Girl Scouts in Canada are selling cookies door to door.

    60 below
    Polar bears begin to evacuate the Arctic.
    Canadian Boy Scouts postpone "Winter Survival" classes until it gets cold enough.

    80 below
    Mt. St. Helens freezes.
    People in Canada rent some videos.

    100 below
    Santa Claus abandons the North Pole.
    Canadians get frustrated because they can't thaw the keg.

    297 below
    Microbial life no longer survives on dairy products.
    Cows in Canada complain about farmers with cold hands.

    460 below
    ALL atomic motion stops (absolute zero in the Kelvin scale).
    People in Canada start saying, "Eh, Cold 'nuff for ya?"

    500 below
    Hell freezes over.
    The Leafs win the Stanley Cup
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  13. Curiosity added a post in a topic Best EMS Stories   

    I know of a place to get some stories. It's a book called Emergency Laughter written by Mike Cyra who is on this forum. It's available for less than $5 on Amazon and is quite possibly the funniest thing I've ever read.
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  14. Curiosity added a post in a topic Firefighters shot and killed battling blaze in NY   

    People buying guns to defend themselves with ending up dead and the guns they bought legaly are killing other people. Still not time for better gun control?
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  15. Curiosity added a post in a topic A try at some mental gymnastics. Suspension trauma.   

    Did anyone look up reflow syndrome? Isn't that the same as rhabdo?
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