scubanurse

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  1. FENTANYL AND CARFENTANIL

    Worst case scenario...intubate them in the field and transport to local ED for a narcan drip.
  2. Finally made it back...

    Welcome back!
  3. CHF & Low BP

    Dobutamine will help support his BP in the presence of CHF. His heart is pooping out, his pacemaker is keeping his HR controlled but not his cardiac output/BP.
  4. Ready for this journey

    Welcome! Stick around, ask questions, we're all here to help!
  5. Wait someone likes Mike?? weird. I think Mike is right though, first we need to figure out how to keep providers safe in the back. I've seen sick kiddos brought in with just the straps across their little bodies and that just doesn't cut it in an accident.
  6. Hello

    Welcome
  7. I'm really curious how 3 adults on backboards fit in the back of an ambulance... On the topic at hand, I've been the scared mother riding with her infant in the back of an ambulance and I was not a happy camper with how she was secured. If I had any other option, I would have done that but seeing as she was seizing, I was limited in my options. A lot of the EMS crews in my area strap the car seat to the pram using the seat belts and tighten down so the car seat won't budge and then put kiddo in the seat. This works if the seat hasn't been in an accident and if it has and you have no other way to transport a kiddo, then I guess it would work too. The problem comes with transporting a critically sick kiddo who isn't stable enough to be in a car seat. The way my daughter was transported was not safe as the harness they slipped over the pram wasn't designed for an infant her size and had we been in an accident, it could have been catastrophic.
  8. Jonp

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

    Sorry for the smart assed answer Ruff, but the best thing a family member did for a sick/injured love one was stay out of our way and don't ask questions until the end.
  10. New / old guy

    Welcome!
  11. Spinal Restriction

    A lot of the units transporting to my ER use scoop stretchers now. Our policy for walk-in's that meet c-spine criteria are collar and lay flat on the bed, we put a blanket roll under the knees also usually to help or bed the knee on our stretchers
  12. Afib RVR

    Sounds like a healthy dose of diltiazem is in order. Do you guys carry it? If so, let's have a discussion on pre-hospital use of Dilt.
  13. Soon to be an EMT

    Nursing is a different school of thought though and sometimes people agree with the nursing model more than the physician model. Same reason people want to become NP's instead of PA's. Do what you are passionate about, and research the differences between the nursing model and the physician model. Do which ever speaks to you and your beliefs.
  14. Soon to be an EMT

    Congrats on having a clear picture of what you want to do! Why not take classes at the community college to work towards your RN? There are a lot of pre-requisites needed and you could get a jump start on those. I was a paramedic before nursing, but more because I had no clue what I wanted to do with my future and I hung out in EMS for a while doing some soul searching. Because not everyone wants to be a MD!
  15. Returning to the field after a prolonged absence

    Maybe as part of your interview ask the companies what kind of continuing education they provide? It might be possible that they can include some cont. ed hours in the OR for intubations as part of your orientation. Also there's the CAP lab coming up in December usually, maybe jump on board with that, they do ACLS mega codes and the airway gauntlet. Best of luck my friend!