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scubanurse

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About scubanurse

  • Birthday 08/26/1987

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  • Occupation RN-BSN

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  1. scubanurse added a post in a topic I am back!!   

    Welcome back!
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  2. scubanurse added a post in a topic Hello   

    Welcome!  I used to live/work in Maryland!
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  3. scubanurse added a post in a topic PE vs MI   

    Was he on DVT prophylaxis in the hospital?  Heparin or Lovenox?  Pneumatic compression devices?  I don't work on a cardiac floor but know that DVT prophylaxis is standard on the inpatient units.  It does seem like it was just this guys time to go.  bummer.
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  4. scubanurse added a post in a topic AMR Enters Definitive Agreement to Acquire Rural/Metro   

    It's going to be interesting.  Only time will tell if having one big empire vs two will be ok or not.
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  5. scubanurse added a post in a topic Odd EKG, any suggestions?   

    Would be nice to see a larger portion of the EKG and a 12-lead.
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  6. scubanurse added a post in a topic Aviation Practicum   

    Just thinking off the top of my sleep deprived brain, but height/weight ratio is a big one in flight. I have friends who are amazing critical care paramedics but can not fly d/t the fact that they are overweight or too tall.

    I think safety around aircraft goes without saying as well.
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  7. scubanurse added a post in a topic Introducing....   

    Thanks ruff!!!
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  8. scubanurse added a post in a topic I want to become a paramedic   

    I got my EMT at 16 and it was the best decision I ever made. Sure it was a lot juggling high school, friends, family, rowing, and the fire department but it truly shaped who I am today. I also took anatomy and physiology in high school, AP Bio and AP physics to get a jump start. I would suggest looking into your area and find out what's available. Take a CPR/First Aid course, work hard at school, keep your nose clean, and pursue your dreams.
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  9. scubanurse added a post in a topic Introducing....   

    We're finally home! And in a firetruck outfit, searched for one with just ambulances but couldn't find one anywhere

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  10. scubanurse added a post in a topic Introducing....   

    Thanks guys! All in all no big complications out of either of us, we expected some from the ehlers danlos but nothing that was as bad as it could have been! I'll post a picture when we get home in a few days!
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  11. scubanurse added a post in a topic 5 year old female - headache and vomiting   

    I thought it was sickle cell with some cerebral involvement, I've just been a tad busy
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  12. scubanurse added a topic in Non-EMS Discussion   

    Introducing....
    Baby Scuba! I delivered my amazing baby girl yesterday at 1644. She weighed 8lbs 10oz and was 20" long. She is perfect in any way and looks a lot like her daddy! Some of you may know what a struggle this has been and the fact that she's here just amazes me every time I look at my baby girl
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  13. scubanurse added a post in a topic Handheld Ultrasound   

    It's going to take a lot of convincing me that ultrasound in the field is beneficial in urban environments. I can see their potential use in rural areas with extensive training, but it's just not useful in my opinion. They can be mis-read and as all of us in the EMS field can have a tendency to do, we would treat the machine instead of the patient. If the hands-on assessment is telling me there is a high suspicion of abdominal bleeding, I am going to transport to the appropriate facility regardless of what some machine will tell me, and I feel that this technology in just anyones hand will cause problems. I may be wrong as people probably initially thought the same about 12-lead ECG in the field, but bouncing down a road enroute to a hospital hardly seems like optimal conditions to interpret the FAST exam.
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  14. scubanurse added a post in a topic 5 year old female - headache and vomiting   

    What does her abdomen present on exam, Bowel sounds? What is the provider finding on the neuro exam? Acting appropriate for the age, etc?
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  15. scubanurse added a post in a topic 5 year old female - headache and vomiting   

    Any tests ever run for sickle cell?
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