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#1 scubanurse

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Posted 23 January 2013 - 11:20 PM

Hey guys... As y'all know I'm finishing up nursing school in about 15 weeks (yay)... 


I'm doing a project for my ped's class on drunk driving.  I know everyone out here as run a few of these over the years... if you could, could you please send me some photos or even just a story about a significant or interesting drunk driving story.


I'm putting together a power point and hoping to really make an impact on the high school kids I'm presenting to.  It is an inner city High School with a pretty high risk population.



Thanks guys :)

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Posted 25 January 2013 - 01:38 PM

Hi Kate,

May I suggest a visual aid for their impressionable teenage minds. Something light and friendly that will help them remember what happens to people when two cars collide at high speed.

If I was you....I'd get a dozen cornish game hens, let them thaw in the sun for 3 days, then squirt catsup and tabasco sauce inside them, and fill balloons with a raunchy Maddog 20/20 wine & stuff those inside the bird carcass.

To simulate a windshield, set up some panes of glass, right in front of the kids. If they seem to be drifting off, or you just wanna make a point, throw one of those birds, and I mean a rocket,  right through the glass. Throw some stinky wine balloons at the kids too.

I find that yelling, "This is what happens when you and your underage shit for brains friends get drunk and get behind the wheel of a car!" makes some kids vomit....which is better than applause.

A loud audio of babies screaming really adds something special to the presentation.

That's what I'd do......just a suggestion.....


Send me your email address and I might be able to send you a more conventional story of drunk driving.

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Posted 25 January 2013 - 05:55 PM

the Brits have a couple of teen driving PSA'a that are very graphic and moving. They are out there on the web. 

I showed some of them to a basic class I taught a couple years ago and got good reviews from the kids.

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Posted 28 January 2013 - 02:14 AM

Went to an MVA and a man was obviously drunk. We took him to the hospital. On the way I noticed how he was about to shower himself in his own puke, so I did a patient roll towards to the emt-b's and they got the privilege to get some on their clothes. You know, don't want his airway being restricted. :shifty:


No offense to the emt-b's out there! It's actually a game the emt's and us paramedics play down here. If the patient looks like he or she is about to vomit who ever gets to them first can do the pt roll towards the other. :) It's also not your textbook perfect roll, but we're not aggressive with them. They are usually out of it and boarded/collared.


Luckily the county gives paramedics jumpsuits and bunker gear, so it's a smaller mess to clean up off of us if we're wearing one of the two; needless to say emt's aren't as lucky.


Personally the best stories I have is from schooling. Nothing too exciting down here.. Just your average hemorrhaging calls that by the time you get there the bleeding has already stopped, and cardiac arrest calls.

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Posted 28 January 2013 - 09:25 PM

1) Ask your local PD or junk yard if they can tow a wreck over to the high school and leave it on display for a few days.

Make sure it is a wreck that was involved in DUI.


2) If they can't tow the wreck, take photos of it while at the junk yard, see if you can get a couple of practice dummies (even a couple of students may work), with moulage, and pose them within the wreck. This way the class may recognize some if the "models" and realize how lives would change in losing a friend to DUI. (just a lil shock and awe).


Don't laugh too hard, we did something similar to #1 on a military installation about 40 years ago. We has the wreck posted at the main entrance to the base.  

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