Looks like the Mass companies just keep on coming north....
Could this be the future?
I found this interesting article on ZDNet about the use of the new cellular technology to provide real time interaction with physician at the hospital. Is this something you would embrace or would you feel like someone is looking over your shoulder all the time?
look up a EMS group on face book called the EMS Experience and ask there. I know the owner of the group.
If you still cannot find a buddy, let me know. I'm a medic but I'll help you out if you want. You can study and bounce questions off me and I'll help ya out.
Contraindications for morphine use include (among others): head injury, decreased mental status, multiple trauma. Why?
I understand why it's respiratory depression effect would make contraindicated for patients with COPD and asthmatic attacks, and why its effect on blood pressure would make it a bad choice for a hypotensive pt. But why would multiple trauma and altered LOC/head injuries make it so? I'd think head injuries would make rise of ICP an issue, one in which morphine would, if anything, help.
One more thing, our new ambulance we are getting is gonna cost 235K, if you want to put an X-ray on that new ambulance the cost just went up to maybe 300K, no hospital or ambulance service will justify that cost.