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.
So what are you asking us? is this one of those "Our instructor gave us these two topics and we need to write a paper and I want you guys to write my paper for me" or what are you wanting from us?
Yes we have had those people come here with just such a request.
give us more info please in what you are asking.
There is no guarantee he will continue on and get his EMT license. Maybe he's just doing this for class time or some other reason.
I would take Off Label's advice and complete the course and mind your side of things. These things have a way of working their way out.