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  2. I'm also not 'anti-vax'...I AM anti-mandate! I have questions that no one is able to answer, and until they are, I'm not getting the vaccine. There has been far too much disinformation published, and when facts to refute the disinformation is posted, it gets censored. I'm tired of it all! First off, to my knowledge only 1 vaccine has been FDA approved, the other two are still being distributed under the Emergency Use Act. Since they haven't received full FDA approval, they're still considered 'experimental drugs'.
  3. I'm so sorry to hear this! My deepest condolences to family and friends LS
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  5. I’m sad to share the passing of Marc Moebis, better known as Mobey on this site. Alberta has lost a great paramedic and mentor
  6. Reviving this. What have employers been telling you? I just got an email today that I have until the end of November to get vaccinated. If I don't, I get placed on 6 weeks leave. If I still don't, it will be considered a voluntary quit. They gave us until 1 November to provide a religious exemption. It seems as if free will and privacy are dead in this country.
  7. Hello all! Stay safe! 

  8. Hi everyone! With the latest update to the, the mobile version of the site acts like an app on your phone. To add EMT city to your phones home screen, follow the directions below: iPhone: Launch Safari on your ‌iPhone‌ or ‌iPad‌. Navigate to emtcity.com. Tap the Share icon (the square with an arrow pointing out of it) at the bottom of the screen. Scroll down to the list of actions and tap Add to Home Screen. (If you don't see the action, scroll to the bottom and tap Edit Actions, then tap Add next to the Add to Home Screen action. After that, you'll be able to select it from the Share Sheet.) Android Launch “Chrome” app. Open emtcity.com. Tap the menu icon (3 dots in upper right-hand corner) and tap Add to homescreen. You’ll be able to enter a name for the shortcut and then Chrome will add it to your home screen. Hopefully this will promote new posts and new activity on the site.
  9. Hypothetical or not - this is a terrible idea - plain and simple. No matter how many times we run the same addict, we still took an oath and it's part of the job - we go to help the person. We don't put the same parameters on the person who is 400 pounds (due to very poor diet) who we go get every week or 3 x a week at home and transport to the hospital We don't put the same parameters on the elderly person who is living at home who pushes the button on their medic alert device We don't put the same parameters on the drunk who continues to fall down and passes out do we We don't put the same parameters on the diabetic who refuses to take their insulin or medication but still continues to eat mcdonalds or every time you go to their house you find a huge bag of Haribo gold gummi bears and a case of coca cola. I learned long ago that "It's not my emergency, I'm not paid to get my panties in a bunch because I B Bangin" overdosed again for the 36th time in Heroin alley and I've got to put on my "Supermedic" hat to go save his life again. My service pays me to go and put a IV catheter in his vein, dump a little bit of narcan in his body and wake him up again and have him sign the refusal so he can go do this again for the next crew. A good friend of mine in sunday school was teaching and he had a wonderful class topic called "My response is my responsibility" and in the end, how I respond to this situation dictates how I deal with I B Bangin's condition and I choose to treat him like I would treat my own family member who overdosed on heroin - Im going to do everything in my power to bring him back from the dead and let him see his next fix. I'm not here to pass judgement, I'm here to work. If anyone reading this falls into the "3 strikes and your out" mentality that seems to be slowly pervasively moving into EMS, then honestly, get the Fuck out of EMS, you don't belong here, your thinking SUCKS Big donkey balls. And if your service is beginning to think like that then as a very very valued member of this forum (DustDevil god rest his soul) used to say "Your service Sucks" and that I agree with.
  10. This company appears to have the contract. They provided a link to the company website. Looks like a decent sized company that does government contract work as a specialty. The open position was to start 20 May in Denver. I received an email prior to the start date, and another one after the start date. I can't believe that they couldn't fill the position.
  11. Kmedic82

    The Sodium Trap

    An excellent read by FOAMFrat. An introduction to fluid resuscitation and cautions there of. https://www.foamfratblog.com/post/the-sodium-trap?fbclid=IwAR2dwx-AvRSw8gBB1GyPpl_Rwp2c-HeAc3-k6wkmxZ5jTFIioAjA9jSmrfY_aem_AcRQYH3b3e3NdPGZHu20QhrQnf7RGfqFKEh7PwwGIFcvOALtfrFuWkUV2uvPLy3exw9EHKNaxVvuCFKp1IMEiB2WHZSMmKFHfHCkdFHKwweZSw View the full article
  12. This podcast is a panel discussion from providers in Australia. Their EMS sounds like light years ahead of where I work. They utilize blood products, plasma, and can activate a trauma OR. It’s amazing to hear what other places are doing. Especially when you feel lost in your own career and wish to see your service progress. Please give it a listen and tell me what you think! TLDR (or didn’t listen): lives can be saved if all departments work together! RAGE Podcast – Resuscitology: Bleeding Patients View the full article
  13. Advanced airways in EMS are in heated debate today. There are two extremes. Give it or cut it. Some medical directors are granting crews RSI (rapid sequence intubation) in the field. While others are cutting intubation as a whole and utilizing devices like the iGel. There are so many combinations of medications you can use for induction in a chemically assisted intubation. The one that was recently brought to my attention was Ketamine. Ketamine has been a wonder drug in EMS. It has been beneficial in taking down the giant muscled bound tweeker that’s fighting a gaggle of police officers. It is excellent in pain management. But, as an induction agent in intubation it has been scrutinized highly as there is a lot of complications that come with a wonder drug. This paper discusses some of those complications. Ketamine lost in the unfair fight against RSI. There were too many variables including spontaneous breathing and vomiting. Take a look for yourself! Click to access Driver-Ketamine-Only.pdf View the full article
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