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  1. If you have sex with a prostitute against her will, is it considered rape or shoplifting? Can you cry under water? How important does a person have to be before they are considered assassinated instead of just murdered? Why do you have to 'put your two cents in'.. but it's only a 'penny for your thoughts'? Where's that extra penny going to? Once you're in heaven, do you get stuck wearing the clothes you were buried in for eternity? Why does a round pizza come in a square box? What disease did cured ham actually have? How is it that
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  2. Hey everyone. I had a call today...ok, a transfer today....that got me thinking. Was was 92yoF query Abdo obstruction, going from a small tertiary care centre to a major facility for a surgical consult. All in all patient was in relatively good shape, only major exception being the pace maker implanted in the summer. That said the patient was in reasonable shape...for a 92year old. Her hearing was going, definite 1 person+ assist to ambulate, even with a walker. And this was before the questionable blockage. Cognitively she was ok, but according to daughter starting to go.This is the pa
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  3. I have had the opportunity to work with many different partners in EMS, and I was thinking what traits/ things a partner did that I liked, here are some of them: Offer to drive if I have been driving all day and we are ping ponging posts, or if I just got food Let me tech the BLS calls... I didn't get in this to be just a chauffeur! Will interact with me, at least some of the shift, not just sit there texting/ playing games on their phones Lets me ask questions about what they are doing with an ALS patient w/ out getting defensive, and can explain things well Is willing to teach Is wil
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  5. If I were you, I'd be looking for PCS opportunities vs. reclassing at this stage. I spent almost 7yrs as a 68W and am now in paramedic school. Though my experience is definitely helpful, it's more in the way of confidence, critical thinking skills, situational awareness and handling pressure than medical expertise. I've had a LOT to learn when it comes to civilian medical practice. I could see if you were to be assigned to a medical unit in a clinical setting where you might get a little more paramedic-prep knowledge, but as a field medic... I know trauma, I know mass cas, I know oh-shit situa
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