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  1. 4 points
    Hi. Although politics are not for everyone, this area was designed for those that want to discuss politics and other items not EMS related. Many of the members here have other interests besides EMS and what better place to discuss them than with people you already know from other discussions. I welcome you to join in or perhaps find a different topics that you enjoy and post.
  2. 4 points
    Hey everyone! Glad I found you all, from what I've gathered from some brief browsing, this seems like a good place to get advice on the world of EMS! So, I'd thought I'd just directly ask this community some on my questions, as I'm a little on the fence about pursuing EMT and Paramedic Should I become an EMS student and eventually an EMT? Also, will my age hinder me greatly? What are the challenges of studying to be an EMT that I should be aware of? If you're concerned about the emotional and mental strain of the job, but know it is a challenge you want to try and overcome, should you think twice? Sorry for all the big questions, any answers or advice you could give me would really be appreciated! Thanks in advance!
  3. 4 points
    Should I become an EMS student and eventually an EMT? As many discussed, what are your intentions? If you have to ask.. probably not. This is really tying to be a profession. My advice is to go to academic studies and obtain your general education. You will need them no matter what you decide to do. Also, will my age hinder me greatly? Yes!.. Most professional services require minimum of 21 years of age for insurance (unless self insured) .. I have seen many of requiring up to the age of 23. Again, this is a profession. What are the challenges of studying to be an EMT that I should be aware of? It is nothing like you see on television. Usually, there are several hours of boredom with few minutes of terror! Studying basic EMT is simple, it is set at at a 10-12'th grade reading level. Repetitive practice will allow you to master the basic skills. Again, as you master other academic courses such as anatomy, chemistry, English, Psychology, EMT course will be a breeze. If you're concerned about the emotional and mental strain of the job, but know it is a challenge you want to try and overcome, should you think twice? There is an emotional factor that we are now seeing more than ever. Not everyone is emotionally stable enough to handle the hum-drum of EMS and the abuse calls. If your looking for a high adrenaline job, chances are EMS is not what your looking for. I used to say age is not a factor, but I regret saying that. I believe the nature of our business is being able to understand the whole business of EMS. That we are there for patients (not vice/versa) and the 3' o-clock for grandma being lonely is just as important as that truama call... grieving parents or the new widow of the spouse of 65 years.... and yes, it's also a business. To provide care but also make money.... It's not that younger members can't but research has proven that many do not mature until early twentys. I ask you... What's the hurry? Really.... EMS will be there for you, if you do make a rational and educated answer. It's much better than entering only to never really enter it or leave it in 3-4 years, before one has obtained true experience Good luck, R/r 911
  4. 4 points
    Welcome. Direct questions are some of the best questions to ask. Why beat around the bush? I don't know. Should you? What do you think? Are you up for it? Do you want it? As Clutzy said the only person who can answer this is you. How old are you? The challenges are different for everybody. They largely depend on you, who you are, your background and your motivations. Do you second guess other decisions in your life based on similar concerns? EMT class and being an EMT or paramedic isn't the only challenge people face that brings with it emotional or mental strain. How do you face these other challenges? Your answer to how you face those challenges will help you decide if you're up to this challenge. You're welcome.
  5. 3 points
    It is nice to see all the old faces. Perhaps now is the time for the students to become the teachers. There are plenty of new providers that need the wisdom that you all have gained over the years. Stick around. Make this your home again. Post something interesting and welcome the rebuttals and questions. Engage in others and make them think, and let them return the favor. EMT City has been around for a long time and it is because of the members like you that we are still here. I thank you for that and I look forward to seeing your posts.
  6. 3 points
    Clubs, OOOOOOOOOOOOOHHHHHHHHHHHH so you mean like the Calvin and Hobbes club GROSS (Get Rid of Slimy girlS) club??? Can I be the first to make one? Please please please.
  7. 3 points
    Should I become an EMS student and eventually an EMT? This is totally up to you. I took my EMT-Basic class when I was a senior in High School (not part of school but rather a class through the fire department). It was tough. I started the class at 17 and graduated at 18. Was it tough for a 17 year old kid? Yes. I enjoyed the class but you better make sure that EMS is what you want to do. I knew I wanted to eventually be a medic. It took me 12 years to eventually hit that goal. Was it worth it? Yes. I was grateful that I had the experience I did when I was in medic school. I think it helped me alot. I suggest taking a basic class and then getting your feet wet. This way you can decide if EMS is truly what you want to do. I have seen students come and go and I have seen many of them brand new EMTs with no experience that quit because they realized it isn't all daiseys and roses. Just being honest. Also, will my age hinder me greatly? It can. I was 18, but as stated before, more and more services are requiring you to be 21 because of insurance purposes. You should look into your area. What are the challenges of studying to be an EMT that I should be aware of? You learn really fast that this is real life. What you see in the Hollywood is not what EMS is. Many times you run a code, the person dies. I have had one save in my career. The rest have died. Thats how life is. Diseases are VERY real. HIV, Hep-c, Hep-B, all of that.....yes it is real and yes you could be exposed. Get an accidental needle poke and you suddenly realize how scary it can be waiting test results. Class is serious. Yes, we all goof and have fun but you are learning how to save someone or help them when they are in need. If you use improper skills you that can be the difference between life or death. Don't think you can just breeze through it. You need to study and you need to know your stuff. Do NOT get cocky!!! You may think you know it all but there is a difference between book smarts and street smarts. It is my personal pet peeve to have students come in that think they know it all. You are there to LEARN, not to prove how much you know. Sorry if it sounds harsh but I don't sugar coat it. EMS is not a sugar coated profession. If you're concerned about the emotional and mental strain of the job, but know it is a challenge you want to try and overcome, should you think twice? If you question your personal abilities you need to really put thought into this profession. Yes, there have been calls that have gotten to me. It happens. As I said above it is not all roses and daiseys. But also know that there are services that are available to help you deal with some of the stress. I have found that talking with the person on the call with me helps me if I doubt something I did. If I am with a basic, we discuss the call or even go talk to the doctor to get some input. You need to be able to have positive coping skills. Going to the bar and getting drunk it not healthy. Make sure to have a hobby that you enjoy. I found that my photography is a great way of coping with the stress of work at times. If you find that you can't handle the consistant stress then you should get out. I am not trying to be mean so don't take what is above personally. I had someone tell me pretty much what I told you when I was wondering about getting into EMS. I am glad she did. I walked into this profession knowing that it was going to be tough. I love what I do and I am very happy in EMS. There are some lessons that you have to learn the hard way but they can make you a good EMT or medic if you learn from your mistakes. Ash
  8. 2 points
    I'm an EMT Student trying to decide what path to follow. I know for a fact that I want to do EMS, and nothing else, but the best paying jobs in my area are for FF/EMT-P. There are ambulance districts around me, but pretty much all but one pays less than $15 an hour. I really don't have any desire to go putting on turnout gear and climbing up ladders, but I have heard that many firefighters are on the ambulance majority, if not all the time. I wouldn't even mind doing medical calls on the fire truck and extrications. The FD jobs are very hard to get, but is it worth it? I don't want to be stuck on a fire truck all of the time.. Should I just stick to EMS? Thanks, JT
  9. 2 points
    So Tyler and I met about 5 years ago at the hotel restaurant that he was staying at in the D.C. Area. I was living in Baltimore and he was travelling in for a National red cross training gig. So we meet up for a marathon chat session. He walks over and I'm thinking Man what a presence. He tells me "I hope I can fit in there" meaning the booth. I said "if I can so can you brother" and he did fit. We had a great laugh at our girth's expense.(I do know that 3 years ago he sent me a picture of him in a train car in a booth where he was fitting with room to spare and he said "remember the booth at the hotel?") We had drinks, a great steak, laughs at the cities most reverent members expense(Dust, Ace, Dwayne, Mike, Eydawn, some others I cannot remember), he told me that he was going to marry that lovely woman in his life, I talked to him about my SUCK's donkey balls job where he told me to quit if I didn't like it and stop bitching(I quit 6 weeks later) and everything in between. He told me something that I remember well, he said that Life only happens once, it happens to the best of us and you just have to grab it and hope that it treats you kindly. Tyler was always available to me, I could call him and he would answer, he called me a couple of times with personal and job related issues and we always had each others backs. Tyler, you will be missed - you were a true friend, if I was able I'd be at your funeral but trust me when I say, I'll be there in spirit to ride that supply logistics train one last time with you to heaven because heaven doesn't get resupplied by just any silly amateur, they need a pro and they picked you my friend. Stay the course, we got it down here, your job is done on Earth, it's only beginning upstairs. Ruff
  10. 2 points
    I believe he was 28, and the wedding was to be next year. I'll check with Jennifer (his fiancé) to see if I can get an address to send cards and such to. She is trying to put together a memorial for him. When I know more, I'll pass it on....
  11. 2 points
    So, I am now in EMT class, again. I took it once before many years ago and really enjoyed it. However I was never able to work EMS. At the time I took the class, I was also in backgrounds for the Sheriffs Dept in my home county. So when I was hired as a Deputy, I was asked to let my EMT certification expire, as they did not want any liability and did not want to provide me with any materials. I left law enforcement for many reasons, after 5 years of service to them, considered going back, but the timing just wasnt right for me personally. I began driving a Semi truck hauling hay, and later hazmat, and hazmat took me to Los Angeles. Recently the wife and I wanted to move back closer to our families, and I was tired of driving a truck and dealing with hazwaste and bio-hazard medical research waste. So we moved up here. I worked for a short time as a propane install specialist, but left when I took my paid family leave for when my daughter was born. After that I had to get onto disability, as a hand injury I didn't take proper care of when I broke my hand, really came back and bit me. getting ready for my second surgery now. So, here I am, back in EMT school for a second time. This time to stay.
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  13. 2 points
    why are you asking? There has to be a reason. There are really only a couple of reasons why people with 0 posts come here and ask this question 1. you had it happen to you 2. You had it happen to you 3. you had it happen to a friend or a loved one 4. 1 or 2 or 3 happened and something bad happened as an outcome and you are here to get our expert opinion so you can now call an attorney and sue the hell out of that ambulance service 5. None of the above and you are just curious or starting out in EMS and you have an enquiring mind. My bet is on #4 so I'm not saying anything that will help you until you tell us more about why you are asking.
  14. 2 points
    At least he used his turn signal...
  15. 2 points
    Lets solve a problem. What does a pediatric patient need, to be safe in our ambulances? For arguments sake... lets call a pediatric patient a child between 5 and 99 pounds. Parts to discuss: 1. Ambulance environment (e.g. the equipment we carry, how we carry and secure it, our own bodies not restrained while we transport) 2. What do we do, or not do to make sure that a kid is as safe as possible in our ambulances (what if we wreck while transporting them?) 3. What does the kid expect from us? Do they consider their own safety or is that our job? 4. How can we meet their safety needs better?
  16. 2 points
    Site went missing for a few minutes. Accidentally dragged the site folder to a different directory and could not find it. But.. I found it. That could have been bad.
  17. 2 points
    1. ive only dropped one patient 2. oops wrong drug 3. its okay your my first patient 4. ive never done this before, lets give it a try 5. *starting a 14 ga IV* little poke on 3 6. hmmm that doesnt look right 7. what the f*ck 8. oh Sh*t 9. oops anyone care to add
  18. 2 points
    Try Activity - Unread Content. The latest update changed the button to a menu item I think.
  19. 2 points
    In 15 years, I've only had one pt not respond to a dose or two of benzos and we ended up RSI'ing him. Just remember when you RSI status that just because the body movement has stopped, doesn't mean the brain activity has stopped.
  20. 2 points
    Thank you all for responding! To answer your questions, I'm turning 18 next month, and graduating high school this June. I really appreciate all the advice! Thank you by the way, Clutzy, for mentioning the human aspect. It's reassuring to hear that what makes the most difference to the patients is being able to connect with them Few more questions if you all could answer them, What's the Brady Book? What can I get a head start on that will help me through tough classes like A&P? Thanks again everyone!!
  21. 2 points
    It depends on the services in your area. Are they welcome to your age? My 19 year old daughter got her certification last Tuesday.
  22. 2 points
    I just finished my EMT course after graduating HS. As far as learning the information, the tests were a piece of cake( at least the ones my teacher gave us) but I still studied my butt off because I knew that all the information will count at some point. I don't know how long your course will be but they cram in a lot if info in a short amount of time and most of the people there would just study what they needed to pass the test, we didn't even go through the whole book. I made sure that I read the whole book and researched EVERY thing that was discussed in class. I was one of the youngest in the class but by the end of the semester people were asking me to run their scenarios and quiz them (teaching someone else something is the best way to learn and remember it!) I still have to take the written exam but I have a good bit experience on an ambulance and I don't find that my age hinders me much. As long as you are willing to learn and ask question no one really cares how old you are. If you decide to go for it, make some connections with the older more experienced people in the class. Demonstrate to your instructors that you really want to learn and always volunteer to do things and they will see that and help you more than the kids playing on their phone in the corner. I was lucky enough to know someone that has been in EMS for a while so I keep in touch with him discuss everything I am confused with. Hope that helps
  23. 1 point
    Yeah, I'm taking a video refresher course by Jon Puryear - learning a lot - I guess that's why they call it a refresher right. Just took ACLS last week - learned some good stuff Taking PHTLS wed and thusday of this week PALS soon Start date would be May 15th as that's the next orientation date. I should be all certed up by then. It also gives me time to keep working my part time consulting project and get some money to buy my EMS Gear that I'm going to need. nervous but ready.
  24. 1 point
    This I can't help but agree with but the thing I have to call into question is this, our pay already sucks big donkey balls and putting a loan payment on top of our responders already meager living(wages) could put some of them into deeper hock or debt. Do you also then embrace the programs that offer loan forgiveness (which almost no-one can qualify for - I know, I've tried to qualify for them) and saddle these providers for the next 20 years with payments that never ever ever ever ever seem to go away just so we as a profession can spout those hallowed words "our profession is a degreed profession" there is a great meme out there that shows two men side by side one guy it shows that he has student debt, a degree where it's hard to find a job and is in debt up to his eyeballs the other guy went to trade school, has no debt or minimal debt, got a trade, and just turned off the guy in the above sentences power. I know not a great analogy but I have 27K in student loans still after 12 years for a Masters in project management that I was given this really polished song and dance from Keller Graduate school of management that it would help me become a higher paid consultant but honestly it has not, I'm just paying 232.00 for the next 15 years.
  25. 1 point
    I've been so busy with NP school, changing jobs, struggling with PTSD, and life that I honestly forget about this place until 1 in the morning when I can't sleep and see it on my bookmarks page.
  26. 1 point
    Been away for four long years. For some reason, an email popped up and reminded me of the site. I totally forgot about EMTcity! I'm back and plan on checking in more often.
  27. 1 point
    don't you mean for most departments - DEMOTION or punishment.
  28. 1 point
    I am alive. Have traveled to the Four Corners of the Globe and back...have done a million things most only dream about (nightmares included). Got lost in it all, had some setbacks, challenges, lawsuits, PTSD, mid-life crisis, therapy, revaluation of all things important and redesigning my life going forward. I REALLY need to get busy writing my book....would make a great screen play as well, has everything a good action/drama needs and then some. Bought a part time home in a very rural area, still flip flop between FL and my new home. Took a per diem job where nobody knows me just so I can be "on the ambo" again. Started two new companies and doing government work. Talked with Dust's mom recently via FB...was purging some old picture folders and I ran across a bunch from the FIRST and ONLY EMT City Meet Up in Orlando...she had never seen them so I shared with her. Blog time? Hey everyone...
  29. 1 point
    I do miss the old days and the "old" people. I think that it was the right time and the right people, and the circumstances have simply not occurred again. Chat was a huge drawing point, and people who chatted lots were likely to post lots too. We did have some pretty amazing natural leaders, but the big thing is that it was fun as well as instructive. I will be volunteering in Uganda for 5 weeks in February on an EMS pilot project. Odds are good that there will be some issues I want to mull over with those of you who have experienced overseas work. Hopefully We can get a bit of action going on that!
  30. 1 point
    Thanks for the response! I will be limiting my care to BLS and basic first aid as I won't be operating under any direction. Your answer was exactly what I was looking for and pretty much what I was expecting. Although the campus is fairly large and confusing, I will make sure to stay with the patient and have dispatch give directions/get a bystander to lead EMS in.
  31. 1 point
    Cant help you out but I wish you all but the best of luck. OH HELL< that sounded awful, what I meant to say was I wish you nothing but the best of luck.
  32. 1 point
    Maybe petition for higher (?or minimum) education standards first? I'm going go out on a limb and say those services that have higher standards and better governance are likely going to have better outcomes no matter what you're measuring.
  33. 1 point
    Oh yeah, but you are right, she handled it like a pro. But you were right, it was pretty harsh at first, but later it was softer. I'm not bad, I'm just drawn bad. (what movie????)
  34. 1 point
    I just want to give Lili a pat on the back for standing up to your criticism. It was pretty harsh, but the OP didn't run away with his/her tail between the legs like many newbies do. Good for you Lili. Stick around, you may learn something or you may teach us oldies but goodies a few things.
  35. 1 point
    Well I'm sure everybody on the City wishes you the best of luck with Paramedic school. You have a great advantage over some of the EMTs I see in my area that go into the paramedic program immediately after finishing EMT school. The have no concept of what really happens in the back of the truck and they struggle to be good medics. You on the other hand, have a wealth of experience in the field and precepting should be easy. The real problem you will have is adapting to the classroom because any paramedic program worth its salt does not "keep it simple" because medicine and the credentialing bodies are complex. Don't spend time before class trying to get a head start since that will only make what is presented more complex than necessary. Take the assignments given and keep up on them in a timely fashion. Last year, I completed my doctorate and I found the best way to keep up with my academic work was to block out a specific part of the week when I did nothing but my school work. For me, that was Sunday afternoon but it could be different for everybody. The point is, stay on top of your classroom work and don't get frustrated and NEVER tell an instructor they are wrong based upon your significant field experience. In other words, DON'T piss off the person that grades your tests! That will be your biggest challenge! Good luck and check back on occasion. Spock May the tube be with you.
  36. 1 point
    Recently, I've been apart of some active shooter drills and MCI drills with SWAT medics. The tactic currently in use, at least in my experience, is team members initiate a sweep ignoring victims except a quick search for weapons, then a secondary team comes through to check the victims, stabilize with tourniquets etc and evacuate to the green zone. Rarely did the care they provided need the skills of a medic, but having the skills to rapidly triage in the thick of it is not something every medic has the skill to do.
  37. 1 point
    I have long been a supporter of this concept but I have always felt that it's just as easy to evac the injured patient from the hot zone into the loving arms of a EMS Crew that can do just the same amount of skills that the tactical medic does. There may be some situations where a medic in the thick of things is a great thing, but you should be able to evac that injured person out quickly in many if not all circumstances. I think it's just like so many other things in EMS and life in general, you want the biggest and best and quickest thing so why not put a medic in the hot zone.
  38. 1 point
    I heard this story on NPR this morning on my way in to work. We've been asking the same question here for years! It's nice to see it finally getting some daylight. Here's the story: Why send a firetruck to do an ambulance's job?
  39. 1 point
    Actually, this tidbit of information does not surprise me in the least. Let me ask one question, if you put a car seat on a ambulance stretcher, secure it to the stretcher, does that qualify as providing a car seat in the ambulance? Do you provide the same level of securitysafe transport to that pediatric patient compared to a properly secured/installed car seat in a automobile?
  40. 1 point
    I've been in the field and out of the field for over 20 years. I have enough stories for 2-3 books. Why should those of us with this many stories that are our own give you ours? I'm just curious. But I do wish you the best. If you do write this and make it a e-book make sure you don't price it too high.
  41. 1 point
    I think it is appropriate to discuss. No, it's not EMS related but that is why admin set up a non-EMS thread. Now, if someone can't discuss politics and keep it at an adult level of behavior, maybe that person shouldn't be here.
  42. 1 point
    Mike, if you would like to have an adult conversation I am willing to engage in one with you, but this underlying negative tone is making it difficult. I was looking at the video and responding from the view of if the transmission should be made or not. That was the basis of my response and link. Looking at it from the perspective of did the recorder and poster create a HIPAA liability, it depends. Does the person work for the the same agency and is that agency a covered entity? If the answer is yes, there may be a liability. If the person does not have a HIPAA connection to the patient, then I don't think there is a HIPAA issue. If there is not connection to the patient through employment or affiliation, then this is not any different than a person video taping the call from the side of the road and uploading it to youtube. Is it morally wrong, yes. I don't think anyone here is questioning that.
  43. 1 point
    This may very by state, as the state is the licensing body...I work in Texas, so I'll speak to that. I assume the process will be similar, but won't swear to it. A misdemeanor on your record shouldn't prohibit you from becoming licensed, the problem would be an agency hiring you because of insurance concerns related to the reckless driving. If this gets expunged, I would think it's no longer an issue. Question for you-Why do you want to be an EMT? If you have a degree in microbiology it seems like you could use that for a much better career with advancement opportunities. No judgment, I'm interested in your answer.
  44. 1 point
    There definitely seems to be some increased activity now. I'll admit, I haven't been here in a while but it's good to see things picking up. Admin, is there any way to add a button just to see the new content in the forums? There used to be a button like that previously.
  45. 1 point
    Backboards are great for getting the ambulance out of the sand that is up to the rear bumper when you are at the beach, so I hear. Otherwise they aren't too useful.
  46. 1 point
    I don't carry anything while I'm off duty. I used to, but I outgrew it. While on the job I only carry a few select items: Pen (usually 3 or 4 because I always lose them) Stethoscope (Because I don't know where the ears of others have been.) Shears ('cause ya never wanna have to tease your rookie partner for carrying them, then have to borrow them on the very next call because you don't carry them) I also have a "Go Bag" that I take on long flights. It includes: Additional cold weather gear. (Snowpants, parka, big mitts, facemask, 'cause, you know, it would suck to survive a forced landing only to freeze to death.) A small survival kit with fishing line, fire starter, etc ('cause, sometimes, ya just gotta fend for yourself. Couple bottles of water and a few granola bars, ('cause, you know, it would suck to survive a forced landing, stay warm, and starve to death.) A good book. ('cause, you know, it would suck to survive a forced landing, keep warm and nourished, yet die of boredom.) As for what the station will provide, it varies from one company to the other, you should check with them.
  47. 1 point
    I think the thing that is being lost in this whole discussion is that no one is saying that you can't display a confederate flag, although that is what many people are turning it into. The real issue is whether a government facility should be displaying the flag and personally I feel the answer is no. Imagine the outrage if some state capital started flying the Nazi flag or the ISIS flag. Personally, I'm not sure why anyone would want to fly it when it represent treason and sedition against the country.
  48. 1 point
    Perfect Medic vs. Nurse story....Working flight (rotorwing) shift with new flight nurse. All he wanted to do was be able to intubate someone. Tired of all the practice and wanted 'real' patient. Got request for scene flight with local service and information received was for 'cardiac arrest'. The nurse's eyes got big and very happily offered his services to intubate the patient in which I replied, "Hell, I don't care as long as it gets done". As the nurse was getting the airway equipment ready, I began thinking (as a paramedic would), how can I screw with him? We landed at the scene and exited the aircraft. Walking up to the ambulance that housed the patient, I realized this was my chance. I asked the nurse if they had the monitor in which their was this perflexed look of confusion on his face, realizing that he forgot to grab it. He immediately retraced his steps to the aircraft to get the needed equipment. As this was being done, I entered the ambulance via the side door and took airway control. As I was intubating the patient, the nurse opened the back door and viewed me now confirming proper placement with this astonished look on his face. Little did he realize (but which I knew) the service already had a monitor/defibrillator placed on the patient. My only words to him was............ROOKIE! He had never forgotten this incident and still shakes his head everytime there is the possibility of intubation. And you can bet I will never let him forget.
  49. 1 point
    One thing I have observed about Canadian medics is that they are much more open and willing to speak frankly about the quality of their school or service than their American counterparts. It's not at all uncommon to hear Canadian medics telling others of the shortcomings of the paramedic programme they attended. Conversely, in the U.S., it is damn rare to hear that. Everybody identifies personally with their school, good or not, and they tend to run around crowing about how teh awesome it was to anybody who will listen. If any medic anywhere tells you how awesome their school is, you have to take that with a grain of salt. After all, if you've only been to one medic school in your life, how the F do you know how good it is? But, on the other hand, if any medic anywhere tells you about the bad points of his school, you would be wise to take notes. Sure, it's still subjective, but it was at least significant enough to affect that person. It may affect you too.
  50. 1 point
    Pretty early in my career may partner and were transporting a pt from one hospital to another one, who had jumped off the pier in strong tides for a bottle of vodka. One of the sober men jumped after him and dragged him out. He had a IV running and was naked in a tinfoil blanket with a lot of heat packs and blankets. My partner was doing a set of vitals and noticed blood by his arm so she asked me to pull over so she could see what was going on. Nexted I hear omg what the hell and after I asked she said the neddle had broken and the pt was bleeding and the saline had pooled around the pt. After we got him cleaned up I was just about to pull out and I hear I have to pee. My partner got the urinal and was trying to convince him to let her help as he was pissed as a nit. (Trust me this was not a man you wanted to see naked) I guess he said okay she could help and then 10 sec later I hear YOUR PEEING ON MY HANDS. The look on her face and the fact she was getting peed on may me laugh for the rest of the transfer. On the way home she didn't say one word to me. We are still great friends.
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