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  1. Hey, good research topic. our service does not do hypothermia because we are so far away from a STEMI/Cardiac center that there is a real possibility that the patient will begin the re-warming process before they get there. The only thing we even remotely do is cold packs to the axilla, groin, small of the back and behind the neck. Any further and we feel that we run the risk of doing more harm than good. Now if we have ROSC and put them in a helicopter from the scene, then we very often put cold packs in those places but thats only if the paramedic thinks of it. So to m
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  2. So question, in your next service, if they practice lax infection control will you quit that service again? Not to be the negative nelly, but did you bring up your concerns to management and if you did where did it go? I have a co-worker at my other service that believes that because he is in great health he won't get Covid regardless of whether he practices infection control or not. I care if he gets it but it's on him and not me. if you practice good Infection control habits you should be ok, honestly, screw your partners, in the end, you have to go home to your family and if
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  3. I'm sure many long time members would remember Jess http://www.emtcity.com/profile/7460-jess/ She passed away yesterday suddenly from unknown causes. I know that she has had some ICP elevation issues in the past which has knocked her down for the count as well as some infectious disease issues. She leaves a wonderful son named Nicholas who is 4 years old. She did not have life insurance so there is a go fund me set up for funeral expenses as she did not have much money. https://www.gofundme.com/2ex4ujh8?utm_source=internal&utm_medium=email&utm_content=CTA_view_cam
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  4. Yes, time off, vacation, sick time, holidays all banked in one bucket.
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  5. All evidence continues to support taking full droplet precautions with suspected COVID patients. This one's the real deal. The numbers out of Italy tell the story as to what will happen if we don't take this seriously soon enough. My service switched our sick leave (75% pay) to general leave with pay (100% pay) to discourage employees from potentially infecting colleagues.
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  6. Good luck to you sir. I work flight in British Columbia, Canada and love the job. The US air ambulance safety record scares the living daylights out of me. Enough so I wouldn't be willing to work air ambulance in the US.
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  7. I just got the news, I'm speechless. Jess was definitely 'top notch'.....My condolences to family and friends.
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  8. Oh, I still remember how she appeared here. We had a few chats in the chatroom. Very sad. All the good wishes from here to her family and especially to her son.
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  9. her mom said it was diabetes related. I'm not sure, I talked to her just a couple of hours before she was found by her son Nick. We talked daily and I miss her so very much. As for Don, he hasn't been around Jess or Nick since she left him, so I don't know how he is doing.
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