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Don1977

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  1. ringing ear.....lol

  2. I just got 3 new shirts and 3 new pairs of pants last week, only the 3 rd time in my 8 1/2 years there I have gotten new ones, but the are junk, the buttons fell off, zipper broke...got a hole in the side of the one. I was using my old pairs that I have had for 5 years til last week when one the zipper broke and the other 3 belt loops ripped off. Oh and Polyester shirts suck in the summer......
  3. Actually not a bad idea....hmm, wonder if Pennsylvania will have Pre-Hospital DMD's....
  4. Jess is home from surgery...sore but doing well..

  5. We don't have AED's in our trucks, but I was told last week that by 1/1/11 we have to have them. we dont have albuterol, epipens or ASA either, EMT's cant use them anyway in PA.......
  6. Chicago city EMS is ran by the fire dept. Check with Illinois EMS system http://www.idph.state.il.us/ems/ they might be able to help.
  7. Remember folks......Stupid people=job security.....
  8. If they are a threat or combative then yes sedate them. My company has the mental health contract for the county we are in, I transport psychiatric transfers and emergencies everyday I work, sometimes 2 to 4 a day, unfortunately, and In my 8 years at this company only about 20 have been sedated which is a very small number. Depends on the patient, Ive learned that some hospitals blow it out of proportion, many many times they have said the patient is "combative, blah,blah,blah" and when I get them for transport there okay or "tolerable". 90% of them can walk and act better then most
  9. It has been quiet around here............
  10. Never knew there was one........
  11. I hear that Ruff....lol....sometimes we dont have crews to assist us and have to John Wayne it, Ive done 450-500 lbs with me and my partner, I think it depends on the person if they can lift or not. Im good with heavy patients and the pts with 30 steps, try to avoid them, but you know how that goes.......
  12. My company has 3 Bariatric stryker cots, we use at least 2 of them once a day between regular transports and emergencies. Our rule is 4 people for these patients that are 300lbs and above with a supervisor present, if they are 500 and up, we try to get an extra person, We have patients that was 1,000 lbs already and 7 of us to move. We don't have hover mats or anything fancy, just us. We do have slide boards but they can do more bad then good at times, depends on patient. Sadly, we do have crew members that can't lift worth a damn so we like to send the "lifting" EMT's and medics which is me m
  13. EMT's can hardly fart in BLS protocols. As I said finger stick we cant "legally" do, as well breathing treatments. Now in Illinois EMTs can, which is what hit jess with a brick wall when she 1st came to PA from there. Just last year EMT's in PA where allowed to use CPAP. check out our BLS protocols
  14. Depends on what is classified as "ALS" remember, each state is different....in PA its ALS to "prick a finger" for a blood glucose....
  15. Don't waste your time looking in PA, we don't honor NREMT, but I know in Illinois its optional.... Sorry Richard......nevermind.....I have no idea what happened
  16. do it all again tonight.....

  17. Did shopping, got bills paid, now to get laundry done and relax.......

  18. sorry to hear about your loss........
  19. Two quotes I will remember in life: 1 from my former fire chief: "The only stupid question is the one you don't ask" the other we all heard "You learn new stuff everyday"
  20. I don't know what site your on because it sure the heck isn't this one.....sounds like you have some personal issues with people.... I have to agree with Dwayne on this topic, two thumbs up Dwayne!
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