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About celticcare

  • Birthday 01/05/1984

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    RN-Instructor-EMD

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  1. Yes timmy am referring to the four day training course. I don't think it's that hard to insert an LMA especially when the size and weight range is written on the package/device and in the essence of protecting the airway where sometimes they may be the only rescuer to arrive, I'd rather they put an LMA down and secured the airway to then deliver respirations with cpr than try and struggle with an opa and mask scenario. LMA is a basic airway skill in a lot of ways as it is at bls professional level (nurse and ambulance) here in nz and I have faith and confidence in the students Ability to utilise the skill effectively. Like you say though, err on the side of caution. But then having faith in your students abilities counts too, Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  2. Combis and kings aren't utilised here. Have never used either Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  3. That only works If we were doing a remake of thriller my friend. In the mean time I'm making simulated wounds and bleeding appendages for training.
  4. The thought did enter my mind island.... Also expected big brother dwayne to comment first on that similarity
  5. During my post grad papers it was discussed and has been utilised by some staff I know for cardiac arrest management if running a solo code (unfortunately still single crewed vehicles here in some places) and will chat to med director see if it being recommended as standard practice.
  6. Ok I'm on a posting roll today, amazing what a moment of free time will do. I'm now becoming more involved in enhanced resus training and intermediate life support training program's. Have plenty of resusci Anne manikins but want to upgrade a couple to include ecg chest skin and bleeding wounds as well as defib ability. Now I don't have a spare 10 grand yet to buy a good simulator (working on it but kinda have to build a business case first) but has anyone used the upgrade kits where you can buy just a defib/ecg chest skin or bleeding arms/legs etc? Or has anyone built anything themselves with an ecg simulator wired into the chest skin etc? Or cool tips for bleeding arms/body Will happily post pics of progress on here if needed. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks all Scotty
  7. Hi all, hope all is well with you guys and gals and happy EMS week. Was surfing the ol dubbayah dubbayah inter web and came across this.... The t ring for trauma of the fingers and potentially toes. This product is for sale on general first aid supplies websites. Has anyone seen or dealt with these? In the ER or Primary health option sure I could see these being used but in emergency prehospital environment. Just curious about the ideas with it. Their website is www.thetring.com I promise I am not sending on a wild goose chase Happy posting Scotty
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  9. Hi guys and happy new year to you all. Hope you are all well and sorry for lack of posting lately. Been a heck of a lot happening in the Scotty and family camp. Anyway, I purchased four cardioaid defibrillators and have had a hell of a time tracking down any manuals or other literature for them. They are ex Scottish ambulance service units. I'm looking for a user manual and a service manual. If anyone has anything or can help me with these devices I would be grateful beyond words. I have uploaded a photo of the units into my gallery so people can see what I am talking about. Thanks in advance and hope someone can help. Scotty
  10. Hi guys and gals, belated happy new years, merry christmas and all that jazz. I apologise for the hiatus, there has been quite a bit happening in the celticcare household. I haven't been on line for quite a few months, in September last year, after all the issues I have been having with my heart, I finally culminated into a STEMI. Primary cause was Viral myocarditis which had been getting worse over the course of the year and it decided to wear away my LAD and lead to an Anterior STEMI. Spent two weeks in the CCU as a patient, undergoing massive therapies and treatments and have been left with mild LVF and residual scar tissue encapsulating my heart, Prognosis is ok at this point but the doctors are keeping close stats on the heart as still having arrythmias and during my cardiac biopsy went into VT and lost pulse for a period of time. So have seen cardiac care from both sides of the spectrum. During this time, my beloved was 3 months pregnant with our child, so happy pregnancy hormones to boot and her husband in hospital with the doctors concerned that if the damage wasn't brought under control, that I'd be going down the therapies to transplant path. Our daughter, not wanting to let dad be the only one getting attention, ended up admitted into HDU with cerebal odema secondary to erosephalis (I know I've spelt it wrong but Strep A got into her Psoarisis pores and inflamed around her brain. So a hubby in CCU and a child in HDU, life doesn't get any better than that. Thankfully, we both were discharged and our daughter is doing well again and happily able to report, that after a horrific period where our marriage was stressed, we are still going through life as a strong family and in five weeks, Annabelle will come into the world as a healthy little bub. She is following her sister and dads footsetps though and giving my wife borderline pre-eclampsia symptoms so add that into boot lol. Never rains but pours with this family. Just wanted to update you all, that I haven't been ignoring everyone, just putting my family and health first, I am working normal hours again as an Orthopedics nurse and after battles with the universities (after being excluded from further study due to unsatisfactory academic progress, never mind they knew about me being in hospital but thats another story) I am working on the stages of becoming a university lecturer teaching nursing and hopefully paramedicine. The support from the ambulance services here in Auckland was amazing, I got so much love and care from the people I am blessed to say I have worked with and at times more than my old nursing collegues in the ER. EMS is an amazing family worldwide and Dwayne and Happiness were my rocks when I was in the lowest of lows and so physically unwell couldn't do much but kept me going with chat and texts. Thank you guys, this website brought us together and you helped bring me back to health and life and appreciate it whole heartedly *all myopathic cells included*. There is alot of other details to the story, the experience of being put in resus for emergency transfer to PCI *which had clean arteries but still two angios in a year is an adventure*, being so weak and short of breath on every movement, the stress of family and work, but it all came right in the end. Lets make 2013 a great new year and look forward to sharing it all with you. Scotty
  11. Sorry I just saw chicks, boobs and thought woooooo. *checks pulse* Anyway, I agree Dwayne, there has been some history on this site of playing the weaker sex card and some of our new lady posters are posting as they should, as EMS professionals. Is wonderful to see, now if we can stop some fence pissing posts from guys, I think we may be onto a good equilibrium. Now I am off to hooters Scotty
  12. Still trying to find others, but this was one of our frontline trucks from my old station. Still love the Chevies
  13. It's been nearly a year, just amazes me at how fast the time has gone where our friend has passed on. Was thinking about him a couple of days ago, especially with our little dustdevil (already determined that is what our baby will be nicknamed) on the way and just about how far each of us have come in this last year and how even this time later, his influence still remains with us all. Any thoughts to one of our founding fathers for a one year remembrance? Scotty
  14. I was thinking of either my new swimsuit in an ambulance or re-enacting my best scene of fifty shades of grey
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