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brentoli

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  1. I was googling something, not even thinking about Dust, and this post came up. http://www.emtcity.com/topic/12549-hiring-practices-of-fireems-departments/page__st__10__p__202022#entry202022 My poor co-workers last night, I was laughing out loud just reading it.
  2. We grab an extra blanket every go round from the ER when it gets cold. By the end of a week we have about 10-15 extra blankets on the ambulance. We can completely make up the cot 2-3 times with just supplies on the ambulance, for when we go to the hospital that doesn't give linens to us. Why not?
  3. We throw two on our cot. One at the head laid out so we can wrap a patients head when its cold/rainy. The second paired up with the blanket... for any.... towlish needs.
  4. I still change them. 1) Habit. 2) Just like a hotel, you could rent a room just to take a shower and never touch the bed, but those linens are still getting changed, good practice.
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  6. Pretty easy to forget how a new guy sees the world. My rule is simple. 1) Is there a life saving intervention needed? 2) Do I have the ability to perform such intervention? If someone is having chest pain in walmart, there isn't much I can do. On the other hand, if you are bleeding out from a weed eater to the femoral, then there is probably something I can do to help until providers arrive.
  7. Amen brother. I wish I had the wit and wisdom to come up with a reply that would be befitting of that too.
  8. Disposable sheets are SO expensive in the long run. Thankfully we use hospital sheets here. None the less, you get on the cot, sheets get changed. Doesn't matter if you were bleeding, puking, or just on for a taxi ride. All linens are replaced, even the towels and blankets if they didn't touch you.
  9. I think the biggest thing you can pull away from this is Do. Not. Lie. Every situation is different, there's no way to handle a specific case every single time. All I can do is repeat whats been said here, but the main point is be 100% honest. 100% of the time.
  10. Doogs, with all due respect, this is your 4th post. You don't know AK like anyone else here. Your post is the bigger distraction. Thank you.
  11. Our current protocol calls for a quick clot dressing followed by tourniquet for a major amputation. Our current doc is huge on tourniquets and QC. Very agressive beeding managagement in the protocols. Our current protocol calls for a quick clot dressing followed by tourniquet for a major amputation. Our current doc is huge on tourniquets and QC. Very agressive beeding managagement in the protocols.
  12. You're not alone. Dust and I talked on a couple of diffrent forums (did you know he was a closet whacker? ). I have logged on recently and thought I haven't seen him for a while, I should look him up. And never did. Then imagine my shock to find this. Felt like a punch to the gut. I've been thinking about it all day today, but, as a result I've been thinking about everything he ever taught me, challenged me about, just everything. Life moves on, we got to make of it what we can. Greatfully Dust opened a million doors for us while we knew him.
  13. I don't want to distract from the topic, but I do. Welcome back old friends. I am sorry it took this to get us together, please, stay around.
  14. Am I in the minority? I normally have 2 pens, a sharpie, and a pack of listerine strips in my pockets...
  15. I just want to clarify, this is an exercise in all of the above, not just pick one. Correct?
  16. Rob changed the way I think about EMS. He never beat around the bush, you always knew exactly where you stood. I can attibute my signature to him. It points out the fallacy in the BLS saves ALS argument. A great guy, and hopefully we can all help spread what he taught us, that would be the best memorial possible.
  17. I'd probably limit your online posting of the situation, and contact either a lawyer or your state labor comission or the EEOC.
  18. Here is a spin.... You make verbal, but not visual contact with a male, he is in obvious distress. Sounds like either severe pain, or labored breathing, hell maybe both. The house is shut up tight as Fort Knox. He says he can't come to the door, no keys are outside, and he wants you to call for a locksmith. What do you do? Assuming you called the locksmith, who has a 45 min ETA, after 10min of waiting you lose verbal contact with the guy? Now what?
  19. If you work in a polictial job, or a job ran by a political office, its not about who works their ass off, its about who has the better connections. Sucks. When I look at everyone hired before me, and after me, I wonder how I got a job not knowing a sole here when I applied.
  20. Does Tapatalk not work anymore? I keep getting invalid password.
  21. The link won't work for me. From other articles I read, I got the impression this affects people in the FAA who work on the construction/funding side? I don't know.... I wouldn't be against putting all non-safety goverment employees (at all levels) on a 5 day furlough. It would be a quick and dirty way to find out where you can cut the fat from the budget. Who was missed and who wasn't? Payroll makes up something like 70% of all government budgets.
  22. I don't want to get too off topic here, but, I just googled that, I was in 2nd grade. Thats why the skit didn't ring a bell.
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