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Hutsy

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  1. I've heard some toothpaste directly under your nostrils does wonders...
  2. You need to upload the pictures to a website first (like say Photobucket) and then copy/paste it here, possibly with an -code. Marc
  3. Thanks for the great reply, Michael. That helped a lot. I have found that it is not necessarily the patient that gets to me, with one body part here and the next across the road, it's the sorrounding circumstances. How the patient's next of kin reacts to their loved one's injury/death/illness and so on. Will there come a day when I find myself laughing for no reason, or bursting out in tears?
  4. Picture this. A young mother is at home breastfeeding her child. They came home from the hospital only four days ago. Dad just came home from work, and is standing in the hallway. Mom realizes the baby turned pale and gets worried. It is unresponsive and has stopped breathing. It's heart has stopped beating. Panic grips them both as dad rushes for the phone and mom bursts out in tears. When I get there personell from the air ambulance are doing their very best to save the child's life. They're at it for over 90 minutes, to no avail. As they work on the baby I am put in charge of taking car
  5. And here's the third. Torso hair is non-existant and sporting a pair of furry legs that bring all the female gorillas to the yard.
  6. How can someone who works with people of different color/religion/sexual orientation all day, every day, show such a lack of tolerance? You'd think he'd know that people are quite the same. As a side note I am having a hard time grasping what his problem with "the queers" is in the first place. They are not performing sinful sex acts on his lawn as he's attempting to mowe it. What they do does not affect him in any way, so why does he give a damn? I've heard people say things like, "how am I supposed to tell my son that two men are getting married?" I don't know, it's your shitty kid,
  7. Holy shit, this thread got a lot of attention, I haven't even read it all. Looking at my own posts I now feel like an idiot. Go me.
  8. Last week I learned that our patient did survive. It made me feel good.
  9. I believe Stayin' Alive by the Bee Gees is the song you're looking for. This only works, however, if you take the patient's arms, move one of them down to the hip, and the other one pointing straight up...
  10. This is exactly why I dont post much. I have just barely scratched the surface of EM and feel I have mostly nothing to contribute with. Baby steps... Glad to see my topic has piqued your interest though, keep it up. Marc
  11. Thanks a lot for your insight and for the links. My education begins tomorrow.
  12. I have no idea, that's why I am asking. I heard some talk about it yesterday and it piqued my curiosity. mmol.
  13. Do you know anything about whether blood sugar levels rise shortly after respiratory & circulatory failure? Yesterday one of my supervisors said he once measured the blood sugar of a patient to 30 shortly after he went into cardiac arrest, how could this be? Marc
  14. I must say I don't get where you're coming from after I've looked at the sheer volume of evidence supporting the claim that Breivik is, in fact, a Christian terrorist. He fashions himself a "cultural Christian", if you're about to dispute his own claims and the facts provided from several sources including his manifesto and general policework, go ahead. As for Bill O'Reilly, it does bother me slightly that you're getting your so-called facts from a man who has repeatedly been exposed as a liar, who when confronted handles the situation by raising his voice, shouting and rambling nonsense. Plea
  15. I can try. It's a beautiful summer day in Oslo, Norway. Out of nowhere, a massive fertilizer bomb hidden inside a van explodes outside the office of the Norwegian Prime Minister. As a result of the bomb, eight lay dead and dusins are injured. Little does anyone know, the mayhem is far from over. Just under two hours later, the bomber, later identified as Anders Behring Breivik, sets foot on the picturesque island of Utøya, and systematically guns down and kills 69 teenagers attending a youth camp for the governing labour party. Breivik was wearing a police uniform, to avoid arousing any su
  16. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hb0a3aG1XbI While Glenn Beck compares the victims of Utøya to Hitler-Jugend, Bill O'Reilly claims Anders Behring Breivik is not a Christian...
  17. 85 is the official number now, there are still people missing from Uteoya, so the total death toll could be over 100. The buildings in the gov. district may have to be torn down because of structural damages. They think the bomb might have been a 500kg fertilizer bomb.
  18. Just in: 80 confirmed dead at Utoeya. I look forward to hear what his motives were.
  19. http://www.bbc.co.uk...europe-14256712 Seven people confirmed dead from the bomb in Oslo, ten more severely wounded. At Utoeya at least ten people are dead, several wounded and the death toll is expected to rise as they search the island. A 32 year old Norwegian (native) has been taken into custody following the massacre at Utoeya. He had dressed up as a police officer and lured people towards him before opening fire with a rifle and a handgun. A witness claims the number of deaths could reach up to 30 at the labour party youth camp at Utoeya. There are reports that there were aroun
  20. Agreed, I find it very insightful to read about the thought process you go through regarding patient treatment and everything else, only shows how much I have yet to learn. It's things like these I try to bring with me. Marc
  21. I'll give it a try. Check his vitals and go from there, is he responsive? Possibly you'd need suction first and then provide respiratory assistance? Reacting/not reacting to pain? Check for cranial trauma... Put a collar on him and depending on his condition get him on a backboard. Is that what you wanted?
  22. Louis CK on Jay Leno talking about why he stopped smoking marijuana, made me laugh out loud so I thought I'd share. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9JkbYJgW0mo&feature=related
  23. Noticed I wrote thrombosis instead of tamponade. When I was discussing the case with one of my peers I got laughed at because I didn't realize I said trombone instead of thrombo- er, tamponade.
  24. @Ruffems I am no medic just yet. But thanks for the heads up, it's what I'm here for. And for the record I am in no way supporting abandoning a patient.
  25. What would the repercussions be for you if you had kicked her out and rushed to the other site? If say this had happened to us we'd have gone, 'she can wait'. I asked a coworker of mine what he'd done if say we were taxiing a 90 y/o home from hospital (just an example). He said, "I'd take her with me". If there's one thing I've learned so far it's that things aren't always black and white; if rules & regulations stand in the way of patient care - screw 'em. On one of my first days I was sitting in the back as the 3rd man, we were on the highway on our way back home, the guy driving had
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