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yakc130 last won the day on December 28 2013

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  1. Bariatric Patients

    If they have no desire to take care of themselves, there isn't much that you can do for them no matter how hard you try.
  2. Old folks Still here?

    Wow. Hadn't realized that it's been almost a year since I was here. The joy of daily life getting in the way.
  3. boots

    There are many brands of quality boots out there. But you need to figure out what you need. Height. You have that with the 8" requirement. Type of sole. Does it need to be solid, composite, or not matter. Insulation requirement for winter wear. Do these need to double as a fire fighting boot, or just as uniform wear? Personally, I've worn Rocky and Danner over the years. These have worked well with my extra wide feet. Feet are important. Don't cut quality for savings when it comes to your feet. You will regret it.
  4. Certification in different state

    This is a problem nationwide that has been going on for years. You have guys in the military who have been doing advanced stuff, but then when they get out, no one recognizes their certs and abilities anymore. Many of them have had to start at step one and go to EMT school all over again. I just saw a post on another forum that I am on that said that the Army did not renew the contract for CEU's. So basically, they are kind of throwing everyone under the bus to do their own CEU's to maintain what they learned/earned in the Army. Walle, I would keep calling to get an answer, but I would also plan on starting all over again, unfortunately.
  5. You can't pay for this type of publicity

    This is nothing new with them. It was the same way when I worked in No VA in the late 80's/early 90's. You would think with the Nation's Capital it would be better than this. They can't even be bothered to walk across the street for a report of a "male down."
  6. Good ways to kill patients

  7. Gender Uncertainty & Good Manners

    I just tell them I need it for the report and ask. After that, instead of the usual "Mr" or "Ms," I'll resort to using their first name. And yeah, there are haters out there who will be pissed regardless of what you say. I like what Ricky Nelson sang. "You can't please everyone, so, you've got to please yourself."
  8. Rules To Live By

    1. Whenever you feel the need to go to the bathroom, get off your ass and GO NOW. If you wait even one more minute, that call is going to come in where you will be "holding it" for at least an hour. Next.
  9. More on backboards and spinal immobilization

    At my old urban job, we had the option of clearing C-spine in the field if certain criteria were met. If there was any doubt, put them on the board. If all services had access to vacuum matresses, it might be different. I think that they have a bit more padding.
  10. Funny EMS Picts

    Had one who told me she was allergic to Benedryl. It made her sleepy.
  11. Good ways to kill patients

    Not glancing into the back of the truck when responding on another call from the ER to make sure your partner put the cot back in.
  12. $10 says someone out there has had a call like this:

    Where I am now, we had one who thought he was Allah. Same thing. My favorite was one night when it was snowing, we were heading to another call as an extra because we were in the area. We get to a stoplight, and I see a cop car across from us. Instead of looking at us, there cops are staring off to their right. I follow their direction and see this guy walking naked in the snow. I yell at my partner to stop, and he started yelling at me wondering why. I told him to look to his left, and all he says is "Holy shit!" We all walk over to this guy and I ask him, "How you doing, buddy?" He has that thousand yard stare and just keeps looking straight ahead and says, "Jesus is calling me home." He told us that Jesus had appeared in his computer and told him it was time to "go home." I found out about a week later that this guy was a computer programmer or something like that. He had just gotten up and walked away from work. He walked from the downtown area to where we found him at about the 72nd block of the west side. He had been gradually taking off his clothes as he walked because he was told he wouldn't need them anymore. Usually they all seem to think that they are Jesus, or Jesus and the CIA are involved somehow.
  13. Here's My Intro

    New to the site, but not to the job. Been doing this for over 20 years in many different positions, services, etc. Currently, I am working as a medic in Saudi Arabia. Before I came here, and when I go back, I served as a medic on a Federal DMAT Team. Just looking to learn different things, and meet some more folks.