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  1. It has been a few years but I used to do both Fire and EMS. I was in the third world and and hate smoke but Fire was the best way to do high angle rescue. I always volunteered and absolutely love EMS . If you love medicine, go for it,
  2. I know the feeling. I quit posting here about the same time I quit practicing. I might try posting a little just to see how much I have forgotten. Enjoy your class friend.
  3. Of course, that pesky BLS airway.
  4. Holy resurrection Batman. If after 4 years anyone is sill around and interested I think that Left lateral recumbent, or any recumbent position will better circulation by increasing venous return, pre-load and therefore stroke volume in absence of pathologies that would deny this mechanism.
  5. Update. http://www.nbclosangeles.com/news/local/Trial-Kelly-Thomas-Police-Beating-Ramos-Cicinelli-Fullerton-210669311.html
  6. Richard. Ithink your advce is solid and well thought. I most likely won't go that far up the food chain. In my experience the sharks just get bigger. I am fixing to board in the trip back after a very successful campagn. Security looked twice at the x-ray but did not even make me open my bag. I think we are Charlie Mike.
  7. Thanks for all of the input everyone. I took a leap of faith and put the AED in my carry on. The conversation went like this Security; What is this? Me: A Defibrillator Security: What does it do? Me: It defibrillates. Security; I mean what do you use it for? Me: For people with heart problems. Security: Let me X-ray it again After running it through the X-ray and calling a couple of other agents to look at it he turns to me and said "Any liquids in your bag?" Bingo. Question Answered. AEDs are allowed on airplanes in carry on luggage. @ MikeEMT. No trauma here. Our tea
  8. It will be a surgical campaign. I will feel better if we have it. I think I am going to take ArticKat's advice and see how it goes.
  9. I know what you mean Artickat. I was traveling across the border from Mexico a few years back and had my jump bag with me. A single guy in a car will almost always get directed to secondary so I was not surprised when they tagged me for inspection. The guy ask if I had any medications. Of course I thought "personal" medication like the snowbirds that cross over to score prescription meds so I answered no. I did not even think of the jumpbag until he opened the back. When he starts going through my stuff I he pops up with my little sewing kit box full of injectables. You know, the usual
  10. Well, for starters, there is no facility so to speak. We are going to kinda be out in the jungle. Well, not exactly jungle but most definitely coastal semi-tropics. The gesture is not as admirable as you would think because I had not intended on giving it to them but simply keeping it on standby. I wish I had one to give away but then I would have to jump my patients with battery cables or some crazy thing like that
  11. Doesn't everyone? Just kidding. I am going to a medical caravan in a remote third world area and am not sure what kind of equipment will be available on the ground. I thought it would be of better use there than just sitting around the house. I think the airlines have a problem with the batteries so I am not going to risk trying to travel with it until I am sure. Third world security can be kinda hectic when the guards are not familiar with the equipment.
  12. Hey everyone, I have to apologize for not coming around more often but I have been a little distracted with school and stuff. I am going to travel by air and I am wondering if anyone knows if I can travel with a AED in my carry on bag. I really would hate to put it in my checked luggage. I couple of times things have been stolen from my checked luggage and I would really hate to loose my AED. I called the airline and they really are not sure if I can travel with it either in checked baggage or otherwise mainly because they didn't know what it is. I don't know why I would bother w
  13. Fantastic! Good on you Ruff!
  14. I want Dwayne as my next preceptor.
  15. I like Mioplex with soy protein. Of course if you have feminoid tendencies it could promote man boobs. I stay away from milk based protein because of arteriosclerosis.
  16. We roll the same for all calls. I am on the clock and it really doesn't matter who the patient is, unless of course it was Jennifer Aniston.
  17. The damp socks go on your feet and the wet ones are hung around your neck to dry.
  18. DFIB

    Daytona 500

    If he did have boobs he would never get to the track, just sit around the house and play with them.
  19. DFIB

    Daytona 500

    If Earnhardt only had boobs ....
  20. Agenda?!? Do you mean there is a hidden agenda? Well crap, that changes everything!!!
  21. I toothache can be pretty darn serious leading to a host of life threatening situations, cellulitis, sepsis, pericarditis ...
  22. I have never had it but it has been recommended to me many times. It might just be hooey but different sites recommend insurance for CPR instructors to protect against malpractice. There are basically three types of liability Teaching Liability, General Liability and Administrative liability as described in this article. HPSO offers professional liability insurance that includes Instructor insurance. I have no relation or interest in HPSO.
  23. Absolutely amazing! Just in time to secede!
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