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  1. Hello everyone!

    No,no...I made them read the first story from my iPad. They wanted more so I told them to go buy it
  2. Hello everyone!

    I made a friend of mine read the first story out loud in a restaurant last weekend. So here's 4 of us sitting at a table, drunk, laughing so hard we're crying and gagging. Can't imagine what the other 50 people in the restaurant were thinking... And it's the third time I read the book and I still laugh my butt off.
  3. Canadian Temperature Scale

    I just put the numbers in my phone, hit convert and it magically gives me the answer
  4. Canadian Temperature Scale

    +70 degrees Texans turn on the heat and unpack the thermal underwear. People in Canada go swimming in the Lakes. +60 degrees North Carolinians try to turn on the heat. People in Canada plant gardens. +50 degrees Californians shiver uncontrollably. People in Canada sunbathe. +40 degrees Italian & English cars won't start. People in Canada drive with the windows down. +32 degrees Distilled water freezes. Lake Superior's water gets thicker. +20 degrees Floridians don coats, thermal underwear, gloves, and woolly hats. People in Canada throw on a flannel shirt. +15 degrees Philadelphia landlords finally turn up the heat. People in Canada have the last cookout before it gets cold. 0 degrees People in Miami all die... Canadians lick the flagpole. 20 below Californians fly away to Mexico. People in Canada get out their winter coats. 40 below Hollywood disintegrates. The Girl Scouts in Canada are selling cookies door to door. 60 below Polar bears begin to evacuate the Arctic. Canadian Boy Scouts postpone "Winter Survival" classes until it gets cold enough. 80 below Mt. St. Helens freezes. People in Canada rent some videos. 100 below Santa Claus abandons the North Pole. Canadians get frustrated because they can't thaw the keg. 297 below Microbial life no longer survives on dairy products. Cows in Canada complain about farmers with cold hands. 460 below ALL atomic motion stops (absolute zero in the Kelvin scale). People in Canada start saying, "Eh, Cold 'nuff for ya?" 500 below Hell freezes over. The Leafs win the Stanley Cup
  5. I also already got my tires from my parents
  6. Switching to hospital pacer after transport

    I've seen them call in cardiology and have a trans venous pacer put in place before DCing external pacing.
  7. chest pain bad, nitrates good

    The rate may very well be the reason for the pain. What do you have on board that will control rate of a hemodynamically stable Afib pt? What cause cardiac pain? What does nitro do? Do you think the patient will benefit from nitro providing he/she remains hemodynamically stable until he/she can get the meds needed to definitively end this pain? Did your patients pain decrease after nitro administration?
  8. Just how do you fix this?

    ER translation... Surgeon: "where do I start?" Look carefully you can see his tongue moving...this is creepy f-up shit! Word is, he died a few hours later. Happened in Lebanon in 2009. I can't imagine anyone living with those kind of wounds, the probable brain damage and the probable cspine fx.
  9. Difference between airways

    We don't use combitubes here anymore. We have kings now. One difference is, blind insertion vs visualized insertion. Blind slips in without the need to see the anatomy and sits on top of the vocal cords. It directs the air flow towards the trachea, reducing gastric insuflation. They don't however provide a definitive airway. There's a risk of aspiration if the patient vomits because the vomiting may not be visible because of the tube blocks the view. Intubation requires the anatomy to be seen and a tube passed through the vocal cords. There's more to it than just push a tube in. Landmarks, techniques, troubleshooting difficult airways. This tube completely isolates the trachea therefor in case of vomiting, the risk of aspiration is minimal. They both have pros and cons, kings are faster and much simpler to insert but don't offer the long term protection of intubation. I find monitoring with a et tube easier than a king lt. Greater risk of damaging the anatomy with an et tube (improper techniques). Et tubes also require a lot of practice and is a skill one needs to maintain in order to be proficient.
  10. Cause of Death?

    Traumatic asphyxia. The sudden compression of the heart and mediastinum transmits this force to the capillaries of the head and neck. Pt presents with swelling and cyanosis to the head and neck. The skin below the will remain pink. Could your patient have lost consciousness with his chest against the tub?
  11. You might be in EMS if..

    I cringe when people say the word quiet outside of work now. I hit the deck expecting someone to blow up.
  12. You might be in EMS if..

    I love the conversations I have with psych patients! Sometimes I make my partner wonder who he's taking to the hospital
  13. just wanted to say hi

    Might I suggest you read over some topics already posted? There are a lot of great questions asked by a lot of people and a lot of great answers from some very experienced medics. If there's something you would like more clarification on, then ask. There's a lot to cover in this field, you're going to have to be a little more specific with what you want help with.