Eydawn

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Eydawn last won the day on May 18 2016

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About Eydawn

  • Birthday 08/05/1986

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    Female
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    Colorado
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    Reading, EMS, nursing, hiking, 4-wheeling, Search and Rescue, dogs, good food, my hubby, traveling, learning just about anything and everything I can...

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    Registered Nurse, Search and Rescue EMT

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  1. Eydawn

    Old folks Still here?

    I have so many good memories of this forum in its heyday. Chat was a blast. Great threads. Lots of interaction. Definitely shaped me as a provider in a lot of ways. It's also hard when the curtain gets pulled aside... so I think I'll just revel in that nostalgia, lol. Good to see so many old faces! Doczilla, I'm stoked for you to be in Texas, but wonder if the trek to CAP Lab is gonna be worth it without you at the helm... ;-) Plus your opening speech every year was one of the highlights!
  2. Eydawn

    Old folks Still here?

    Bushy!! Glad to see you came out on top. :-)
  3. Eydawn

    Old folks Still here?

    Hey guys. Still around. ;-) Busy as hell, as usual...
  4. Eydawn

    Barbara Womack

    Hi all... I've been talking to Dwayne pretty frequently. Things are going OK... but he is in need of some help if anyone feels so inclined. I have set up a GoFundMe for him and Dylan. https://www.gofundme.com/DwayneAndDylanW This was a very sudden thing... it's going to be a tough road for them. All the love and good energy you can send will be a good thing. Miss you guys....
  5. You were there in spirit! I don't remember what slide you're talking about tho. I do remember the lardass Batman on the mobility scooter... ;-) Seriously, it was phenomenal as always. They did a great job.
  6. Howdy all, I have a Littmann Cardiology III steth that has been my trusty work horse through SAR, nursing school and my first three years of practice. My mother in law got it for me back in '08. The tubing has developed cracks (probably just from age, and from my OCD "clean the bell and the first 8 inches of tubing with an alcohol swabbie before and after patient contact" that I finally sequenced into my care.) I'm curious if anyone has had experience replacing their own tubing, as the bell is the expensive part... I'm using my backup Master Classic right now that my cousin got me for Christmas, and it's just NOT the same. I miss my good steth, darn it all! I was looking at Littmann's site, and it'll run $100 to send it in to get it refurbished. Amazon has a variety of options for replacement tubing/binaurals, at a much more affordable price. Thoughts? Past experience? --Wendy
  7. Eydawn

    Old folks Still here?

    I love ALL of you. Laughing so hard right now. My husband totally doesn't hear the "it's a secret" part (blew a friend's engagement to another friend... fortunately we locked it down with him, lol!) Plausible deniability... uh huh.. ROFL @ Doc... yes, perhaps you should listen!
  8. Eydawn

    Research Paper on Shock

    Potential patient presentations? Accurate citations from reputable resources, good grammar and spelling... how long should your paper be according to the assignment?
  9. Eydawn

    When medicine just isn't enough

    I can't say anything other than what's been said already... these wise folks hit it on the head. It's OK to get discouraged, and to have trouble processing for a bit. It's when it sticks around for too long or interferes with your ability to function as a person or a provider that you should probably see someone professional to help get things sorted out. Lots of hugs and good energy to you...
  10. Eydawn

    My Pants Have No Pockets!

    I'm just a creature of habit. And I find it saves me time, is all...
  11. Eydawn

    My Pants Have No Pockets!

    I have a pockets system that I love. But I'm also on the nursing side of e-med, and have specialty carts for stuff... it'd be kinda awkward to keep a pelvic setup in my cargo pockets! I wear the Dickies men's zip front drawstring button closure scrub pants. Two front pockets, one back pocket, and two cargo pockets. Left cargo gets a pair of non-latex sterile gloves (nothing like realizing all the gloves in the trauma room are latex when a trauma surgeon asks you to insert a foley!) Right cargo gets my phone and a shit ton of saline flushes. Left top pocket doesn't get anything (used to keep sterile caps and extra saline locks in there, but I don't find I often need them down in the ED.) Right top pocket gets TONS of alcohol swabbies. Scrub top, left front pocket gets my inhaler, my nitro, my chapstick and my bandage scissors and holds meds that I have to return or waste. Right front pocket gets a shit ton of pens (doctors are pen thieves!), a penlight and a sharpie or two. I actually wore those black scrub pants for my EMS ride that I got to do as part of my orientation to the ED... worked GREAT... --Wendy
  12. Hey North, There's the EMSAC conference in Keystone the weekend of Nov 6th-9th, as well as the Flight For Life conference the following weekend in Breckenridge. Links: http://emsac.org/conference/ (Not cheap, but I hear it's amazing. Plus the esteemed Kelly Grayson will be presenting... and I couldn't miss a chance to fangirl...) https://www.flightforlifecolorado.org/flc/trainings-and-outreach/sar-conference/ (way more budget friendly, and put on by a very good group.) Two of us are going to EMSAC from my team, and we're sending up to 10 folks to the FFL conference.
  13. Well, shucks, 'zilla! Stay safe. Catch you NEXT year then. ;-) I still can't believe I talked my team's exec board into flying 4 of us out there... goes to show you how cool this resource you guys offer really is. --Wendy
  14. Hi all! I just registered for CAP lab at Wright State University... anyone else going? I'm bringing 3 other members of my SAR team with me. Woohoo! https://medicine.wright.edu/emergency-medicine/ems-cadaver-anatomy-procedure-lab Here's the link if anyone's interested... it's some seriously good learning that is hard to beat! --Wendy
  15. Eydawn

    Old folks Still here?

    Carl! I didn't know you'd had a cardiac arrest! Glad to see you still around, friend.