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SWA_EMT last won the day on September 5 2016

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  1. Here's my $0.02. While a BGL is necessary, the next of kin/responsible party is irrelevant. The pt is 18, which means she has to make the decision for herself. That being said, I'm not necessarily concerned about the elevated pulse & respiration rates. She was just biking, of course she's going to be elevated. Along that thought process, chances are she may also be an avid cyclist/athlete, which means she may have a low BP normally. Now, while the lack of memory for the event as well as date/time is concerning, we cycle (see what I did there? ) back to the necessity for a BGL.
  2. I'm much the fan of King airways over Combitubes as well. If I'm the only medic on a code, I would rather slip the King in & use that as my airway so that I can concentrate on other measures.
  3. I had a 90'sY/O lady once, who happened to have had an AICD placed back in the stone age. We got called for a fall...and I noticed quite a largely swollen area under her L shoulder. Not knowing she had the device, I made the mistake of saying "Ooooooh that's not good."
  4. Wow...this news is sad. I know that she had some really serious health issues over the last few years. Jess was one of the very few that I talked to pretty regularly from here, & we continued that contact in other social media avenues. She will be greatly missed!!
  5. Wait what's that sound? Oh, it's just the sound of the wooden soooo scraping against the pot. Haha.
  6. Here I sit broken hearted.... Yeah, still just kinda hanging out in the shadows. I should probably work on that. I'm not even sure who's around here anymore that I used to talk with.
  7. What helped me was listening to music while I studied. I'm talking light, soft, classical music. It's said to open up your mind & allow you to think clearer. Just my 2 cents.
  8. Honestly, you cope by doing exactly what you did. You go home & hug, kiss, & hold your family members tight. You tell them that you love them & that they mean everything to you. Life is short.....nothing we can do as humans, or providers of any level, will change that. Sometimes bad things happen to good people. Just make sure you're going home knowing that you did your absolute 110% best for that person....so you can look at yourself in a mirror & say these important words: I love you.
  9. I, like a few others I've seen posting, am still on the fence with this. Yes, I see huge benefits to allowing public, LEO, &/or EMT use of Narcan. I also see many of the negatives to that provision. Narcan given IN is great, but based on personal experience alone, I saw no difference in the speed at which it reversed the opioid effects of some poor soul.
  10. I'm not quite sure what this "old" mess is all about.....but I'm still around every now & then.
  11. Can't take the call. My EPCR died. Hehe.
  12. It's been quite some time since I ventured into the reaches known as emtcity......must say I like some of the changes I see. I've been a medic for just over 2 years now....so that's probably the biggest change for me since I've been away...
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  14. That is awesome that you followed up on the advice given to you. I do wish you the best of luck in searching for an agency.
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