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arytmica

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    Climbing, Canyoneering, Music, MTB.

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    Paramedic & ER nurse (Sweden)
  1. arytmica

    ECG diagnosis

    BT's good, so let's try nitro, effect/no effect? No specific findings at the ECG so let's give the patient a ride to the ER for checkup and blood-samples...
  2. I've read some studies about it, and the results shows that the Igel/MLA is faster, easier and more time-effective compared to the endotracheal intubation, but some studies shows that the endotracheal intubation in cardiac arrest situations was associated with increased survival. But noone could tell exactly why.
  3. Hey there One year ago we changed our guidelines from endotracheal intubation to MLA/Larynx mask The reason was that the MLA is faster to apply and also that endotracheal intubation requires frequent training. There's a disagreement about this... Some people like the MLA, it's fast and easy, and some prefere the old school intubation. Anyway, the MLA ain't an 100% secure airway, and I think that's what bothers the most of my colleagues. My experience about the MLA is that it's working good most of the times, but sometimes it happens to be some air-leak which makes it hard to preform good ventilations. What's your oppinion about this? Do you use endotracheal intubation, MLA or both in your orgaiosation? What do you think about the different tools? (This is an MLA/Larynx mask) Don't know if it's called the same in your country?
  4. How would you manage this scene? Video: Photo: http://www.kamerabild.se/sites/kamerabild.se/files/styles/retina/public/field/image/3015_0_tlp_tranarpsbron01.jpg?itok=D0Sbt4Hi This is pictures from a renowned crash in Sweden last year. It was a lot of smog and extreme black ice at the scene. As you can see the accident occurred on two bridges which made it hard to manage the two crash-areas, simply because it was impossible to just walk over the other side. Do you have any interesting and challenging accidents/scenes from your organizations to share?
  5. We don't have the same transport ambulance service as you here in Sweden where I live. As this list shows all your meds I was woundering what kind of drugs you have in your emergency/911 ambulances? I guess the list is a bit different depending on which state and company we're talking about, but generally? Can someone post a list of your emergency-ambulance drugs? Would be interesting to compare with the drugs we're using over here.
  6. What is: D5-1/2NS D5-1/4NS D5LR D5NS D5W ? I'm from Sweden so don't recognize all your drugs in the list, but I can figure out some by the substance-name... But never heard of this ones before.
  7. By reading your profile info I assume you're working in "British Columbia, Canada". ? : )
  8. arytmica

    Work in US?

    Alright, Thanks for the info. I visited NZ during two months 2 years ago and I found your country really friendly and beautiful. Would like to go back someday. Yeah, more and more regions are using SLAS nowadays. It's still different "treatment guidelines" in alot of regions in our country, but I found SLAS very good and I hope it will be some national guidelines in a few years. Doesn't really matter that much but it would just make it more easy. : ) I don't know how you system is, but I guess you have a wide spectrum of drugs in your "treatment guidelines" too and alot of delegations? There's still some drugs we have to "call" the Med. Dr. on for using though.
  9. What kind of vehicles/modells are you using at your EMS regions/stations? Here's some pic of modells we're using in Sweden. Feel free to share pics of your vehicles! Nilsson - Volvo V70 ___________________________________ Volvo S80 ___________________________________ Mercedes Sprinter Mercedes Benz E-class Chevrolet CK30903
  10. arytmica

    Work in US?

    Thanks for your replies. Yeah, I know that the working visa might be the biggest problem. Unfortunately it's really hard for people outside your country to go there for work. However, all this is just questions. My girlfriend is a vet and she's looking for an one-year internship for her career. There's some places around the world which would be an option, for an example USA, Australia, UK and New Zealand. So that's why I'm checking the opportunities for works within my working area. Besides, I've always wanted to live in US for a year or so. I love your country and the nature. Kiwiology: From one place to another, You said you're an New Zealander. Do you have the same system over there with paramedics? I guess it's very similar to the UK EMS-system? Do I have to go throught the same steps as in US for working in your country? I guess it's easier to get a working Visa in NZ though. (?)
  11. arytmica

    Work in US?

    Hi! I live in Sweden and works as a specialist nurse in prehospital care. I'm really interested about working in the american EMS. Though, we have a totally different system in Sweden where it's not possible to convert our certificate/exam to your paramedic-certificate. We don't have paramedics in our ambulances, we have nurses with specialist education in prehospital care (4 years of university studies). So, I'm basicly wondering if it's possible to work in your country? Which way do I have to go? Do I need to apply for an EMT (-education in the US, to start with? Do you know if it's even possible to apply for an EMT education if you don't even live in the US from start? Have you heard about people from other places in the world working with you and have a different education? Is it possible? Of what I've heard, it also seems to be different requirements in different states? Best regards, The Swede
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