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nypamedic43 last won the day on March 5 2012

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  1. Thank you for letting us know Brett. What a loss to his community. Sending love and light to his family.
  2. her mom said it was diabetes related. I'm not sure, I talked to her just a couple of hours before she was found by her son Nick. We talked daily and I miss her so very much. As for Don, he hasn't been around Jess or Nick since she left him, so I don't know how he is doing.
  3. I haven't been here in ages either. Hi everyone!
  4. Not really a viable alternative in this case though. I wouldn't have been able to write anything down that he would understand because he was still postictal although fighting us. I'm not even sure that he was able to read lips...which would have been something anyway.
  5. I had a call yesterday for a seizure. When we got there, we found a posdictal male patient laying on the floor. Staff stated that he had been having focal seizures for about 45 minutes before he ended up having a grand mal seizure. His caretaker, told us that the patient was deaf, mute, mildly mentally retarded and knew limited sign language. I did my work up and when I poked him for the IV, he had a very strong pain reflex and I lost the site. I erred on the side of caution, as his vital signs were fairly stable, elevated but stable, to not try for another IV. I am glad I didn't. O
  6. wow!! the changes are pretty cool. :)

  7. Ok this nasty weather can go away...like ..yesterday.

  8. Merry Christmas everyone!

  9. I have read a couple of articles in the last couple days that were interesting. http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/lookout/gunman-behavior-shootings-indicates-planning-control-former-fbi-180620270.html http://www.examiner.com/article/a-killer-s-profile-why-adam-lanza-killed-innocent-children http://www.latimes.com/news/nation/nationnow/la-na-nn-sandy-hook-gunman-tried-to-buy-rifile-days-before-20121215,0,5913090.story I think the US truly needs to examine the way that mental health issues are treated. I think we need to take away the stigma of mental health issues. We need better di
  10. Nothing and I do mean nothing could ever ever prepare me for dealing with this kind of thing. I cannot even imagine it. I know without a doubt that if this kind of thing ever happened here...it would be my last day of work in EMS. My thoughts and prayers to the victims families and to our EMS brothers and sisters.
  11. I have to wonder what is wrong with someone to go into an elementary school and just start shooting. Innocent babies dead because someone decided it would be a good idea. The shooters mother dead because she was a teacher in that school. Can someone explain it? anyone? cuz I sure can't. This world has gone absolutely insane. It seems that this kind of thing is getting more and more frequent. We all think of Columbine and the shooting at the Amish school in PA and I'm sure that there are others but they slip my mind just now. What in your life can be so bad that your only alternative
  12. Hey Bernhard!! I've been missing you and wondering where you got too! Welcome back my friend.....and V...wheres my train ride ticket??! hmmm??
  13. yes!! 2 days off...just in time for the full moon. dont call me...dont text page me, I am not available for anymore trips this week.

  14. AHA is a national standard...and you dont follow it?? I guess the science is invalid in Washington....And I thought NY was backwards in some things. I allow basic students to do whatever they can...splinting, bandaging, vital signs, administering aspirin or albuterol. If they have been taught how in class, then I let them do it in the field. If they arent comfortable then I do it and they can observe. The only way to learn is to do in this field and most people in the basic class have never had any kind of contact with this kind of work. Never had real contact with trauma or critically
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