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  1. Two Newfies, Bob and Eli, were adrift in a lifeboat. While rummaging through the boat's provisions, Bob stumbled across an old lamp. He rubbed the lamp vigorously and a genie came forth. This genie,however, stated that he could only deliver one wish, not the standard three. Bob immediately blurted out, "Turn the entire ocean into Molson Canadian beer." The genie clapped his hands with a deafening crash, and immediately the sea turned into beer and the genie vanished. Only the gentle lapping of beer on the h
  2. There was apprehension when the AED's were placed in the public, guess this is along the same lines. I hope for first responders to receive the training, not so sure about the general public.
  3. Does he have a bite of any sort. Had a pt. not to long ago that became septic from a bite. Don't know what his labs were but same symptom's with the heart rate etc. Or because he does nothing but sit on his ass, how about a blood clot. I have seen some very sore legs with clots.
  4. I am going with septis. Had a young guy get a spider bite on the leg. All the same symptoms. Was medivaced intubated with a 50/50 chance of survival.
  5. :DShe's pretty cute. She has the B-day as my son. Enjoy her as she will grow up so fast your head will spin.
  6. I don't think I have asked that question. Most people in town already know the gory details anyways.
  7. The first one reminds me of the story of when my husbands parents went to Hawaii and left 4 teen age boys home alone. Needless to say the day of their parents arrival they thought they had everything covered after the block party that lasted for 10 days. They looked at the linoleum floor and noticed all the cigarette burn marks. The parents didn't smoke. They went an got their aunts nail polish bowl that had about 300 colors in it and painstakingly matched nail polish to floor. For some reason, maybe because everyone in town was at the party, no one tattled on them. The parents didn't kn
  8. Sorry if I offended you that was not my intent. I was just curious if anything had changed.
  9. Ruff it is great that you are all okay and dealing with this, your family is lucky that you have the skills to help them. The most disturbing thing I got out of your post is the following quote: "this really pisses me off that we had to go through this and that I have to explain this crap to my daughter who I was hoping would not be exposed to something of this nature for another couple of years." The reason I find this so troubling is that in the US you have to actually think about having these conversations and or experiences with your kids. Not to say us in Canada don't have our
  10. So back in Dec I was placing the stretcher back into the ambulance. I was not squared up and accidently hit the locking mechanism and in turn I walked into the stretcher hitting my upper chest area aka the boob. It really didn't hurt and I didn't think to much of it. Later that evening as I was getting dressed to go out, and I noticed swelling and some bruising. This happened on a Saturday so not thinking it was a big deal waited until the following Monday to go and see the doctor. After a good exam the Dr. stated that yes there was a hematoma and to come back if necessary. I also had m
  11. In this case I would not have boarded and collared. I would though have done a very good exam both verbal and physical. All of my findings would have been documented. I had a pt on New Years day who was fighting around with his brother and fell on cement. Of course both were pissy eyed drunk. Any ways I did not collar or board because he was resisting everything I did and flailing his head around. If I did I thought he would have done more damage if there was any. Went to the hospital and explained to the receiving nurse my thought process, he agreed but put on a collar anyway to cov
  12. hummmmmmmm what to say. oh ya there are those that call for stupid things. really a rash on your hands and feet, bet you thought you were getting out of your jail cell for an extended period of time
  13. Always make sure your scene is safe. If you die the pt may die
  14. Kiwi you funny little bird have you not learned anything, Bigger is not always better. And if it isn't big that's what batteries are for
  15. I am the body removal in our community. In rural and remote communities there is no other way. I will say this, I have had a few great conversations with the dead. Here for the sake of the family I will sit in the back with the body and take them to the morgue. It seems a bit creepy but I have to say it makes the family feel better and in a way it makes me feel better that one very small gesture helps the family.
  16. I would love to see some video of the island your on. Richard the whale pic is one whale of three. They are on their way up the inlet chasing salmon. When the whales come up the inlet, the whole community goes to see them, and believe me the word gets around faster than smoke signals.
  17. I know I talk a lot about where I live. Here is an awesome video of some of the scenery which I get to see everyday. I also get to see Killer Whales playing outside my work window (the pic of a big bull was about 2 weeks ago) and yesterday watched a sea lion chase its dinner. There are shots of Vancouver in the video also, but as a whole it is Haida Gwaii at it's best. Enjoy Happy http://vimeo.com/76166406
  18. Hey Mobey I have to ask, why was your pt not on your cot?... not trying to be criticle but if a pt is going to switch on you, if they are strapped down you have few more seconds to react. And yes get a flash light and few lessons in personal protection. My father taught me a move that can break someones are with a quick twist and it works. Good luck
  19. awesome sending it those that need to see it asap......................................
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