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  1. I like my prirate name better well i guess you can call me Snooty Bubble-sniffer :roll:
  2. im now pirate angelina the parrotless
  3. FYI Im for the queen charlotte islands and we just did a pack of emr's through out island. from what i understand is the training is very different then the pcp. if you haven't done your licensing exam please read everything in your manuals. not one person passed the written because they did think that there was going to be questions about what the didn't learn in class. so think outside of the box and read everything. iv been doing this for 12 years and i to have a full time job. you will get your best experience from the others that you work with and if they are good they will be patie
  4. Let me ask. Why should we bash some one who has the power to kick us in the ass. :roll: She maybe cranky, old, and unresonable but she is the mother. DON'T POKE THE BEAR. :shock: :twisted: :evil:
  5. Personally i love this piece of equip. I have always done the straps on the same side. The best call i had with the ked was an infant that fell off the change table. She fit right in and because you can wrap the sides right around it stopped any movement. You have to use zap straps instead of the ked straps in the instance. Anyways use when ever possible.
  6. Brentoli yes you can make a sign and have fun with that. As for Khanek I to know what you mean as I have had to deal with the partner that makes you go from 0 to 60 in 45 seconds. He once got in my face (I was attending) with a patient (he freaked) that had FAINTED. He decided that this pt was a code 3 and in front of the patient told me that I had to move faster. I just kept on doing what I was doing and we went to the hospital code 3. The hospital was in a uproar because the patient was fine but the doc looked at me as to say I was an idiot (dont get me wrong i can be just as stupid as
  7. to bad our partners aren't perfect and we are. one of the first things i learned in school is paramedic = pair of medics. maybe you should accually sit down with the ff and just let him or her know exactly what you expect from them. personally i love having the fire men with me as they save my back and try to help to The Best of Their Ability not mine. ps you can't look stupid on the radio but you can sound pretty dumb
  8. I am amazed at the amount of negative things that go on in the ems group. Maybe im blind to it as I happen to work with a great bunch of people. Our station doesn't have the problems of back stabbing ect. I know that if I have a Bad Call one of my partners is going to call or stop by just to make sure I'm okay. We always have debriefing with a unit chief who just cares about his crew. I love being a paramedic even though I was thrown into this career when my brother in law died infront of me (Death cert states "Cause of death unknown" and his whole family. On the day of his death there w
  9. I love the KED and use it as much as possible. My rule of thumb with this equipment is if the patient is stable then the KED is appropriate, if unstable the back board or clamshell is used. Iv also use the ked on stable chidren they fit in it great and they like the secure feeling they get by being wrapped up in it. hope this helps
  10. i got fined $590. looks like im in the middle of heaven and hell
  11. Think i found it http://www.abebooks.com/servlet/SearchResu...amp;x=0&y=0 the photo is #15 if this is it i want to see a pit bull with lipstick
  12. At the riding club find someone who can fall off a horse safely. arrange for the local ambulance to respond to a mock riding accident. it would be a good test for them and the kids will see first hand at what paramedics do in those situations. make sure there is alot of screaming ect for effect. maybe use someone they don't know and never tell the kids it was fake. it will stay in their minds forever. happiness ps a helmet saved my life at 10 when my foot got stuck in the stirup and i was dragged for awhile. and yes my mother made me get right back on.
  13. One of my first calls in my community was a gunshot to the head. The guy survived and is doing well to this day. When I was paged out I didn't have a clue to what I was responding to and an extra paramedic just happen to come along incase we need help (thank god) I didn't touch the pt but I did fall down the stairs, dropped the streacher, and just about dropped the spine board on the pt. Thank god nobody said bad things to me and just said stop running and take a breath if you need to it only takes seconds to do that. oh and make sure your boots are tied up. You will have those calls tha
  14. Okay here goes my opinion if this was my call i wouldn't use a traction splint. This is how I would have handled this call. First i can't figure out how the femur can twist as the pt is being loaded. I would have packaged this pt with a blanket between the legs and then use zap straps at the hips above the knees (if they are not going to cover the injury) or below the knees and at the ankles. Then i would use the clam shell or a back board to place the pt onto the stretcher. If the discription of the femur twisting like taffy is a true statement that would tell me that the bone would be s
  15. Ya know James it's always great to be someone that can help others but two points you should learn about this call is that you and your partner could have become pts. and that please always remember saftey never takes a holiday
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