"I'm on an island EMS volunteer service. About a year ago last summer we received a tone out at midnight to meet at the island's medical clinic. There stood a large young man, shirtless and splattered with blood, weaving back and forth on a…"
"Since we're taught to use an OPA only in cases with a lack of gag reflex, the tongue depressor requirement would seem to be unnecessary for pediatrics. It would seem a rare requirement in an adult situation, but it also seems that no two…"
"As Fossil Paramedic noted, it's quite common in rural EMS settings to know your patients as friends or families. I've lived on this island for 20 years now and since becoming an EMT-B, I've known every patient as a friend or…"
"Just wanted to say hello from Vinalhaven, an island town 13 miles off of Rockland, ME. We have 1,200 people year round and a summer population that can grow to 4,000. Access to the island daytime only via a state ferry service [5-6 boats daily, 90…"