Mark A. Duell
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Transport of Morbidly Obese Patients
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Jeff Carrier Jun 2, 2009.

 

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Apr 14, 2010
Mark A. Duell replied to JEMS Web Chief's discussion Pennsylvania Paramedic Fatally Injured in Chase with Patient
"First I want to say my heart goes out to the family. My heart aches when one of our own have given the ultimate sacrifice. Our prayers are with his wife and children. May God fill the void left in your heart. Now I'm trying to understand, Is…"
Mar 8, 2010
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Feb 1, 2010
Mark A. Duell replied to Chris Cangemi's discussion Who's in Charge?
"Couldn't agree with you more!! "
Jan 2, 2010
Mark A. Duell replied to Chris Cangemi's discussion Who's in Charge?
"Oh boy, have you hit a cord w/me and others! We have the same problem when it comes to Pt. care. For me I think its a no brainer! We are only a Volunteer Dept., but the standard should be the same. I agree with with pretty much everything Ben Waller…"
Jan 2, 2010
antonio craig replied to Mark A. Duell's discussion Who Legally is Aloud to Make the Call? in the group Pennsylvania EMS Providers
"well as per protocols the should be by the emt. seeming as though the emt has the training to realize the difference between bls and als."
Nov 1, 2009
Mark A. Duell commented on JEMS Web Team's video
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"I think the video speaks volumes, but as some have said, teens seem immune to shock value. They need those that have been involved in something like this whether survivors or parents of those that have died to give testimonies in person. We had 5…"
Aug 25, 2009
Jody McKibben replied to Mark A. Duell's discussion Who Legally is Aloud to Make the Call? in the group Pennsylvania EMS Providers
"The answer to your question is NO. According to the protocols mentioned there was an incident and there was a patient, and he has no to little training in EMS so he had no right to recall the medics. "
Jun 8, 2009
Jeff Carrier replied to Mark A. Duell's discussion Transport of Morbidly Obese Patients
"The problem I see with bariatric stretchers is they need to re-design the head end of the cot. At my service, we transport a good amount of obese patients. When we raise the head of the stretcher, there is a flex point at the bottom of the hydraulic…"
Jun 2, 2009
Mark A. Duell replied to Mark A. Duell's discussion Transport of Morbidly Obese Patients
"Thanks Skip for the info. Take care and stay safe. "
Jun 1, 2009
Skip Kirkwood replied to Mark A. Duell's discussion Transport of Morbidly Obese Patients
"There is a great video of a new bariatric system from somewhere outside the US on youtube. Essentially, the stretcher is powered to the UP position, then is rolled in to a mount that extends backward from the ambulance floor. Then the wheels of the…"
May 31, 2009
Michael Spuehler replied to Mark A. Duell's discussion Transport of Morbidly Obese Patients
"Since we're dealing with emergency medicine, I have to label my input as "ancient history" since it occurred back circa 1992. I was dispatched to retrieve a morbidly obese woman from her home and transport her to the hospital. (As…"
May 30, 2009
Robin Renfrew replied to Mark A. Duell's discussion Who Legally is Aloud to Make the Call? in the group Pennsylvania EMS Providers
"I would rather have ALS be dispatched, arrive on the scene and be cancelled than just cancel them outright. Better to be safe than sorry! Also, QRS units have NO responsibility cancelling an ALS unit, as they will never be the transporting unit.…"
May 25, 2009
Mark A. Duell replied to Mark A. Duell's discussion Who Legally is Aloud to Make the Call? in the group Pennsylvania EMS Providers
"I agree and dito on the other stuff also. Connie Hensley said:I don't think a chief should recall the ALS, even if he is an EMT. I think that should be up to the BLS providers that are going to be responsible for pt. care, even if it is a pt.…"
May 25, 2009
Connie Hensley replied to Mark A. Duell's discussion Who Legally is Aloud to Make the Call? in the group Pennsylvania EMS Providers
"I don't think a chief should recall the ALS, even if he is an EMT. I think that should be up to the BLS providers that are going to be responsible for pt. care, even if it is a pt. refusal. Unfortunately, I've had this happen to me. As a…"
May 24, 2009
Mark A. Duell replied to Mark A. Duell's discussion Who Legally is Aloud to Make the Call? in the group Pennsylvania EMS Providers
"I guess I need to clarify my question better. On scene there is a walking wounded self extricated from a vehicle. Vehicle has rolled once with airbag deployment and some intrusion into passenger compartment. Obvious AOB. Prior to BLS arriving on…"
May 24, 2009

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Employer/Affiliation
Firefighter/EMT
Primary Agency/Department Type
Volunteer Fire/EMS Department
Primary Department/Agency Name
Shinglehouse Vol. Fire Dept. Inc.
Years in EMS/Public Safety
15
My Training:
EMT-B, FF-Essentials, Numerous other related classes, 200 hrs of state cert. Fire Police instruction.
About Me
I'm 42 yrs. old, have a wonderful wife of 24 yrs. 5 kids. 3 of which are in college or working, one in 8th, and one a Jr. in High School. All of which I am very proud of. I'm a Navy Vet. Have been employed by Cutco Cutlery Corp. for 19 yrs. as a Group Leader. Belong to a Volunteer Fire/Amb. Assoc. Past Amb. President, Fire Police Capt. , Board Member, and currently Fire/EMS Chaplain. Active in our church. Love the Fire/Ems Service. Would do it for a living, but it wouldn't pay the bills and support my family.
Day Job
Group Leader at Cutco Cutlery Corp.
I Love Being in EMS Because
It's a challenge. Always something different, never the same. Always something to learn and become better at. It's in my blood.
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Married

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What is the most efficient way of getting people to post their address #'s (PO Box #)? We are in a rural area and cover alot of back roads. It just seems no one thinks its impotant enough to have it posted out by the road till they need our help! Thought I would break the ice with a simple question since I'm new here:)

Posted on February 23, 2009 at 3:53pm — 5 Comments

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At 4:50pm on March 26, 2009, atbrawn said…
Mark,
How's it going? Not currently in the Navy. Out for the past year or two, but will probably be going back into the Reserves in the next year or so. Working in Philly area as a Flight Paramedic now. Thanks for the interest.
At 8:23pm on March 20, 2009, thumperak said…
Hey Mark,
Spring is coming. Lots of sunshine and daylight right now, but the ground is still very snow covered. Exposed pavement is shedding its ice but it is still getting cold in the evenings/early morning (cold being teens and low 20's F. right now)
At 8:39am on March 16, 2009, Nancy Butts said…
Thanks. I am fine. Life has gotten much busier for me since then. I always enjoyed going out to Somerset. Everyone was so great. Hope that I helped you with my information.
 
 
 
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