"I don't know about freezers, but the service I used to work for full time used coolers with ice packs, rotated every 12 hours. Less than $50/truck (even with a thermometer) if you have reliable enough crews, though you may need to rotate more…"
"Ben Dowdy said:
Personally, I've found the bigger problem is that they appear to have not been made by people with medical training, but by graphic designers who were given the book and told to maker a Powerpoint out of it. :) But they do often…"
"Problem with the 12-leads: if your local cath lab is typical, the staff for the cath lab are on 30 minute call. If you get the 12-lead just before you start moving, they're not going to be in-house (let alone set up) by the time you hit the…"
"Skip Kirkwood said:
And that's the clincher. We've got to get out of the mindset that our scene needs to be totally safe--in part, because our day-to-day scenes aren't (as already noted). I ran into a medic just the other day who was…"
"Scott RB said:
It's just like any other medicine: it has its up and down sides, and times you use it, and times you don't. I like it, it's one of my favorite drugs, and sometimes I use it on patients as well. ;)
"Skip Kirkwood said:
Hopefully just a "mini-reg," which is basically get their name and DOB so you can get them into the computer system (and connect this visit to their medical record, if available), then go back and get…"
"Are people lying about their pot use to you all that much? I've never really had anyone that I suspected of it *not* admit it, and I've had plenty of people cop to it even when I didn't suspect.
Of course, since MJ doesn't…"
"I suppose if I were just supervising a midlevel I could see 10/hour...but then when I said those 10 pts were "seen by a doctor," they would literally have been seen. Glanced at, more like. Interesting."
"It's pretty much a matter of time in many places, though everyone trying to protect a fiefdom can slow it down some (or a lot, depending on local politics, which is why my county has 1 PSAP, while Cuyahoga Co OH has 47).
It doesn't have…"
Please tell me you just made that number up. Either that, or I'm going to be extremely jealous of how much support your docs over there have that they can see a pt and not have to spend any time on documentation etc. :)"
"It may vary by region--the only thing I remember is several lifts of weights that were meant to represent lifting a patient from floor to stretcher, stretcher to height, etc. This was ca. 2003 in Akron, OH."
I know what your referring to in the PICU. Kinda a cpap for infants. Though the flow rates are usually much lower than 15lpm. I though it was interesting however in this article that there actually seems to be a transient increase in o2 sat even during apnea!
doc please contact me about your you-tube video..the Seattle arrest survival rate is not based in 100% fire response.....King county is included in that study I believe which is also serviced by KC medic one (3rd service ems)
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