"Can the medics operate as a single medic or do they have to stay together?
As a medic, I would have split ways with the other medic, leaving him with the patient in the bus, or the other patient. Either way, she would have not been left alone, and…"
"Does this artical take into account the assessment skills of the people requesting the intercept?
I think if the authors did this, they would see why some calls were code 1 and BLS the rest of the way."
"Where I am, New York State, all intubated patients need wave form capnography on them.. The EMS agencie where I am employed required it before it became manditory at the state level..
Also, when we use CPAP, we need to use wave form, by protocol."
"I have seen what albuterol does to a chf'er.. it opens them up and floods them.. I got caught with the history of both chf and copd. She was weezing, started her ona combi-treatment. Within 2 minutes, she was flooded to the point that she has…"
"A good medic is confient in his skills- both BLS and ALS, always aquiring knowledge via class, skills, QA/QI, and from other, more veteran and junior peers, he has to know his limitations, and above all, be PROFESSIONAL."
"I, too have had the great joy to respond to these calls...... and have stuck to some rules that were taught to me by a wiser, and resected medic...
Rule 1: Make contact with the nurse that called for the tranport, even if you have to wait to make…"