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Old 06-02-2011, 10:23 PM   #21
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I had a woman get some puke in my mouth because she was suffering from a class 5 brain aneurism.
Ewww yeah. Projectile vomit.

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Abdo pain, motor-vehicle, nausea/vomitting. (boooo)
WTF .. you telling me people in Canada call an ambulance for vomiting?
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Your most gruesome scene you went on?
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Can you get this mayonaise jar out of my ass?
I worked for a medical imaging company that had a very close ties with a major SF hospital. One of the radiologists used to bring x-rays in once a week so you could guess what was there.

There was some pretty weird shit (pardon the pun) but never a mayo jar (that I saw)
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Old 06-02-2011, 10:29 PM   #24
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Ewww yeah. Projectile vomit.



WTF .. you telling me people in Canada call an ambulance for vomiting?
They call for toe pain or stomach aches lasting for several days.

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Your most gruesome scene you went on?
Rollover. 17y/o Female DOA on ground behind vehicle. 60MPH rollover in an early 90's pickup.

Not good.
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Old 06-02-2011, 10:29 PM   #25
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What is the difference between "cold and dead" and "warm and dead"? I've heard this in a chat between EMTs.
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Old 06-02-2011, 10:29 PM   #26
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All the time! Is it really that hard to put your address up????
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What is the difference between "cold and dead" and "warm and dead"? I've heard this in a chat between EMTs.
Warm and dead is dead-dead.

Cold and dead is mostly dead.

If you have to choose. Choose Cold and Dead.

It's to do with Hypothermia. You can be super hypothermic and for all intents and purposes to anyone, you'd be dead. But bring them back up to temperature and with proper techniques, they still live. So that's why they say, you're not dead till you're warm and dead.
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Old 06-02-2011, 10:32 PM   #28
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Is it difficult to cope with injuries/death? especially with a small child
When I was doing training hours in an ER, had an infant come in full arrest. Died of SIDs. Father came in, heard the news and went bezerk. Took 5 of us to hold the guy down. God awful. But it is true that you become pretty desensitized to much of it. "Meh" is sort of where you end up. Lot's of dark humor in the field too. It's a coping mechanism. Will refrain from details.
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Old 06-02-2011, 10:32 PM   #29
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Any easy book to read for 12lead ekgs for dummies!?!?
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read the book! GTFO

12 lead: The art of interpretation I'm a natural freaking genius so I didn't need it....lol j/k I paid attention in class
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Old 06-02-2011, 10:33 PM   #30
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Where you other medics workin? I'm AMR here in southern WA state. Wev been getting our asses kicked with the amount of calls. And running down ambulances every day doesn't help.

We do 911 and interfacility transfers. Been running average of 8 transports a day, 12 hr shift.
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If you have to look too hard and long at a 12 lead.... There's nothing too significant to see!
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Old 06-02-2011, 10:35 PM   #33
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They call for toe pain or stomach aches lasting for several days.

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Old 06-02-2011, 10:35 PM   #34
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ACLS is a joke now a days. Read the book, pay attention in class...it's easy now.
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Old 06-02-2011, 10:36 PM   #35
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Warm and dead is dead-dead.

Cold and dead is mostly dead.

If you have to choose. Choose Cold and Dead.

It's to do with Hypothermia. You can be super hypothermic and for all intents and purposes to anyone, you'd be dead. But bring them back up to temperature and with proper techniques, they still live. So that's why they say, you're not dead till you're warm and dead.
Oooh I think I understand....

So if you bring them back to temp and they are still dead, it's a done deal. But if they are cold but "dead" there's still a chance because they can possibly still survive if you warm them up?
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Your most gruesome scene you went on?
I've done this for 16 yrs....hell if I know. It's all just blood...some have a little some have more....some have a whole lot. Nothing really stands out. seen all kinds of crap.
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Do you truly realize how important you are to us?

I want to thank you for all of the long nights, the trauma you see and the hard work you do.

Heroes. That's what you are. Thank you.
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Your most gruesome scene you went on?
Small car sideswiped a semi at about 100km/hr. Car was destroyed, patient was still alive, but hanging out the drivers window. Massive head/neck/back/chest/abdomen trauma but still able to squeeze my hand and open his eyes when I asked him to. Lesser trained fire/rescue, poor conditions and general fucked-upness of the car made it nearly impossible to get him out and he ended up arresting on me in my hands when we just about had him out.

This was in February and it still messes with me sometimes. My partner was friends with his son.
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Where you other medics workin? I'm AMR here in southern WA state. Wev been getting our asses kicked with the amount of calls. And running down ambulances every day doesn't help.

We do 911 and interfacility transfers. Been running average of 8 transports a day, 12 hr shift.
Rural county service...closest hospital 25 or so miles. All 911, need a transfer call a private service.
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When I was doing training hours in an ER, had an infant come in full arrest. Died of SIDs. Father came in, heard the news and went bezerk. Took 5 of us to hold the guy down. God awful. But it is true that you become pretty desensitized to much of it. "Meh" is sort of where you end up. Lot's of dark humor in the field too. It's a coping mechanism. Will refrain from details.
^^^This

Worked a 8 week old one time. Didn't make it....he had just angioplasty 3 days before....everyone has their own way of dealing with stuff they see.
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