Delta00's 2002 Tacoma 4WD

Go Back   Tacoma World Forums > Off-Topic > Off-Topic Discussion

Notices

Ask A Medic

Reply
 
Referenced Products Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 04-24-2013, 11:28 AM   #1242
Senior Member
futuretacoowner is one of the sharper tools in the shedfuturetacoowner is one of the sharper tools in the shedfuturetacoowner is one of the sharper tools in the shedfuturetacoowner is one of the sharper tools in the shedfuturetacoowner is one of the sharper tools in the shedfuturetacoowner is one of the sharper tools in the shedfuturetacoowner is one of the sharper tools in the shedfuturetacoowner is one of the sharper tools in the shedfuturetacoowner is one of the sharper tools in the shedfuturetacoowner is one of the sharper tools in the shedfuturetacoowner is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
futuretacoowner's Avatar
EMS: First Responder, Primary Care Paramedic, Advanced EMT
Name: Andrew
Joined: Sep 2010, #42589
Location: Canada
Age: 23
Gender: Male
Posts: 1,539
futuretacoowner's Tacoma Gallery
Quote:
Originally Posted by Krazie Sj View Post
Bring a lunch. You'll stay thinner and have more money.
usually do, but. i havent had a chance to stop at the grocery between a conference on my days off and having to travel almost 2 hours to get to work. hopefully i can stop tonight.
  Reply With Quote
Old 04-24-2013, 01:03 PM   #1243
TW's Official anti body-lift pundit
TacoMX is one of the sharper tools in the shedTacoMX is one of the sharper tools in the shedTacoMX is one of the sharper tools in the shedTacoMX is one of the sharper tools in the shedTacoMX is one of the sharper tools in the shedTacoMX is one of the sharper tools in the shedTacoMX is one of the sharper tools in the shedTacoMX is one of the sharper tools in the shedTacoMX is one of the sharper tools in the shedTacoMX is one of the sharper tools in the shedTacoMX is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
TacoMX's Avatar
EMS: Paramedic
Name: Jonathan
Joined: Aug 2011, #62240
Location: Deltona, Florida
Age: 24
Gender: Male
Posts: 4,836
TacoMX's Tacoma Gallery
Quote:
Originally Posted by futuretacoowner View Post
just had one of the downfalls of the job happen to me, finally got to order some food, got a call while the cashier was helping someone else. And I was looking forward to that meal too.
Not as bad as ordering your food and paying for it, then getting a call

Went to firehouse subs, ordered a large engineer, fully involved on wheat (my fav ) and got a call.

BUT...the EMS gods were kind and it was a REFUSAL!!!!

It was BS 25 YOM chest pain, and luckily we beat FD, so they weren't there on scene before us trying to scare the pt into going to the ER.

We hauled ass back to firehouse where my sub was waiting.

That was one lucky time....

Quote:
Originally Posted by Krazie Sj View Post
Bring a lunch. You'll stay thinner and have more money.
+1000000000

I try to do this, but not very well lately. I have gained about 10 lbs in the past 2 months or so.

The best thing to do it bring a lot of healthy snacks...ie carrots and other veggies w/ dip, fruits, trail mix, yogurt.
  Reply With Quote
Old 04-24-2013, 06:56 PM   #1244
I like to break shit!
fireturk41 is one of the sharper tools in the shedfireturk41 is one of the sharper tools in the shedfireturk41 is one of the sharper tools in the shedfireturk41 is one of the sharper tools in the shedfireturk41 is one of the sharper tools in the shedfireturk41 is one of the sharper tools in the shedfireturk41 is one of the sharper tools in the shedfireturk41 is one of the sharper tools in the shedfireturk41 is one of the sharper tools in the shedfireturk41 is one of the sharper tools in the shedfireturk41 is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
fireturk41's Avatar
Firefighter:
Name: Kevin
Joined: Dec 2008, #11857
Location: High Point, NC
Age: 22
Gender: Male
Posts: 4,473
fireturk41's Tacoma Gallery
Send a message via AIM to fireturk41
For the gsw question can't you apply an occlusive dressing ( or make a makeshift one) to prevent it from getting worse? An the femoral I'd make a makeshift tornequit
  Reply With Quote
Old 04-25-2013, 09:54 AM   #1245
Resident Jackass
Krazie Sj is one of the sharper tools in the shedKrazie Sj is one of the sharper tools in the shedKrazie Sj is one of the sharper tools in the shedKrazie Sj is one of the sharper tools in the shedKrazie Sj is one of the sharper tools in the shedKrazie Sj is one of the sharper tools in the shedKrazie Sj is one of the sharper tools in the shedKrazie Sj is one of the sharper tools in the shedKrazie Sj is one of the sharper tools in the shedKrazie Sj is one of the sharper tools in the shedKrazie Sj is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
Krazie Sj's Avatar
EMS: EMT - Alberta Health Services - Olds
Name: Power Serge
Joined: Oct 2008, #9849
Location: LV-426 (Acheron)
Age: 31
Gender: Male
Posts: 13,478
Krazie Sj's Tacoma Gallery
Quote:
Originally Posted by futuretacoowner View Post
usually do, but. i havent had a chance to stop at the grocery between a conference on my days off and having to travel almost 2 hours to get to work. hopefully i can stop tonight.
Make time. It's easy to get complacent in this job and just say "I'll do it next time." You really need to put effort in to stay healthy in this profession. It's a lot of Hurry up and wait, and because we're constantly on the ball waiting for shit to happen we're reluctant to dedicate any time to proper eating or exercise while on call. My biggest complaint with EMS is the amount of fatties who work in it. How can you be a paragon of health and preach good habits when you've given yourself Type II diabetes, smoke and require cholesterol and hypertension meds? It's bullshit.

Quote:
Originally Posted by fireturk41 View Post
For the gsw question can't you apply an occlusive dressing ( or make a makeshift one) to prevent it from getting worse? An the femoral I'd make a makeshift tornequit
Only if it's a sucking chest wound. That wasn't stated; however good for you for thinking that route.
  Reply With Quote
Old 04-25-2013, 05:41 PM   #1246
Senior Member
futuretacoowner is one of the sharper tools in the shedfuturetacoowner is one of the sharper tools in the shedfuturetacoowner is one of the sharper tools in the shedfuturetacoowner is one of the sharper tools in the shedfuturetacoowner is one of the sharper tools in the shedfuturetacoowner is one of the sharper tools in the shedfuturetacoowner is one of the sharper tools in the shedfuturetacoowner is one of the sharper tools in the shedfuturetacoowner is one of the sharper tools in the shedfuturetacoowner is one of the sharper tools in the shedfuturetacoowner is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
futuretacoowner's Avatar
EMS: First Responder, Primary Care Paramedic, Advanced EMT
Name: Andrew
Joined: Sep 2010, #42589
Location: Canada
Age: 23
Gender: Male
Posts: 1,539
futuretacoowner's Tacoma Gallery
Quote:
Originally Posted by Krazie Sj View Post
Make time. It's easy to get complacent in this job and just say "I'll do it next time." You really need to put effort in to stay healthy in this profession. It's a lot of Hurry up and wait, and because we're constantly on the ball waiting for shit to happen we're reluctant to dedicate any time to proper eating or exercise while on call. My biggest complaint with EMS is the amount of fatties who work in it. How can you be a paragon of health and preach good habits when you've given yourself Type II diabetes, smoke and require cholesterol and hypertension meds? It's bullshit.
Yeah I here ya, I am by no means the healthiest guy in the world, but I try to eat healthy when I can. One thing I have a problem with though now is being active enough. The gym I go to is pretty ghetto, actually I think ghettos have better gyms. It's actually a room at the squash club. but thats in one city and right now I travel between 2. Also at the end of my shift I really don't feel like being active. I also notice quite a few overweight nurses too.
  Reply With Quote
Old 04-26-2013, 10:43 AM   #1247
Resident Jackass
Krazie Sj is one of the sharper tools in the shedKrazie Sj is one of the sharper tools in the shedKrazie Sj is one of the sharper tools in the shedKrazie Sj is one of the sharper tools in the shedKrazie Sj is one of the sharper tools in the shedKrazie Sj is one of the sharper tools in the shedKrazie Sj is one of the sharper tools in the shedKrazie Sj is one of the sharper tools in the shedKrazie Sj is one of the sharper tools in the shedKrazie Sj is one of the sharper tools in the shedKrazie Sj is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
Krazie Sj's Avatar
EMS: EMT - Alberta Health Services - Olds
Name: Power Serge
Joined: Oct 2008, #9849
Location: LV-426 (Acheron)
Age: 31
Gender: Male
Posts: 13,478
Krazie Sj's Tacoma Gallery
There sure are. But my schtick is that you need to take that when I can attitude and turn it into an all the time attitude. If you have time to hit the drive through, you got time to hit the grocery store and pick up some veggies, fruit etc. I know a few of our grocery stores here have sandwich places that make all their stuff from items in the store. So you can get a roasted red pepper, artichoke panini with rosemary ham for the same price as you could a big mac with fries.

Or hit up the smaller places that make their stuff fresh that day.

  Reply With Quote
Old 04-26-2013, 04:31 PM   #1248
Senior Member
futuretacoowner is one of the sharper tools in the shedfuturetacoowner is one of the sharper tools in the shedfuturetacoowner is one of the sharper tools in the shedfuturetacoowner is one of the sharper tools in the shedfuturetacoowner is one of the sharper tools in the shedfuturetacoowner is one of the sharper tools in the shedfuturetacoowner is one of the sharper tools in the shedfuturetacoowner is one of the sharper tools in the shedfuturetacoowner is one of the sharper tools in the shedfuturetacoowner is one of the sharper tools in the shedfuturetacoowner is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
futuretacoowner's Avatar
EMS: First Responder, Primary Care Paramedic, Advanced EMT
Name: Andrew
Joined: Sep 2010, #42589
Location: Canada
Age: 23
Gender: Male
Posts: 1,539
futuretacoowner's Tacoma Gallery
Quote:
Originally Posted by Krazie Sj View Post
There sure are. But my schtick is that you need to take that when I can attitude and turn it into an all the time attitude. If you have time to hit the drive through, you got time to hit the grocery store and pick up some veggies, fruit etc. I know a few of our grocery stores here have sandwich places that make all their stuff from items in the store. So you can get a roasted red pepper, artichoke panini with rosemary ham for the same price as you could a big mac with fries.

Or hit up the smaller places that make their stuff fresh that day.

thats lucky, round here its just the normal ham and cheese and roast beef sandwiches that I know of, hopefully the locals can point me in a good direction. I usually buy fruits and veggies though on shift.

edit: My big down fall personally is chocolate! and one of the posts I visit most often is in the same building as a convenience store so its pretty tempting.

In other news, only did 1 call today, and this is a place that averages 6-8 calls per truck per day, and its not unheard of of doing 10-11 calls in a day!
  Reply With Quote
Old 04-27-2013, 09:16 PM   #1250
New guy
Ryan DCFS is one of the sharper tools in the shedRyan DCFS is one of the sharper tools in the shedRyan DCFS is one of the sharper tools in the shedRyan DCFS is one of the sharper tools in the shedRyan DCFS is one of the sharper tools in the shedRyan DCFS is one of the sharper tools in the shedRyan DCFS is one of the sharper tools in the shedRyan DCFS is one of the sharper tools in the shedRyan DCFS is one of the sharper tools in the shedRyan DCFS is one of the sharper tools in the shedRyan DCFS is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
Ryan DCFS's Avatar
EMS: Paramedic/ff reserve
Name: Ryan
Joined: Feb 2012, #73605
Location: East Bay Area
Gender: Male
Posts: 672
Ryan DCFS's Tacoma Gallery
Quote:
Originally Posted by Krazie Sj View Post
More importantly...

The ER also has a cleaning crew...



I have this (and often times a dispatcher asking why we haven't cleared the hospital yet):

  Reply With Quote
Old 04-27-2013, 09:21 PM   #1251
Resident Jackass
Krazie Sj is one of the sharper tools in the shedKrazie Sj is one of the sharper tools in the shedKrazie Sj is one of the sharper tools in the shedKrazie Sj is one of the sharper tools in the shedKrazie Sj is one of the sharper tools in the shedKrazie Sj is one of the sharper tools in the shedKrazie Sj is one of the sharper tools in the shedKrazie Sj is one of the sharper tools in the shedKrazie Sj is one of the sharper tools in the shedKrazie Sj is one of the sharper tools in the shedKrazie Sj is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
Krazie Sj's Avatar
EMS: EMT - Alberta Health Services - Olds
Name: Power Serge
Joined: Oct 2008, #9849
Location: LV-426 (Acheron)
Age: 31
Gender: Male
Posts: 13,478
Krazie Sj's Tacoma Gallery
I love Cavi Wipes. Specially the ones that say they'll give you cancer. Or the green ones that smell like farts. I once cleaned a pen with the green ones. I thought the smell emanating from it was me. I was genuinely concerned for my health till I found out it was the fucking pen.
  Reply With Quote
Old 04-27-2013, 09:42 PM   #1252
TW's Official anti body-lift pundit
TacoMX is one of the sharper tools in the shedTacoMX is one of the sharper tools in the shedTacoMX is one of the sharper tools in the shedTacoMX is one of the sharper tools in the shedTacoMX is one of the sharper tools in the shedTacoMX is one of the sharper tools in the shedTacoMX is one of the sharper tools in the shedTacoMX is one of the sharper tools in the shedTacoMX is one of the sharper tools in the shedTacoMX is one of the sharper tools in the shedTacoMX is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
TacoMX's Avatar
EMS: Paramedic
Name: Jonathan
Joined: Aug 2011, #62240
Location: Deltona, Florida
Age: 24
Gender: Male
Posts: 4,836
TacoMX's Tacoma Gallery
Quote:
Originally Posted by Krazie Sj View Post
I love Cavi Wipes. Specially the ones that say they'll give you cancer. Or the green ones that smell like farts. I once cleaned a pen with the green ones. I thought the smell emanating from it was me. I was genuinely concerned for my health till I found out it was the fucking pen.


we have these...Supersani cloth "plus"

They work great, but I am sure the "plus" stands for...plus cancer
  Reply With Quote
Old 04-27-2013, 09:46 PM   #1254
TW's Official anti body-lift pundit
TacoMX is one of the sharper tools in the shedTacoMX is one of the sharper tools in the shedTacoMX is one of the sharper tools in the shedTacoMX is one of the sharper tools in the shedTacoMX is one of the sharper tools in the shedTacoMX is one of the sharper tools in the shedTacoMX is one of the sharper tools in the shedTacoMX is one of the sharper tools in the shedTacoMX is one of the sharper tools in the shedTacoMX is one of the sharper tools in the shedTacoMX is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
TacoMX's Avatar
EMS: Paramedic
Name: Jonathan
Joined: Aug 2011, #62240
Location: Deltona, Florida
Age: 24
Gender: Male
Posts: 4,836
TacoMX's Tacoma Gallery
Quote:
Originally Posted by Krazie Sj View Post
More than likely.
when I worked at rural metro (I escaped) I worked with a guy who had to have a part of his pinky hacked off because of cancer. His Doc attributed it to the purple top Pdi sani wipes we used. (he used to not wear gloves when using them).
  Reply With Quote
Old 04-28-2013, 07:29 AM   #1256
Gone But Not Forgotten
ImpulseRed008 is one of the sharper tools in the shedImpulseRed008 is one of the sharper tools in the shedImpulseRed008 is one of the sharper tools in the shedImpulseRed008 is one of the sharper tools in the shedImpulseRed008 is one of the sharper tools in the shedImpulseRed008 is one of the sharper tools in the shedImpulseRed008 is one of the sharper tools in the shedImpulseRed008 is one of the sharper tools in the shedImpulseRed008 is one of the sharper tools in the shedImpulseRed008 is one of the sharper tools in the shedImpulseRed008 is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
ImpulseRed008's Avatar
Air Force:
Name: Susan
Joined: Sep 2008, #9104
Location: SC
Gender: Girl
Posts: 39,130
ImpulseRed008's Tacoma Gallery
Quote:
Originally Posted by Krazie Sj View Post
Just pull up to a fire hydrant and turn the hose on
  Reply With Quote
Old 04-28-2013, 08:45 AM   #1257
Resident Jackass
Krazie Sj is one of the sharper tools in the shedKrazie Sj is one of the sharper tools in the shedKrazie Sj is one of the sharper tools in the shedKrazie Sj is one of the sharper tools in the shedKrazie Sj is one of the sharper tools in the shedKrazie Sj is one of the sharper tools in the shedKrazie Sj is one of the sharper tools in the shedKrazie Sj is one of the sharper tools in the shedKrazie Sj is one of the sharper tools in the shedKrazie Sj is one of the sharper tools in the shedKrazie Sj is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
Krazie Sj's Avatar
EMS: EMT - Alberta Health Services - Olds
Name: Power Serge
Joined: Oct 2008, #9849
Location: LV-426 (Acheron)
Age: 31
Gender: Male
Posts: 13,478
Krazie Sj's Tacoma Gallery
Garbage bag, mop, and shovel all that shit to the end is generally what happens. We don't like to spray that crap everywhere in case we suddenly turn half a block into an HIV/Hep C containment zone.
  Reply With Quote
Old 04-28-2013, 08:48 AM   #1258
Senior Member
ian408 is one of the sharper tools in the shedian408 is one of the sharper tools in the shedian408 is one of the sharper tools in the shedian408 is one of the sharper tools in the shedian408 is one of the sharper tools in the shedian408 is one of the sharper tools in the shedian408 is one of the sharper tools in the shedian408 is one of the sharper tools in the shedian408 is one of the sharper tools in the shedian408 is one of the sharper tools in the shedian408 is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
ian408's Avatar
Name: Ian
Joined: Nov 2009, #25619
Location: Santa Clara, CA
Gender: Male
Posts: 10,606
ian408's Tacoma Gallery
Quote:
Originally Posted by Krazie Sj View Post
Garbage bag, mop, and shovel
Sounds like you gettin' ready to bury a body
  Reply With Quote
Old 04-28-2013, 10:02 AM   #1259
TW's Official anti body-lift pundit
TacoMX is one of the sharper tools in the shedTacoMX is one of the sharper tools in the shedTacoMX is one of the sharper tools in the shedTacoMX is one of the sharper tools in the shedTacoMX is one of the sharper tools in the shedTacoMX is one of the sharper tools in the shedTacoMX is one of the sharper tools in the shedTacoMX is one of the sharper tools in the shedTacoMX is one of the sharper tools in the shedTacoMX is one of the sharper tools in the shedTacoMX is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
TacoMX's Avatar
EMS: Paramedic
Name: Jonathan
Joined: Aug 2011, #62240
Location: Deltona, Florida
Age: 24
Gender: Male
Posts: 4,836
TacoMX's Tacoma Gallery
Quote:
Originally Posted by Krazie Sj View Post
Hmm...I don't wear gloves while using them.
haha, I would make it a habit of using gloves when you use sani wipes
  Reply With Quote
Old 04-28-2013, 06:32 PM   #1260
Resident Jackass
Krazie Sj is one of the sharper tools in the shedKrazie Sj is one of the sharper tools in the shedKrazie Sj is one of the sharper tools in the shedKrazie Sj is one of the sharper tools in the shedKrazie Sj is one of the sharper tools in the shedKrazie Sj is one of the sharper tools in the shedKrazie Sj is one of the sharper tools in the shedKrazie Sj is one of the sharper tools in the shedKrazie Sj is one of the sharper tools in the shedKrazie Sj is one of the sharper tools in the shedKrazie Sj is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
Krazie Sj's Avatar
EMS: EMT - Alberta Health Services - Olds
Name: Power Serge
Joined: Oct 2008, #9849
Location: LV-426 (Acheron)
Age: 31
Gender: Male
Posts: 13,478
Krazie Sj's Tacoma Gallery
Quote:
Originally Posted by ian408 View Post
Sounds like you gettin' ready to bury a body
Wouldn't be the first time I've had a corpse in the back of my unit. I've also carried fingers/thumbs in my pockets on 2 separate occasions.

Quote:
Originally Posted by TacoMX View Post
haha, I would make it a habit of using gloves when you use sani wipes
I've started to already, but I never used to.
  Reply With Quote
Reply

Products Discussed in this Thread

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
+++ForSale: US Army medic bag backpack RacerAV Buy / Sell / Trade - Other 34 10-14-2012 10:37 PM
Questions for medic's and health professionals? Oat Health 4 02-14-2012 05:48 PM
First aid/medic bags in your tacoma? burnseason Off-Topic Discussion 81 12-13-2011 10:53 PM
Medic!!!! ( :( ) chris4x4 Health 99 04-10-2009 01:45 PM
Medic's build medic 2nd Gen. Builds 14 04-07-2009 10:12 PM


Copyright © 2015 Tacoma Forum. Tacoma World is not owned by, or affiliated with Toyota Motor Corporation.