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Old 04-28-2013, 09:45 AM   #1261
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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.
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Garbage bag, mop, and shovel
Sounds like you gettin' ready to bury a body
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Old 04-28-2013, 11:02 AM   #1263
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Hmm...I don't wear gloves while using them.
haha, I would make it a habit of using gloves when you use sani wipes
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Old 04-28-2013, 07:32 PM   #1264
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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.

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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.
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Old 04-29-2013, 06:17 PM   #1265
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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).
I guess Santa Clara County isn't satisfied with RM's response times. Tho it's just a small amount, word is if it happens again, RM's out.
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Old 04-29-2013, 11:53 PM   #1266
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I guess Santa Clara County isn't satisfied with RM's response times. Tho it's just a small amount, word is if it happens again, RM's out.
Rural Metro sucks man....its the quintessential private ambulance. Saving money is held above all else (even safety and patient care).

Rural Metro recently took over 911 service for Sumter County, FL (used to be Lake/Sumter EMS...now they are just Lake EMS). And they are FUCKING UP.

They have TEN...yes TEN units for the WHOLE COUNTY (and that is what they have avail, I am sure they run less)...and its a very large and rural county, everything is very spread out....They promised 8 minute responses to get the contract, they are averaging much higher than that. They refuse to spend the money on putting more units on the road, and paid six figure fines due to not meeting the agreement in respect to response times.


I am so glad I got out of private EMS. I love my Job now....look forward to work every day.

I am not talking shit about ALL of rural metro...I am sure they have great operations throughout the country...but the central Florida operation SUCKS.
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Old 04-30-2013, 07:23 AM   #1267
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AMR was the provider prior to RM. Almost everyone from AMR xfered to RM so I'm pretty sure it's not the people. According to some comments from the execs, they've added more unit hours but they're blaming their failure on a higher call rates and more complex calls (longer time on calls). Hmm. Not sure why your reaction to that would be nothing until you are put on notice.
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Old 05-13-2013, 02:49 PM   #1269
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Old 05-13-2013, 09:38 PM   #1271
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here's a reminder to be careful around razor blades.
also, did i treat it right?
first thing we did was run the cut under cold water
2nd, apply pressure right below (heart side) the cut
3rd, antiscepticize it
4th, apply bandage tightly (which didn't work, so we wrapped it in a paper towel and wrapped that with electrical tape)
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Old 05-14-2013, 01:15 AM   #1272
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here's a reminder to be careful around razor blades.
also, did i treat it right?
first thing we did was run the cut under cold water
2nd, apply pressure right below (heart side) the cut
3rd, antiscepticize it
4th, apply bandage tightly (which didn't work, so we wrapped it in a paper towel and wrapped that with electrical tape)
There's nothing wrong with the way you treated it. I would KISS. Direct pressure to stop bleeding, then wrap in some sterile cling. Throw some neosporin on it the next day.
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Old 05-14-2013, 09:38 AM   #1273
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Fuck neosporin. That crap does more harm than good. Let it air dry unless you actually see it start to get infected.

But like he said, use gauze instead of paper towel. Then it won't stick to the wound.
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Any advice on road rash from a motorcycle accident?
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Any advice on road rash from a motorcycle accident?
What did you do?
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just wondering cuz its bound to happen one of these days
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got in an accident on his motorcycle....
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but theres really not a whole lot you can do for abrasions... keep it clean and tough it out for a week or so
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but theres really not a whole lot you can do for abrasions... keep it clean and tough it out for a week or so
Actually, a lot depends on the severity. Deep abrasions can be a lot like burns.

Which is to say you don't want them. The little ones; like falling off a skateboard, can be cleaned and dressed with Saran Wrap if you need to keep the spooge off your clothes (acts a bit like skin does). The deeper ones that come with motorcycle accidents can be deep and full of debris-this is the part where wearing gear (please tell me you don't ride in shorts and a wife beater) helps a lot because those will need to be cleaned in the ER and it will hurt like a m-fer.

I could rustle up some stories (pretty girls wearing short shorts who will probably not be wearing them anymore because of the scars the abrasions left) with pictures but I'd rather not. I'd just ask you to trust me on this one-you slide, it hurts.
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Anybody work for Rural Metro? Found this in this morning's news.

RM was the low cost provider for Santa Clara County. Recall they had issues with response times not too long ago. Doesn't bode well for them that there are some questionable dealings with a former member of the Board of Supervisors either.
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