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Discussion in 'Off-Topic Discussion' started by medic2230, Jun 2, 2011.

  1. Apr 25, 2013 at 9:54 AM
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    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.

    Only if it's a sucking chest wound. That wasn't stated; however good for you for thinking that route.
     
  2. Apr 25, 2013 at 5:41 PM
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    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.
     
  3. Apr 26, 2013 at 10:43 AM
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    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.

    :)
     
  4. Apr 26, 2013 at 4:31 PM
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    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!
     
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  5. Apr 27, 2013 at 8:42 PM
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  6. Apr 27, 2013 at 9:16 PM
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    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):

    [​IMG]
     
  7. Apr 27, 2013 at 9:21 PM
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    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.
     
  8. Apr 27, 2013 at 9:42 PM
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    [​IMG]

    we have these...Supersani cloth "plus"

    They work great, but I am sure the "plus" stands for...plus cancer :D
     
  9. Apr 27, 2013 at 9:43 PM
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    More than likely.
     
  10. Apr 27, 2013 at 9:46 PM
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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).
     
  11. Apr 28, 2013 at 1:44 AM
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    Hmm...I don't wear gloves while using them.
     
  12. Apr 28, 2013 at 7:29 AM
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    Just pull up to a fire hydrant and turn the hose on :D
     
  13. Apr 28, 2013 at 8:45 AM
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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.
     
  14. Apr 28, 2013 at 8:48 AM
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    Sounds like you gettin' ready to bury a body :eek:
     
  15. Apr 28, 2013 at 10:02 AM
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    haha, I would make it a habit of using gloves when you use sani wipes
     
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    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.

    I've started to already, but I never used to. :p
     
  17. Apr 29, 2013 at 5:17 PM
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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.
     
  18. Apr 29, 2013 at 10:53 PM
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    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.
     
  19. Apr 30, 2013 at 6:23 AM
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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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