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Old 01-23-2012, 02:27 PM   #131
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Do you know how to tell if a patient is in labor for the first time?

First timers are trying to be modest and act bashful when you check them. Second timers or more meet you at the door with everything exposed, they have no shame they just want it out.
That's what I've heard. Don't blame either of 'em personally. First time around is terrifying (can you tell I don't have kids?) second time around there must be a sense of "Why did I do this?!"


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Old 01-23-2012, 02:28 PM   #132
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Short story is I was climbing a telephone pole (part of an excersize) and my foot slipped off the rusty L spike and I fell 3 feet only to have a couple more rusty L spikes cut my shin, stomach, and scrotum
Stop making me wince, I'm getting funny looks from people.
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Old 01-23-2012, 05:46 PM   #133
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Short story is I was climbing a telephone pole (part of an excersize) and my foot slipped off the rusty L spike and I fell 3 feet only to have a couple more rusty L spikes cut my shin, stomach, and scrotum
We had someone at the summer camp I work at once try to climb a flagpole. Technically, he was successful, it was his climbing back down that needed work. He somehow managed to slide all the way back down and impale himself on the cleat in a rather unfortunate place.
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Old 01-30-2012, 01:05 PM   #134
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We got dispatched out on a call on a FREEZING cold, rainy day and as I reached up to unplug my ambulance, my hand slipped off of hte wet plug and I caught the cord. The plug came FLYING out and SMACKED me in the eye. I had to call my area supervisor and let him know that I had just given myself a huge black eye!!!
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Old 02-01-2012, 11:47 AM   #135
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My first ER-clinical for EMT-I - Asking a pretty cute 28 YOF cc R hemothorax, lying nekkid in the ER (gown wasn't placed well, and I was holding c-spine), and who was getting a foley inserted - "How's it goin".. I was just trying to calm her down a bit, but it sounded like I was hitting on her.. I got a couple snickers and odd looks from the Pt., the ER staff, and my preceptor..
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Old 02-04-2012, 04:26 PM   #136
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We got dispatched out on a call on a FREEZING cold, rainy day and as I reached up to unplug my ambulance, my hand slipped off of hte wet plug and I caught the cord. The plug came FLYING out and SMACKED me in the eye. I had to call my area supervisor and let him know that I had just given myself a huge black eye!!!
Better then the FF who went to unplug it, and the wires' were exposed.. He grabbed it and fried the crap out of himself..

The article said after a week in the hospital, he still can't feel, or use that hand.
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Old 02-16-2012, 09:35 PM   #137
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I was doing third rides with a fire station. The guy was drunk in an attempt to self-manage his drinking. He was pissed because we couldn't get a line on him (he had a port) and refused to talk to us for half the trip besides telling us he needed to pee. He decided to yell in the ER that he wanted me to help him with the urinal. The security guards had a laugh about that.
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Old 02-17-2012, 11:42 PM   #138
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Backwards BP cuff.... Don't wanna talk about
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Old 02-18-2012, 12:21 AM   #139
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Wasn't me but when I patrolled I showed up as the second man in with the gear. Handed the volly who was first on scene the c-collar, turned around for 2 seconds turned back arround and he had put it on inside out
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Old 02-21-2012, 06:09 AM   #140
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Backwards BP cuff.... Don't wanna talk about
That's why I like the cuffs that have stuff printed on them like:

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This side to patient.
Warning: If you can read this, the cuff is on backwards.
I laughed the first time I saw that printed on one, but I guess its a fairly common mistake to make.
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