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    AED wanted for church

    Thank you sir!
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    How often do you workout?

    On slow days there is a parking structure we post at where there is a place for pull ups and 3 stories of stairs to run up and down. Also do some push ups and mountain climbers on a curb For the icing on the cake, if you are up for it, have your partner put your ambulance in neutral and push...
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    AED wanted for church

    Thanks! I will check it out
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    AED wanted for church

    We are looking to buy and AED for my church. We need the best price possible. used is fine. Thank y'all
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    GCS question

    Real quick y'all, We had a patient who was alert and oriented to 4. However, during transport pt kept going on and on about how nursing home officials and his family members could read his mind, and a couple of times checked over his shoulder to make sure none of the aforementioned were...
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    Too Tall?

    I'm only 6' and hit my head alot. It has nothing to do with height, and everything to do with being aware of your surroundings and moving slowly and purposefully Had a partner who was 6' 6' ....He did just fine
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    Running out of o2

    Thanks! That's exactly what I was looking for
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    Running out of o2

    Anyone know the formula to calculate how many minutes of o2 you have in a portable bottle or main bottle till reaching safe residual pressure (200 psi)? I had an LDT where we came close to running out of o2. want to be sure next time. Thanks
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    EMT vs EMT Basic??

    Thank you Medic417, That answered my question
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    EMT vs EMT Basic??

    It is all very confusing. I just recertified last week as a Basic for the Registry. No mention at all that I need to take classes to become an "EMT", or that I would soon be downgraded to a First Responder. They just gave me a new card that expires in 3-2015. Sometimes I think the...
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    EMT vs EMT Basic??

    so why do they have the two?
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    EMT vs EMT Basic??

    Can anyone tell me the difference between a Nationally Registered EMT Basic, and a Nationally Registered EMT?? Thanks
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    Horrible first experience as an EMT-B

    Don't worry worstEMTever (that name is funny), I've moved pts with the foley still clamped to the bed, given another a concussion on a backboard during a bumpy transport(no head cushion-whoops!), and accidentally punched another pt in the face! I have also pulled the stretcher with the...
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    Those dreaded 24s

    Am I the only one in EMS who can't stand working 24 hour shifts?:o We get run ragged, and my slow documentation makes for 24 hours of misery........and to think all the Medics and Basics beg for these blessed shifts.... I'll stick to my 12 to 16 hour days trucks. I may get home late, but...
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    Bringing out the Dead

    Just watched "Bringing out the Dead" with Nicolas cage Great Christmas movie!! Anyway, I thought it was pretty accurate(except for hollywood style chest compressions~akin to a deep tissue massage~ and electrodes sitting atop the hair on a mans chest) Anyone seen it? Are there any...

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