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    How many paramedics dump ice on hyperthemic patients in the field?

    Totally agree and makes sense with both. However, in a field stabilization scenario which were all basically in, thatd something thats not likely to happen....
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    How many paramedics dump ice on hyperthemic patients in the field?

    Thaaaats an excellent idea. Almost a "why didn't I think of that" moment. Lol. Anyways, I know just to watch em to make sure shivering doesn't start as that raises temps again but aside from that or putting someone accidentally into HYPOthermia I'm not sure of any other negative outcomes...
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    How many paramedics dump ice on hyperthemic patients in the field?

    I appreciate that advice. What do you think is more harmful though? Saline that is easily 110 to 120 Degree's, Or saline that is approx 70 to 80 degree's to a hyperthermic pt? I honestly dont know... Typically even in a cooler The ice packs melt extremely fast and by the time i touch it Its...
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    How many paramedics dump ice on hyperthemic patients in the field?

    during summertime Its regularly 110 to 113 degree's here and our units are outside in direct sunlight all day, no temp control. I carry a personal small cooler with a 10 drop and 500 bag that's chilled. Our non-chilled saline in the units is hot to the touch and some get so hot that it can...
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    Chest pain pt Turns into Covid & wont answer any questions

    I mean......Were doing surgical masks and eye protection AKA personal shades in order to look thuper duper cool and establish my para-god authori-TAH. Lol.
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    Critical care / Flight paramedic programs in california?

    Awesome thank you. I'll research more on the UCLA website. where i work we do IFT's as well as 911 so i have both sides of the coin experience but its still minimal compared to Some like 5 or 10 year veteran.
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    Critical care / Flight paramedic programs in california?

    So i DID look around and found an old thread but its dead and from like 4 years ago so i tried guys. Any info on current FP-C / CCP-C courses in california? A co-worker of mine mentioned a week long course in san bernadino and ended up testing and getting his FP-C that way but i was a bit...
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    Whats your "criteria" for starting iv access on a pt?

    Exactly. I'll call for consults and base orders even when it doesn't REQUIRE a base order. I took a transfer a while ago where guy was doped up as **** on pain meds and 20 mins or less into transfer is just in excruciating pain.... Called base for 50mcg of fentanyl. It's a standing order that I...
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    Whats your "criteria" for starting iv access on a pt?

    I'll take that as a no. Sounds like the ambulance company I used to work for in Kern county and a very specific hospital.
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    Whats your "criteria" for starting iv access on a pt?

    Lol. Do you work for D.A.S.??
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    Whats your "criteria" for starting iv access on a pt?

    Again, It sounds like you probally have some ****ty nurses where your at. attitude mostly, Skill wise i have no idea. and we've ALL been there but they arent all like that. Hell, ive been that way (and still am to some degree) with the fire department who's bls and helps us out here but they...
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    Whats your "criteria" for starting iv access on a pt?

    He's obviously had some run-in's with the "dr helpers".....and havent we all? Ive had nurses abuse me Just because they were obviously bored at 2am with no pt's. And it sucks. and i def appreciate your view of doing whats Right for the pt....However, I typically (especially on IFT's) wont ever...
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    Chest pain pt Turns into Covid & wont answer any questions

    So follow up. Or got Ativan, stopped vomiting and was discharged with negative results on everything. She was clearly never anxious in a typical presentation on scene but everyone is different. Very odd call for sure.
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    How has your charting Changed since Covid?

    So I do part time shifts at my e.r. as a front door screener for covid. Just routine, are you short of breath, cough, bodyaches, loss of taste or smell, recent travel or contact with anyone sick. If any are yes I ask of they're chronic or not or easily explained by a pre-existing medical...
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    Where are my Kern county Medics at? (quick question)

    Doesn't kcfd pay really low to begin with? I remember guys telling me they were at like $15 an hour... Now with my pay bump I'm twice that. Is it super easy to get hired on with kcfd or something for the experience? Or whAt makes it N attractive Option?
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    Where are my Kern county Medics at? (quick question)

    Good question, I don't have an answer unfortunately. I wonder what their ff medic pay scale is and of it's anything compared to lafd or even my current pay at my job now.
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    Chest pain pt Turns into Covid & wont answer any questions

    I mean he COULD have? But would be a bit counter intuitive considering the whole point of the Scenario was that i WASNT able to get a background ( and come to find out, apparently neither was the hospital aside from previous records)
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    Chest pain pt Turns into Covid & wont answer any questions

    So interesting call and wanted to see what you guys would have done and everyones feedback. Code 3 for Chest pain. arrive to find mid 70's female Standing outside of door. States chest pain since 7:30am to fire on scene and Not much else. Leaves us to go back inside to grab something in the...

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