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  1. chaz90

    Cardiac Arrest Frequency

    It's very interesting to me how many factors other than call volume seem to go into cardiac arrest frequency for the average EMS provider or system. I was surprised in another thread how widely spread our exposures to cardiac arrest are, even for those working in high volume systems with...
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    Odd EtCO2

    I ran a bit of an unusual cardiac arrest this AM and thought I'd run a couple questions by the forum. In short, we witnessed the arrest but have no history from the patient or anyone else. A third party caller from another town contacted 911 and advised the patient had contacted her and...
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    My partner is retiring in a couple weeks after 25 years as a paramedic at our service and almost 30 years in EMS. She's obviously developed quite a reputation in our service in that time, and I heard a lot about her from the moment I arrived long before I ever worked a shift with her. She's...
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    Stroke Centers

    I figured this might be better on its own thread rather than hijacking the other one. Are there a lot of EMS receiving facilities with 24/7 EDs that are not some kind of stroke center? Admittedly, my experience is limited to Colorado and Delaware, but every ED I have ever utilized is able to...
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    EKG Interpretation

    Here's one for the EKG buffs. This is an absolutely cold read, as my partner and I literally found this EKG in the trash can at our station this AM. We know it's a 45 year old male as that information was input to the monitor, but we have no clinical scenario, symptoms, history, or vitals of any...
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    LP15 Demo Mode

    Anyone know how to place a LP15 in demo mode? I'm doing a short notice special event tonight and thought it might be useful. I scanned through all 256 pages of the user manual, and it just said see the website for further information which was quite useless. Thanks!
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    RSI Medications and Use

    Solution to an RSI patient beginning to spontaneously breathe through the tube one minute after 200 mg of succinylcholine? Evidently 20 mg of Nimbex followed by a Nimbex drip.
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    Preview Pictures

    Is anyone else seeing unrelated preview pictures pop up before you open the thread? For example:
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    Quote reply not working on Tapatalk [Resolved]

    So far, I haven't been able to quote posts and reply as I normally can using Tapatalk. When the post is highlighted and the "Quote" icon is selected, the window opened stays black and doesn't permit typing or show any text at all.
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    Interesting EKG

    I'm happy to give a scenario and/or more background information later, but I initially want to see what everyone thinks of these recently acquired EKGs. Anyone have any thoughts?
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    EMS Today

    Anyone else going to the EMS Today conference in DC this year? I'm attending for the first time and hope to see some of you!
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    Intubations in the OR

    I went to the OR for intubation practice for my new job today. Let me preface the rest of this post by saying what a good move I think that is. This obviously doesn't fix all the controversy about paramedic intubation, but sending all new hire medics to prove competency in the OR prior to being...