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  1. Tincanfireman

    state test practice tests

    Why not just call your state's regulatory agency and ask them?
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    the 100% directionless thread

    But the Commander-in-Chief's trophy is going back to Colorado Springs, because the USAFA Falcons beat both the Army and the Navy this year!
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    What are you thankful for?

    1. My kids are all home from the desert for the first time in a decade 2. I'm working today, but many wish they had a job and I have two 3. 30 years with the same woman who thinks I hung the moon 4. Decent health for being on the shady side of 50 For these things and many others, I am...
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    the 100% directionless thread

    Indeed, but American news reports aren't very optimistic right now...
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    What makes a good EMS TV Show?

    I really enjoyed Paramedics on TLC (Discovery?) a few years ago. It was along the lines of Trauma: Life in the ER on the same channel. IMHO, best show so far. It had realistic portrayals of our job, along with a few behind the scenes segments. Not everyone was a...
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    spider straps

    Old School ~~ I like it... =)
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    pulling a ridryder911

    By "quality" do you mean "in your price range?" :P
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    PD on scene goading your patient. What to do?

    I've had police razzing the patients similar to the scene the OP described. Usually I'll just ask the cop to step out for a minute while I talk to the person, but stay close to the door. That lets the pt know that I have LE as backup, but far enough away to give them a chance to chill out a...
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    AK is happy!!!

    Congratulations, and best of luck. When you get a chance, could you provide a more detailed account of your new venture? Sounds interesting...
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    the 100% directionless thread

    I was born & raised in Cleveland; we haven't won a World Series since 1948. "Wait until next year" is my mantra =)
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    the 100% directionless thread

    I believe winning four games in a Best of 7 series means the Yankees get to start the Christmas shopping early. I've heard they are hoping Santa brings them an offense...:P
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    the 100% directionless thread

    Tell it to these 300 Lb Chimpanzee Goes "Donkey Kong" in KCMO Neighborhood "Witnesses reportedly said that at one point, Sue gave KCMO Animal Control officers the middle finger. She then pushed a trash can into a police car and then cracked the patrol car's windshield with her...
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    the 100% directionless thread

    Chimpie's gonna have issues with this one... :P
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    EMT thrown from rig; LODD

    It's something to consider when most European ambulances are Sprinter sized and they do quite nicely with them, yet our Type III's on van chassis aren't big enough, so we (the EMS community) embrace the concept of using the Navistar LandYacht to get granny to the ER.
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    EMT thrown from rig; LODD

    EMS LODD AT DOUBLE FATAL EMS CRASH IN ILLINOIS It is with deep regret that we advise you that a crash in West Union, Clark County (IL) has killed EMT Richard Poorman, 52, in the Line of Duty, patient Stephen Daugherty, 45 and critically injured others. EMT Bill...
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    Detroit EMS

    Can DFD EMS get a Do-over? Uh-oh, they talked to the press...
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    Detroit EMS

    Now for the rest of the story, specifically, exception 1. Here's the link: Good Samaritan laws are normally designed to protect laypeople from liability in cases where they attempted a good-faith effort to provide care, not to cover woefully...
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    Happy birthday, Brother...

    Happy birthday, Brother...
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    con artists

    Just wondering if your instructors even mentioned standards of care. Withholding treatment to the accepted norms for a similar patient could easily be considered (or argued by an attorney) as failure to treat (read: negligence) in a jury trial. That would be the one where you're the defendant...
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    Wv ems lodd

    The Secret List; EMT driver killed in ambulance crash this morning at 0300. Crew and Pt expected to survive...