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  1. MackTheKnife

    Intubation and the unconscious

    Sats are 80% despite Fi02 of 100% and you're talking "eventual intubation"? Seriously?
  2. MackTheKnife

    Intubation and the unconscious

    Read all of the other replies. She is in ARDS, no gag reflex, and her sats are in the toilet. Intubate her, period. {edited}. No need for etomidate, versed, or paralytics.
  3. MackTheKnife

    Accepted to RN bridge!

    NCLEX is a pass or fail exam. The maximum number of questions is 265. 25 questions are experimental and don't count. I got 75 questions in 50 minutes when the computer shut down, I passed. If you get to 265, you pass. The questions are A, B, C, D and you pick the "most correct" answer. Then...
  4. MackTheKnife

    Do you need to stop at MVAs? What do you do if there is no need for EMS

    What you stated is the same thing for malpractice. The first of the four elements is DUTY TO ACT, or in the hospital setting, required standard of care, and that standard of care was violated. The answer is what does the statute(s) say; local, state, etc.? As for risk, it is not an element, not...
  5. MackTheKnife

    Do you need to stop at MVAs? What do you do if there is no need for EMS

    You ask a lot of great questions. Foremost, Duty To Act vis-a-vis municipality assets is state and county/city specific; and can be found in the statutes. Duty To Act for a medic/EMT off duty is only required in about 4 states (I did a paper on this a few years ago, but you didn't ask this).
  6. MackTheKnife

    The Gun Thread

    The Glock's trigger is lighter (5.5-6.5 lbs) than the SIG. The SIG's trigger is crisp, but heavier and stiffer. The trigger reset on the Glock is quicker. Also, there are drop-in triggers (3.5 lbs), extended mag releases, slide stops for Glocks, not so with SIG's.
  7. MackTheKnife

    Accepted to RN bridge!

    It should but it doesn't happen.
  8. MackTheKnife

    Accepted to RN bridge!

    I hear you! I got the same sh*t along with, "remember you're a nursing student, you can't do medic stuff" ad nauseam! I finally told my instructor to STFU in polite terms.
  9. MackTheKnife

    Accepted to RN bridge!

    ED RN: "I'm calling report on John Doe" Floor RN's first question: "How's their skin?"
  10. MackTheKnife

    Accepted to RN bridge!

    It's funny to see the tele nurses lose their minds when they see what we have to do. Like getting two or three rescue patients at once and having to get them triaged, hooked up to the monitor, get lines started, call a Code Stroke and/or a Code STEMI. Or just two or three lazy people who called...
  11. MackTheKnife

    Accepted to RN bridge!

    Thanx. Your post wasn't clear. This clears it up. Good luck to you. The organized, frenetic pass in the ED will suit you well. Most floor nurses can't handle it.
  12. MackTheKnife

    Accepted to RN bridge!

    You applied but aren't sure after interviews and a job offer? Why don't you finish school, pass NCLEX, and then apply in 3.5 years???
  13. MackTheKnife

    Supraglotiic Airway Use by EMT's

    Doc, Since I've been on this forum, I have repeatedly heard what you said about medics sucking at intubation. What is being used? Glide Scope, Miller, Macintosh, or something else?
  14. MackTheKnife

    The Gun Thread

    No digging up an old post. This popped up in my email with the recent posts.
  15. MackTheKnife

    The Gun Thread

    P365 is a great gun. Only problem is it's near impossible to fully load the 12 round mag. The G26 is also great and has a better trigger. You can also swap out easily to a 3.5lb trigger unlike the SIG.
  16. MackTheKnife

    The Gun Thread

    I teach this.
  17. MackTheKnife

    The Gun Thread

    RIP, Colonel Cooper.
  18. MackTheKnife

    The Gun Thread

    No permit needed for purchasing a computer. Hmm?
  19. MackTheKnife

    The Gun Thread

    Sucks to be in Havana, I mean Hawaii.
  20. MackTheKnife

    The Gun Thread

    So, we can't discuss guns even though armed medics hasn't been a discussion for quite a long time?
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