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NysEms2117

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Well, father-in-law had new onset AF with RVR last week. Admitted to the CVICU and did well on diltiazem and dig but still ended up getting cardioverted. They did a stress test yesterday and determined he had a silent MI sometime in the last month so they did an ECHO and found that he's got CHF with a 30% EF.

Today went back into AF with RVR. Taking him to the cath lab now but the cardiologist wasn't optimistic about the chance of success and thinks they'll be doing a CABG tonight.

Why does this have to happen on a holiday weekend? Round trip tickets for the two of us are $1,500...


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Best wishes heading his way, along with your family!
 

Jim37F

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Whiskey. Tango. Foxtrot.....we were enroute to the EMS week bbq at HQ station....and they ran out if food befire we got there! Got told to cancel and head back to oir station.....while everyone else has been rotating in all day, we've been running all their calls, literally have been driving around in circles between Willowbrook, Torrance, Carson, Hawthorne, Inglewood, Compton, back to Inglewood, and haven't seen station since like 0800 this morning.....and nope, no burgers for you, Supe will make his way at some point to the station to drip off your t-shirts...happy EMS week...
 

StCEMT

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Whiskey. Tango. Foxtrot.....we were enroute to the EMS week bbq at HQ station....and they ran out if food befire we got there! Got told to cancel and head back to oir station.....while everyone else has been rotating in all day, we've been running all their calls, literally have been driving around in circles between Willowbrook, Torrance, Carson, Hawthorne, Inglewood, Compton, back to Inglewood, and haven't seen station since like 0800 this morning.....and nope, no burgers for you, Supe will make his way at some point to the station to drip off your t-shirts...happy EMS week...
That was us today, although today wasn't as busy, which kinda makes it more annoying than if we had ran non stop since we spent many hours posted and were on shift for 16.
 

DesertMedic66

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Another officer shot and airlifted to the trauma center. Not good at all
 

StCEMT

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I would have thought navigation was gonna be my biggest hassle coming here. No. This new epcr...this is going to be the thorn in my side.
 

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I would have thought navigation was gonna be my biggest hassle coming here. No. This new epcr...this is going to be the thorn in my side.
Is it EMSCharts? It seems that people moving to it have more trouble than people who started out with it.
 

StCEMT

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Is it EMSCharts? It seems that people moving to it have more trouble than people who started out with it.
No, Zoll. I'll get used to it, but not a fan. Well...I'll get used to it until they change it in a dew months
 

NomadicMedic

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No, Zoll. I'll get used to it, but not a fan. Well...I'll get used to it until they change it in a dew months

Ugh. The ZOLL ePCR sucks. I just bought iPCR for my business. It's probably the easiest PCR I've ever used. We do use the ZOLL Checklist app though. That's not awful.
 

StCEMT

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Ugh. The ZOLL ePCR sucks. I just bought iPCR for my business. It's probably the easiest PCR I've ever used. We do use the ZOLL Checklist app though. That's not awful.
I used to use MEDS. Not sure how t compares to others, but I thought it was pretty good. This Zoll one is just ****ty.

Never seen iPCR though. I am pretty sure they're not switching to that, I just know it will change to the statewide program whatever that is.
 

CALEMT

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Absolutely hate the zoll ePCR software, from what I remember from the couple times I've used it is the navigation that is the biggest pain in the arse.
 

NomadicMedic

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Almost every state uses image trend stateBridge for reporting and just about every ePCR can send data to image trend. However, if you switch to ImageTrend for your local ePCRs at your department, you'll probably like it. I did. It was very easy.

I chose iPCR because it's very easy, runs on an iPad and my current service uses it. I was able to copy over most of their settings to my account and then edit as needed. Much easier than building from scratch. And it's pretty inexpensive.
 

TransportJockey

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We use ESO... I'm not a fan

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NysEms2117

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That feeling when your never lead provider... :D
Whos bringing me my mojito again?
 

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TJ, do you all have keyboards for them? And what tablet are you all using if so/ not?

I'm still getting the hang of the software.

We have Microsoft Surface and the lid is a keyboard. ESO takes some getting used to, but it will talk to the LifPak.. Get signatures!!!!!!!!!!!!
 
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TransportJockey

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TJ, do you all have keyboards for them? And what tablet are you all using if so/ not?

I'm still getting the hang of the software.
We use Toughbook CF-C2 for them. Convertible laptops

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Jim37F

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Get signatures!!!!!!!!!!!!
Yup, driver signature is mandatory (along with attendant, receiving RN/MD, and Pt's sig (unless they can't sign but that's a whole other can of worms)), but of all 4 of those signatures, only 3 are coded by the program as "Critical" (i.e. won't let you upload without), yet the 4th is still required and will result in a kickback to obtain.....Sure it shouldn't be too hard to just pass the laptop to the driver to have them sign real quick, not exactly hard, yet we all know crews get lazy and just have the attendant scribble the drivers initials in the block whilst getting everything else which results in lots of forgotten signatures and lots of kickbacks.....
 
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