[audio:20_MaintainControl.mp3] (38:52) Is the scene safe, Kelly?
This week Ron and Kelly talk about maintaining your own pulse when dealing with a crazy call, what’s the reason to give pain meds, and the difference between the parasympathetic and sympathetic nervous systems. You’ll learn a new way to remember what part the parasympathetic system has on breeding.
This week Ron started giving IVs to the public at large and got to see a cath lab procedure.
UPDATE: After listening to the show and checking my pharmacology book I’m pretty sure the STEMI patient was not given Haldol. He was given Heprin. Haldol is an antipsychotic. Heprin is an anticoagulant which makes way more sense.
I am wondering if there are personality types that are more successful than others in EMS? The reason I am asking this is because I have often been told that people can’t see me working on an ambulance or in an emergency department and have often been told that I should be a case worker. – Kim in Colorado
How familiar are EMTs/Paramedics with the Road ID wrist/ankle identification tags? Also, what information would you suggest to have on the tag? Typically it is name, city/state, 2-3 contact numbers, and any medical conditions or allergies. Eric – Las Vegas