[audio:24_CricAndFoley.mp3] (55:38) This week we talk about Folly catheters and how it is different on a real woman than the mannequin. Also about getting the smell out of your nose. Ron had a big extrication day where he learn all about cricotomy, alternative airways, digital intubation and blind nasaul intubation. In pharmacology we learned about HTN drugs.
For the first time one of my teachers told me the exact opposite of something Kelly said was airway fu last week. Listen to us discuss why each of them felt the way they do. And while we’re having disagreements the newbie ain’t so sure about other things Kelly said, or maybe it is the other way around.
Kelly, I am having a real problem being able to hold manual c-spine on on a supine patient who is face down as we log roll the patient on to a long backboard. Try as I might, I can’t seem to hold on thru the whole rolling process without falling on my face or breaking c-spine. I have to stop the roll midway thru & have someone temporary take over c-spine while I get my hands reset, then I take over the c-spine & finish the roll on to the board. My instructors are getting fustrated with my not doing the roll without stopping. My other classmates have no trouble being able to do this. Now I realize that I’m alot older than 99% of my classmates (I’m 42) & I’m not as flexable as I use to be. Is it ok that I stop & reset my hands?? Is this going to be a issue when I do my national registry practicals?? I understand the concept & I believe that I have my hands in the correct positions, it’s just can’t seem to flex enough to continue the roll. I will keep trying to figure this out. It is very discouraging to me. – Kenneth
I’m wondering if you (Kelly) have any advice for someone about to start their paramedic internship. – Matt