(1:00:32) Kelly and Ron braved the horrible winter weather here in the south to bring you this week’s episode, so don’t miss it. We talk about what makes a good medic both personality-wise and medically. Kelly gives a really good football based metaphor for where EMS fits into the overall field of medicine.
We talk about assessment at MVCs. Whether we’ve become too focused on the terrorist threat in EMS, and you get an everything you always wanted to know about firearms discussion as well. Finally we discuss flight medics and nurses.
Alex – We ran a call the other day with a combative patient. He had to be physically restrained by several firefighters just to keep him from attacking us. He was diabetic and gave every impression of having low blood sugar, but when we checked his sugar it came back around 250-ish. The medic hit him with some versed and he almost immediately became the friendliest guy in the world. We were never able to determine why he was acting the way he was. There wasn’t alcohol on his breath. Any speculation as to what might have been going on?
just some kid – know your system’s rules will be different from those in this country, but i am wondering what would happen if you were called to a family member or a friend, or someone you are close to came into the ER, would you treat them yourself, or would you step back and (if it’s possible) let your partner or someone else treat them. i know it is not always going to be possible with most crews, but if you had the choice. i would like to know your personal opinion more than what your guidelines say
Colonel Cooper’s 4 Rules of Firearm Safety
- All guns are always loaded.
- Never let the muzzle cover anything you are not willing to destroy.
- Keep your finger off the trigger until your sights are on the target.
- Be sure of your target and what is beyond it.
Wikipedia Overview of Gun Safety