(38:54) This week we talk about burns, intubation, vassopressors infiltrating from peripheral IVs and much more. Kelly is calling in live from the road returning from EMS Today, and Ron is in some of his hospital pajamas pre-clinical.
Remember all that discussion about what you should or would do if you were on scene for an emergency event, but not on duty? Well we get the answer today because Kelly and TOTWTYTR were at a diner when a women went into cardiac arrest. Find out what Kelly did by listening this week.
I discovered your podcast last February and even though I’m not in EMS (I’m a nursing student) I’ve been fascinated with your podcast and have binged through the entire series during my workouts and trips on the train.
My question for you is if EMS ever has to do any type of genital exam, like in the case of vaginal bleeding? And what do you guys do to protect yourselves from patient allegations of misconduct?
I might be getting annoying with all the questions that I’m asking, but…..
If an NPA or an OPA is inserted into a patient, is a head tilt chin lift or a jaw thrust still neccessary? It’s one of those questions that has been nagging around in my head, and I’m curious about it.
As an EMS newbie myself (an EMT halfway through precepting) I’m having a hard time figuring out how to respond to the typical “new guy” crap. I seem to be held to a higher standard than the others, while at the same time being treated like I’m incompetent. I know it wouldn’t be wise to overreact and respond in a mean way… it would only vindicate those who are giving me a hard time. But I also don’t want to cave in and appear weak every time someone dishes it out at me. I want to earn the respect of those I work with, but I’m still trying to figure out exactly how that’s done in EMS. Any suggestions?
Kelly’s excellently written account of his save is on his blog.