(35:21) After obscure references to comedic science fiction, Kelly and Ron talk about Thoracic Trauma and answer some listener questions. Chest decompression, sucking chest wounds, and pericardialtamponade, oh yeah.
Hello, I’m almost finished with my EMT-B class and I was wondering, when I finish the course and get my certification, is it better to work as an ER Tech or volunteer with the fire department to get experience??
Kelly & Ron, do I have a question for you guys this time.
I know this is a *oh so wonderful* subject close and dear to Kelly’s heart, but for spinal immobilization, if the patient has an injury on their back that prohibits you from laying them supine, how do you secure them to the backboard on their side? Honestly curious, because my EMT textbook shows nothing on how to properly immobilize a patient in that position, and well, even though research has proven backboards suck at their jobs, I don’t need a lawyer coming down on me further down the road. Especially in my state of Massachusetts.