(39:57) School is over and Ron has taken his EMT-I exam…but does not yet know the results. And so we devote an entire episode to listener questions!
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EMS Newbie EMSWorld Essay Contest
Links to the other Podcast in which Ron is appearing:
In the Rabbit Hole (Urban Survival Podcast):
I’m curious to see how you to react to religion. I, myself, am an atheist so I’m not exactly sure how to feel when someone asks you to pray with them. Also, how do you feel exposed to different religions that determine treatments – for example Jehovah’s Witness’ and blood transfusions.
I was reading the Western Australia Ambulance Services’ Medical Director presented a study on pre-hospital use of adrenalin in cardiac arrest – the PACA trial. It showed that while adrenaline is useful in ROSC it showed no significant difference in 28 day outcome. Wat are your thoughts on adrenalin?
Why don’t cops ever get any credit for their contribution to EMS?
Do Ron or Kelly have a certain structure or mnemonic when you are giving a handover to the nurse or doc at the EED?
1) Why do you believe acid/base balance to be an important topic?
2) Talking about International EMS and looking beyond your own horizon – I’m currently touring the UK and North America and what an eye opener it is to experience different systems.
First, would you say that having moderate asthma that is well controlled with medication and moderate scoliosis be a problem working as a paramedic?
You often say, when discussing spinal motion restriction, to place the board higher than the patient. Would you still do this with a very tall person?
Given where you two are in classes and careers, if you could go back and tell yourself one tip, trick, or lesson, to help yourself before starting your EMT-B course…what would it be?
I ran into my old partner the other day and he related to me a call that he had. The patient had an obvious ankle fracture and the patient was wearing over the ankle style work boots. My former partner elected to leave the boot in place and use a pillow splint to immobilize the ankle. When the BLS truck arrived on scene (they) proceeded to undo the pillow splint and remove the boot without giving the patient any pain medication first…and used an air splint…My question to Kelly is, have you ever had this problem before and what would be the reason for removing the boot if it was helping to maintain immobilization?
1) Besides a pelvic fracture, when would you use a scoop stretcher instead of a stair chair?
2) Any tips on patient assessment (in testing situations)?
3) From an EMT-B standpoint, what makes a good handoff report?
4) What are your opinions on the status of EMS in the United States today and in your views, where does it need to go?