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(33:54) Blooooodddd, maybe this should have been the halloween episode. Ron learns about blood diseases. Its also scary how burned out everyone in class is getting at this point. Only 3 weeks to go.
Ron gets his textbook changed. He also gets an EMS job, find out what’s scary about that on this week’s episode.
What I Did This Week
Got something added to the new addition of Paramedic Care, Testicular Torsion
Had a Job interview – I got the job
Another test. Are they trying to trick us?
Skills lab – Which do you think is the most challenging skill when testing?
Giving Glucagon IM when you can’t get a vein for Dextrose
Christine asked about it. Someone on FB asked about it.
I had an interesting situation with Oral glucose when we could’t get a vein.
Please help settle a debate that has torn my partner and I apart. We’ve argued in many different hospitals, stations, and nursing homes about pushing D50 through an IO. It’s not actually a situation we run into often; I think we just like to argue.
One of us argues that pushing D50 via IO is practically a guarantee that the patient will lose a limb. The other thinks we would have heard about all these limbs going necrotic by now, and that it would be discussed in EMS more or perhaps popping up in a new protocol.
Thanks in advance,
Hi Ron and Kelly. I have an answer, a question and a comment for you all.
The answer to the question Kelly was asking on episode 66 is the McMartin Preschool trial, which took place in California.
The question is I am an EMT student and our program has just released us to do ambulance ride alongs. What are the best things I can do to have an effective ride along experience and help, rather than hinder my preceptors?
Finally the comment- I’ve been listening to your podcast since episode one and it, along with your can do approach is a significant reason why this 40 something guy believed that it would be possible to become an EMT.
Thanks and keep up the good work!