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Posted: 9/17/2005 8:51:19 PM EDT
Just came back form my first call. Intoxicated 19 y/o. Damn. interesting got to yell at the bastard to keep him up. Not much vomiting. Good Shit
Link Posted: 9/18/2005 6:39:08 AM EDT
Ammonia Amps are your leetle friends......
Link Posted: 9/18/2005 9:49:50 AM EDT
Enjoy!

(they took away our ammonium ampules in this state)
Link Posted: 9/18/2005 9:58:31 AM EDT

Originally Posted By TheAvatar9265ft:
Enjoy!

(they took away our ammonium ampules in this state)



WTF? You're joking, right?

What level provider? For what "reason"?


I'd consider them a personal carry item.
Link Posted: 9/18/2005 1:21:50 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Tango7:

Originally Posted By TheAvatar9265ft:
Enjoy!

(they took away our ammonium ampules in this state)



WTF? You're joking, right?

What level provider? For what "reason"?


I'd consider them a personal carry item.



They're not in our protocols either, B through P.
Link Posted: 9/18/2005 3:30:39 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/18/2005 3:30:52 PM EDT by Tango7]
Protocol requirements for ammonia amps?

No offense intended, bros, but

I'd still have to have 'em in an altoids tin in my pants pocket or somewhere dark 'n' deep. They're just too damn handy.
Link Posted: 9/18/2005 3:35:12 PM EDT
typical college EMS call. Ammonia amp (outside your vehicle!) then a nasal airway (my favorite BLS intervention)
Link Posted: 9/18/2005 3:37:45 PM EDT
Sternal rubs are way more fun! Unless you`re shoving the amp up their nose!
Link Posted: 9/18/2005 3:41:33 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/18/2005 3:50:15 PM EDT by txgp17]
Intoxicated 19 y/o
If you're at a University, get used to that. I used to be assigned to a Fire Station across the street from a very liberal college. I got my fill of that crap.
Edit to Add: I've been on duty for 84 hours now.
Link Posted: 9/18/2005 3:43:52 PM EDT
'Round here we call it Vitamin A. I'm on duty now, going into the thirteenth hour of 24. I just switched-out w/ the other paramedic and am on the 'box' for the rest of the shift. This is the station next to Old Dominion University.....yeah, they like their beer! If we're not responding to drunk college kids or the fire alarms in the dorms, we're rolling on the 'locals' that sit on the porch all day.... Ammonia is the cat's ass!
Link Posted: 9/18/2005 3:44:19 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/18/2005 3:46:03 PM EDT by ChrisLe]

Originally Posted By NJm1a:
Just came back form my first call. Intoxicated 19 y/o. Damn. interesting got to yell at the bastard to keep him up. Not much vomiting. Good Shit



The first one may be fun, but when you have to deal with drunks day in and day out, month after month, year after year for 16 years, you'll learn to hate them...They're nothing more than a useless drain on society's already overstretched and overworked Police Dept's, Fire Departments, hospitals and EMS systems...Quite frankly, we've got more important things to do than babysit stupid drunks..
Link Posted: 9/18/2005 4:38:29 PM EDT

Originally Posted By ChrisLe:
[Quite frankly, we've got more important things to do than babysit stupid drunks..



Aint that the truth. I am sick of dealing w/ drunks, I hate it when the universitys start up for the year.
Link Posted: 9/18/2005 4:58:24 PM EDT

Originally Posted By txgp17:
Edit to Add: I've been on duty for 84 hours now.



You've gotta be payin' someone back on a trade, right?

What kind of schedule are you on - 24/24?
Link Posted: 9/18/2005 8:09:56 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Tango7:

Originally Posted By TheAvatar9265ft:
Enjoy!

(they took away our ammonium ampules in this state)



WTF? You're joking, right?

What level provider? For what "reason"?


I'd consider them a personal carry item.



Not in any EMS providers scope here.

You'd think we'd at least have some amyl nitrate for CN poisioning.
Link Posted: 9/19/2005 12:49:33 PM EDT
With luck ill be dealing with alot of that soon. My college has a volunteer EMS service on canpus, infact im interviewing for it in about an hour. They train you as a first responder and put you on call during the heavy party nights. I think it will be a nice introduction to the field of emergency medicine.
Link Posted: 9/21/2005 9:29:08 AM EDT

Originally Posted By TheAvatar9265ft:

Not in any EMS providers scope here.

You'd think we'd at least have some amyl nitrate for CN poisioning.



As I used to tell my provisionals... As long as it doesn't say "Thou shalt NOT" about a procedure in the Protocol, always consider it as an option, if the situation warrants.

Amyl Nitrate I can understand, but Ammonia Amps are OTC, and non-regulated... they're also non-theraputic in terms of anything other than LOC "adjustment"

<shakes head>
Link Posted: 9/21/2005 9:39:33 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/21/2005 9:39:46 AM EDT by ChrisLe]

Originally Posted By Tango7:

Originally Posted By TheAvatar9265ft:

Not in any EMS providers scope here.

You'd think we'd at least have some amyl nitrate for CN poisioning.



As I used to tell my provisionals... As long as it doesn't say "Thou shalt NOT" about a procedure in the Protocol, always consider it as an option, if the situation warrants.

Amyl Nitrate I can understand, but Ammonia Amps are OTC, and non-regulated... they're also non-theraputic in terms of anything other than LOC "adjustment"

<shakes head>



We refer to those 'unwritten' procedures as "discretionary protocols."
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