When God made paramedics, He was into His sixth day of overtime.
An angel appeared and said, “You’re doing a lot of fiddling around on this one.”
God said, “Have you read the specs on this order?
A Paramedic has to be able to carry an injured person up a wet,
grassy hill in the dark,
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Story of my life at work. Lesson learned, Don’t take life too seriously.
So first off got in my first Ambulance Accident today!!! Everybody was ok but more on that in a little.
Basically my day started out getting to work at 0715 shift starts at 0730 I walk in and the guy I’m relieving asks if I’ll take it for him since he got his ass kicked all night and still has a chart and half to write. I take it first call of the day is 14 y/o female overdose/seizure, on scene I find she has taken to many antidepressants what 14 y/o is either one trying to get high on them or two trying to kill her self on them?!?!?! -side note she was stable when we left-.
About noonish we get called out for another pt and just so everybody who doesn’t know there is basically two rules when driving your own vehicle down the road and you hear an ambulance driving code behind you rule one you pull over to the RIGHT side of the road NOT towards the center lane. Rule two don’t be an ambulance chaser! There is no reason for you to be driving on my ass while I’m running code. So what happens I slam on my brake trying to avoid the jackass who decided at the last minute that instead of stopping in the middle of the road he was going to merge left the direction I’m trying to move to get around him needless to say the guy on my ass slams into the back of me luckily I was empty and didn’t have a pt in the back. Driver of the other vehicle was ok and was wearing a seat belt and both my partner and I were wearing our seat belts. Minor damage done to the bumper of the ambulance and is still functional putting us back in service.
Around 1700 we get called up to rendezvous w/an outside BLS unit for a pt unresponsive asthma. I don’t know if you guys have been paying attention to the news but here in Southwest Idaho we have some huge fires causing extreme smoke in the area these guys thought it would be a good idea to go out and play in the foothills w/asthma.
And not near as exciting to make my day even worse we go out to the store to get some food for dinner I get back to the station and I lost all my chicken I bought and have no idea where I lost it I went back to the store they said no you didn’t leave it here. haha over all I guess it hasn’t been a bad day other than my getting in to my first ambulance accident…..Some people
Sorry for the long rant and rave.
We Lost a Great Man today. For those of you out there who ride just remember to be safe you never know whats going to happen! Be safe
RIP-Art You’ll be for ever missed!!
-Never Take Life For Granted
When our Captain finds out about this…….Heads will Role!!
Never do anything you wouldn’t want to explain to a Paramedic
Tobacco Smoke Enema (1750s-1810s)
The tobacco enema was used to infuse tobacco smoke into a patient’s rectum for various medical purposes, primarily the resuscitation of drowning victims. A rectal tube inserted into the anus was connected to a fumigator and bellows that forced the smoke towards the rectum. The warmth of the smoke was thought to promote respiration, but doubts about the credibility of tobacco enemas led to the popular phrase “blow smoke up one’s ass.”