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    YUM! Thanks. (Tell me the Capt still has his tab open!) My brain's fried and still got to get some work done tonight. Self-inflicted deadline...I hate it when I do that!

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    I hate when I do that too..and it's most of the time on projects I'm working on...
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    I have lost my mind..has anyone seen it? it's not worth much..but it's mine

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    Now how can you have a self-inflicted deadline on a project someone else is working on????

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    Because...you know they'll screw it up and it'll be brought to you to fix..so why not just do it yourself...with a seemingly unrealistic self-inflicted deadline? Like the old saying goes...if you want it done right, do it yourself...
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    Dang...I didn't want to give this early but I have no choice! That's exactly what's happening...if I don't do it it won't get done right (world according to the skyraider....and just to think, I'm not a perfectionist). I'll slip some sarcasm in this place one day and get away with it.

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    Not with this group you won't
    I've spent countless nights laying awake in bed trying to figure out problems to projects I'm working on...I've actually gone into work at 2am to work on stuff (at my old job at a public access tv station..my previous life of video/computer engineering). Talk about obsessive...Thank God for Ambien so I can actually get some sleep every now and then...
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    I'll admit to having done that once or twice in my life....but not in the past few years. It only works when you're getting something back from the job (satisfaction...not $). This thing I'm working on is actually for the station!

    Ambien, huh? Grand Dad does it for me!

    Need to get to work. So much for reading the triage chpt for tomorrow night.

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    OH...and THANKS for distracting me during my productive hour of the evening! Don't you have some riding to do??? I guess I need to hit the "Logoff" button and use some self discipline!

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    Ahh...good ol' MCI...remember...it should only take you 30 seconds at the MAX to initially triage someone. That's one part alot of new EMT's don't realize....During an MCI, if someone's in cardiac arrest, they're black tagged..no workie themie....Same goes for respiriatory arrest with a pulse...When I teach MCI classes, it flabbergasts alot of people...including "seasoned" members, that you don't work someone....But I always say..."think of it this way...if you were a patient from the MCI and they spent all the resources on 1 patient, how many of the other patients would benefit from it, including yourself? the answer? None..." It may seem heartless, but with a situation like that, you have to care for the ones that you know have a chance of surviving...
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    Default OK...my last post!

    30 seconds? 30 seconds?? I can't even get my initial assessment under 2 minutes yet. Heck, I can't even get my trauma load & go in the back of the ambo in under 10 minutes yet. FAILURE CRITERIA! But...if what you say is true, then you don't care for any critical patients, just the ones that need a bandaide (sp?) who would have survived anyway?

    Now I'll be up all night thinking about the answer. So be it. Good night!

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    The initial asessment for an MCI event is different thant your "normal" intial asessment. Basically, you do a qucik set of ABC's...look for, and if you have to, control any major bleeding. Then you tag the patients for the treatment teams to take care of, and move on to the next patient. YOur job is not to treat patients if your triaging...That's what the treatment teams are for...Black tags for deseased, cardiac arrest, no breathing after 30 seconds with repositioning of head. Red for major injuries, such as mulitiple fractures, altered mental status, etc... Yellow for not as serious injuries such as a stable fractures not including femur fracture (due to the fact the thigh can hold 1.5 litres of blood before it starts to show with bruising etc..)Green for your "walking wounded"..minor cuts, scrapes, etc...
    I know my last post seemed kind of un-caring...I didn't mean it to come off that way....I sort of "over simplified" it a bit.
    Hopefully this cleared it up a bit for you...Any questions feel free to write me. Either here or PM
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    I know it's late but is the bar still open for last call? Anyone? JoJo?
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    Psst...172...I found a key to the bar outside around the back door, on the side of the 2nd step in the crack. You can let yourself in if no one's here. Crank the music up and you'll feel like the place is full. (And someone keeps some beer stocked in the mini-fridge in the back room...no lock!). I didn't tell you this.

    JoJo's normally around late.....not sure where she is!

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    HEAR YE HEAR YE
    ROOKIE IS NOW OFFICIALLY ON VACATION


    Drinks are on me until further notice!!
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    Where ya going, Rookie? Can we come with you?

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    I'm flying to Athens, Greece on Friday. 5 days on the mainland doing the touristy bus tour thing. Then 3 nights on Santorini Island then another 5 nights on the Island of Rhodes. I can't wait; I'm getting very impatient to get started.
    I've waited 10 years for this trip. It's a Honeymoon/Anniversary combined deal.

    I'm kinda laughing at my kid; she has said repeatedly that she doesn't want the FD checking up on her and if they do she won't answer the phone. I laughed and said they go into burning buildings and rescue people-do you think the doors are always unlocked? NO......so if they think you need help you're going to get it whether you want it or not. She mulled that one over for a while and I don't think she cares for the idea much. Then again, at 16 didn't we all think we could rule the world???
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    Rookie...I'm jealous as all get out! Greece is one of the most beautiful countries in the world (IMHO) and you're going to love it! I know you and your husband are going to have a great time. Look forward to seeing pics and getting some good stories when you come back. Good thing you're not taking the chitlin(s) with you!

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    Rookie ........fly safe, have a good time and I (we) wil try and not ring up a big bar tab.
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    Pardon me sir.. .....but I believe we are all over here !
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    I'm sorry, I haven't been paying much attention for the last 3 hours.....what were we discussing?
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    I got here too late for the Capt to get me a drink the other night...but since we've got an open tab....bring me Pina Colada or other exotic drink. Too expensive to order them out normally! Thanks, Rookie!

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    BUMP!!

    Hey folks; keep this place open until I get back. I'm sure I'll have a few stories to share. Probably more yet that I'll stay quiet about!
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    Did we have a fire in the pub that I didn't know about and ya'll put it out and went elsewhere to quaff without leaving me a note?

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    no no I slurped 3 Selects last night late and in the peace and quiet .........
    IACOJ both divisions and PROUD OF IT !
    Pardon me sir.. .....but I believe we are all over here !
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    Been a long week for me too...this manual labor stuff is different than working in a hospital, etc...I'll throw back a few tonight though if anyone else is interested...I'm jealous that Rookie is going on vacation...As soon as I get my medic, I'm thinking about going on one myself...definately need it...
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    Rookie have a great time. I only get to go to San Francisco this year. Then for only 3 days. Whirlwind tour. But then since I'm from the area I can make it work.

    I could use a drink tonight. My daughter who's living in Co came home to surprise me for Mothers Day. Or so I here! She's out with friends since I was at work.

    Make it a double! I'm on a diet!

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    HELLLLLOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!
    Pass me a drink...............Tall one please.................
    Ive definately put my self in a tight situation. I work full time days and put my self in class on mon-thur and occasional sat. WHAT WAS I THINKING????? Hmmmm........Why dont I have a social life???? yah Im sure that doewnt help me?.?.
    I would love to go on vacation. Or to a confrence (those typicallly end up like a vacation).But that wont be for a while.
    San Fransico sounds fun I havent been there in a while. Used to go yearly.
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