fusillade762: she used her foot, stamping on Colm's ribcageThe jolt restarted his heart and paramedics took him to hospitalThe jolt from being stomped on? I didn't know CPR could restart someone's heart.
anuran: hardinparamedic, is this something you learn in in EMS school?
cgraves67: Someone is finally getting that pony she keeps asking for.
hardinparamedic: anuran: hardinparamedic, is this something you learn in in EMS school?outside of off color jokes about racist cops, nope. :)Good for the kid. He may not have had enough body strength to do CPR. It's better than nothing
dj_bigbird: Thanks to Obamacare, we're reduced to having 9 yr olds kick their dads in the chest as a way to treat heart attacks.
Felgraf: fusillade762: she used her foot, stamping on Colm's ribcageThe jolt restarted his heart and paramedics took him to hospitalThe jolt from being stomped on? I didn't know CPR could restart someone's heart.Most things that require CPR *aren't* stopped hearts: Heart Attacks are generally fibrillation (arhytmic spasming/the rhythm getting farked) than utterly stopped.CPR (or jolts) can force the heart back into regular rhythm.
Uchiha_Cycliste: 8I like the idea in my head that she wasn't doing CPR and she was actually wailing on her pa.
reveal101: love watching the Chris Solomons rescue
reveal101: I've never had to do it, but I've learned from people like you, and from watching the video (hopefully) what to do.
reveal101: PTSD is highly associated with the job and the turnover rate generally higher than say police or firefighter. Would you also find this to be true?
hardinparamedic: reveal101: love watching the Chris Solomons rescueThis is one of the most inspiring videos on CPR I've ever seen.
hardinparamedic: Ventricular fibrillation can occur from a heart attack or cardiac ischemia, but there are other causes, such as channelopathies, trauma, and generalized ischemia. They are, however, the most common lethal arrythmia that people who have heart attacks develop. Ventricular Tachycardia can also develop if certain cardiac conduction channels are damaged as a result of that ischemia/infarction. (A myocardial infarction is a heart attack). In fact, lethal arrythmia is the most common cause of death within 8 hours of a heart attack.
reveal101: hardinparamedicWhen I last did my CPR (third time refresher) I asked the instructor why I always seem to get taught by an ex-paramedic, and he responded that PTSD is highly associated with the job and the turnover rate generally higher than say police or firefighter. Would you also find this to be true?
kellyclan: Police and fire departments are a public service
hardinparamedic: Fire-based EMS is a horrible idea. It encourages people who have no desire to do EMS or transport to do the bare minimums necessary to get their B or P so they can ride the big red truck.As a rule, the best services in the United States tend to be non-profit, hospital based, or county third service.
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