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2021-04-21 9:07:55 PM  
Junkies are known for their calm and rational demeanor, especially when you just stole their high... *shrug*
 
2021-04-21 9:09:26 PM  
I thought it was common knowledge that incapacitated folks often come up swinging, which is why I was always taught that when you do CPR you jam your knuckle into the sternum as hard as you can.  This safely inflicts a lot of pain so you can ensure the person is really out from an arm's reach away.
 
2021-04-21 9:13:09 PM  
EMS are dicks to addicts. They probably had it coming.

"Woo! Get to save a life! Aww dang it's just another OD. Maaan!"
 
2021-04-21 9:18:51 PM  

RogermcAllen: I thought it was common knowledge that incapacitated folks often come up swinging, which is why I was always taught that when you do CPR you jam your knuckle into the sternum as hard as you can.  This safely inflicts a lot of pain so you can ensure the person is really out from an arm's reach away.


Treating a drug overdose, which is usually hitting them with Narcan to counteract opioids can lead to a patient waking agitated.  This is more often a case if they mixed (or were unaware of it being mixed) with stimulant drugs.  One of the techniques for managing this is to slowly administer the Narcan by IV, so the person wakes gradually, rather than all at once.

The danger of opioid overdoses is depressed respiratory rate or respiratory arrest altogether.  If you have a managed airway with good ventilation, either voluntarily by the patient or with your bag-valve-mask, they patient is safe.

Patients that had degraded to the point of needing CPR, chest compressions and all, incredibly rarely wake.  At all.  They usually die.  The very few CPR saves that I've had did not regain consciousness until long after arriving in the ER.  Patients that have regained spontaneous circulation in the field after shocks/medications/compressions very much remain unconscious.
 
2021-04-21 9:21:35 PM  

mrparks: EMS are dicks to addicts. They probably had it coming.

"Woo! Get to save a life! Aww dang it's just another OD. Maaan!"


The fun ODs to manage are the elderly folk that are dispatched as lethargic or altered level of consciousness.  Getting on scene, it's worth checking their upper body to see if they have any fentanyl patches.  It's so rare that you can fix a problem just by pulling off a patch that it's kind of satisfying.
 
2021-04-21 9:23:03 PM  

Percise1: Junkies are known for their calm and rational demeanor, especially when you just stole their high... *shrug*


Yeah, the junkies that flood the roads carrying their improperly purchased chinese-made products so they can return them to buy again are a problem that we can not ignore.

A reasonable individual might think that shaming them with the idea that all the wasted packaging going to landfills would be enough to shock them enough to seek treatment. It's clear they don't give an eff about the questionable labor practices of the owners of the products that they somehow ordered incorrectly or something that they feel justified in causing waste

When do we get to address this abortion of capitalist waste and selfish desire?

Just kidding. Buy more shiat made by kids so we can fill landfills, to fill the hole in your soul and demonstrate political kindness and socially responsibly with your submission to debt.

Thank you and and may no god bless you for your sacrifice.
 
2021-04-21 9:28:58 PM  

StoPPeRmobile: Percise1: Junkies are known for their calm and rational demeanor, especially when you just stole their high... *shrug*

Yeah, the junkies that flood the roads carrying their improperly purchased chinese-made products so they can return them to buy again are a problem that we can not ignore.

A reasonable individual might think that shaming them with the idea that all the wasted packaging going to landfills would be enough to shock them enough to seek treatment. It's clear they don't give an eff about the questionable labor practices of the owners of the products that they somehow ordered incorrectly or something that they feel justified in causing waste

When do we get to address this abortion of capitalist waste and selfish desire?

Just kidding. Buy more shiat made by kids so we can fill landfills, to fill the hole in your soul and demonstrate political kindness and socially responsibly with your submission to debt.

Thank you and and may no god bless you for your sacrifice.


How did you go from junkies and OD's to child-labor and landfills?
 
2021-04-21 9:32:05 PM  

Resident Muslim: StoPPeRmobile: Percise1: Junkies are known for their calm and rational demeanor, especially when you just stole their high... *shrug*

Yeah, the junkies that flood the roads carrying their improperly purchased chinese-made products so they can return them to buy again are a problem that we can not ignore.

A reasonable individual might think that shaming them with the idea that all the wasted packaging going to landfills would be enough to shock them enough to seek treatment. It's clear they don't give an eff about the questionable labor practices of the owners of the products that they somehow ordered incorrectly or something that they feel justified in causing waste

When do we get to address this abortion of capitalist waste and selfish desire?

Just kidding. Buy more shiat made by kids so we can fill landfills, to fill the hole in your soul and demonstrate political kindness and socially responsibly with your submission to debt.

Thank you and and may no god bless you for your sacrifice.

How did you go from junkies and OD's to child-labor and landfills?


Pretty sure they are one of those posters who like putting down gibberish and pass it off as performance art. It's gotten kind of old and it's best to just ignore them.
 
2021-04-21 9:33:11 PM  

kyleaugustus: RogermcAllen: I thought it was common knowledge that incapacitated folks often come up swinging, which is why I was always taught that when you do CPR you jam your knuckle into the sternum as hard as you can.  This safely inflicts a lot of pain so you can ensure the person is really out from an arm's reach away.

Treating a drug overdose, which is usually hitting them with Narcan to counteract opioids can lead to a patient waking agitated.  This is more often a case if they mixed (or were unaware of it being mixed) with stimulant drugs.  One of the techniques for managing this is to slowly administer the Narcan by IV, so the person wakes gradually, rather than all at once.

The danger of opioid overdoses is depressed respiratory rate or respiratory arrest altogether.  If you have a managed airway with good ventilation, either voluntarily by the patient or with your bag-valve-mask, they patient is safe.

Patients that had degraded to the point of needing CPR, chest compressions and all, incredibly rarely wake.  At all.  They usually die.  The very few CPR saves that I've had did not regain consciousness until long after arriving in the ER.  Patients that have regained spontaneous circulation in the field after shocks/medications/compressions very much remain unconscious.


Yeah it sucks knowing but here is a citation for "Currently, about 9 in 10 people who have cardiac arrest outside the hospital die. "
https://www.cdc.gov/heartdisease/cpr.​h​tm

It would be cool if all those movies and show we real but life is quite the fark you for suffering.

It seems so cruel to bring suffering on those escaping the clutches of the inevitable but it seems to be par for the course.

Ever wonder why baby humans cry when they are born? It struck a nerve recently when someone mentioned it is because they are being brought back upon this plane of existence once again and all there memories were being ripped from them to start all over.

Humans. I mean huindividuals mostly suck. Especially those that pretend to care.
 
2021-04-21 9:34:43 PM  

mrparks: EMS are dicks to addicts. They probably had it coming.

"Woo! Get to save a life! Aww dang it's just another OD. Maaan!"


You are a disgusting person.
 
2021-04-21 9:35:20 PM  

kyleaugustus: mrparks: EMS are dicks to addicts. They probably had it coming.

"Woo! Get to save a life! Aww dang it's just another OD. Maaan!"

The fun ODs to manage are the elderly folk that are dispatched as lethargic or altered level of consciousness.  Getting on scene, it's worth checking their upper body to see if they have any fentanyl patches.  It's so rare that you can fix a problem just by pulling off a patch that it's kind of satisfying.


farking magic! Do not reduce your toiled learning to one act that seems to be simple. It's farking magic!

Thank you.
 
2021-04-21 9:38:23 PM  

mrparks: EMS are dicks to addicts. They probably had it coming.

"Woo! Get to save a life! Aww dang it's just another OD. Maaan!"


Yep, then said junkie gets all pissed off that their high is gone, so they flip out on the EMT, and go back out and OD again.  One chick in my county got hit over 3 times with Narcan from EMTs in one night.  It's a waste of Narcan.  It happens a lot here.
 
2021-04-21 9:40:25 PM  
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2021-04-21 9:41:15 PM  

Resident Muslim: StoPPeRmobile: Percise1: Junkies are known for their calm and rational demeanor, especially when you just stole their high... *shrug*

Yeah, the junkies that flood the roads carrying their improperly purchased chinese-made products so they can return them to buy again are a problem that we can not ignore.

A reasonable individual might think that shaming them with the idea that all the wasted packaging going to landfills would be enough to shock them enough to seek treatment. It's clear they don't give an eff about the questionable labor practices of the owners of the products that they somehow ordered incorrectly or something that they feel justified in causing waste

When do we get to address this abortion of capitalist waste and selfish desire?

Just kidding. Buy more shiat made by kids so we can fill landfills, to fill the hole in your soul and demonstrate political kindness and socially responsibly with your submission to debt.

Thank you and and may no god bless you for your sacrifice.

How did you go from junkies and OD's to child-labor and landfills?


The farkers that can not stop buying and returning are addicts. They threaten the lives of others in their quest for their next fix in the roads and create waste that goes to filling landfills.

It's pretty fn clear. You are just predjudiced and the correct individuals haven't showed you where to correctly place your feels for caring these lost souls.

What's important is to shame those showing you a problem other individuals have. It's a cycle that you can not acknowledge yet. You will though.
 
2021-04-21 9:41:31 PM  

Magnanimous_J: mrparks: EMS are dicks to addicts. They probably had it coming.

"Woo! Get to save a life! Aww dang it's just another OD. Maaan!"

You are a disgusting person.


Calls them like I sees them.

/Whale biologist
 
2021-04-21 9:45:49 PM  
Houston police surrounded the house and the man surrendered peacefully.

Sounds like the cops are all gungrabbers.
 
2021-04-21 9:45:51 PM  

Dr Jack Badofsky: mrparks: EMS are dicks to addicts. They probably had it coming.

"Woo! Get to save a life! Aww dang it's just another OD. Maaan!"

Yep, then said junkie gets all pissed off that their high is gone, so they flip out on the EMT, and go back out and OD again.  One chick in my county got hit over 3 times with Narcan from EMTs in one night.  It's a waste of Narcan.  It happens a lot here.


That is very frustrating.
 
2021-04-21 9:49:17 PM  

StoPPeRmobile: Percise1: Junkies are known for their calm and rational demeanor, especially when you just stole their high... *shrug*

Yeah, the junkies that flood the roads carrying their improperly purchased chinese-made products so they can return them to buy again are a problem that we can not ignore.

A reasonable individual might think that shaming them with the idea that all the wasted packaging going to landfills would be enough to shock them enough to seek treatment. It's clear they don't give an eff about the questionable labor practices of the owners of the products that they somehow ordered incorrectly or something that they feel justified in causing waste

When do we get to address this abortion of capitalist waste and selfish desire?

Just kidding. Buy more shiat made by kids so we can fill landfills, to fill the hole in your soul and demonstrate political kindness and socially responsibly with your submission to debt.

Thank you and and may no god bless you for your sacrifice.


You sound like you need some Narcan. Try not to shoot anyone afterwards...
 
2021-04-21 9:49:49 PM  

mrparks: EMS are dicks to addicts. They probably had it coming.

"Woo! Get to save a life! Aww dang it's just another OD. Maaan!"


I was at a bar with a cocaine nut fireman one night. We had to throw him out for snorting lines in the back room.

He told me "I saved a guy's life today, he was having a heart attack"

So did you hose him down?

Boy the string of profanities... don't like it, don't do coke in the bar, asshole.
 
2021-04-21 10:00:08 PM  
After my uncle died of an infuriatingly preventable colon cancer, my Grandmother insisted all us grandkids get a colonoscopy. Even though I was only in my early 30's, I did it.

I have a medical phobia. I absolutely farking hate going to the doctor. So when they wheeled me into the room, I was massively anxious. I told the team there: 1) I don't want to see the thing 2) I DEFINITELY don't want to see the monitor, and 3) figure out what dose of the drug is going to kill me and back it off just a tiny bit.

The anesthesiologist assured me "with big, younger guys like you, we snow them" (his term). Apparently waking up confused, naked and scared triggers rampage-mode in a lot of people.

As a side note: anyone who is putting off the procedure because they are scared, I promise, its not that bad. Even the dreaded liquid solution they make you drink is nothing more than really salty Gatorade. Its not great, but nothing to be afraid of. And it can detect one of the most deadly, yet preventable cancers we know of.
 
2021-04-21 10:03:49 PM  

Percise1: Junkies are known for their calm and rational demeanor, especially when you just stole their high... *shrug*


Deja Vu.  A MD was talking about this just two days ago.  It is a known problem that the druggies tend to get quite upset about the use of Narcan.
 
2021-04-21 10:09:16 PM  
This is my rifle
These are my drugs
This is for fighting
These are for fun
 
2021-04-21 10:13:07 PM  

nobody11155: A MD was talking about this just two days ago.  It is a known problem that the druggies tend to get quite upset about the use of Narcan.


My brother in law started his career as an EMT. He says the same thing.

There are a couple of substances that I don't do well around. Thankfully opiates aren't among them. But I can empathize that a street person, escaping their absolutely hellish existence with heroin could be a little cranky about being dragged, kicking and screaming, back from dreamland.
 
2021-04-21 10:13:55 PM  

cew-smoke: Resident Muslim: StoPPeRmobile: Percise1: Junkies are known for their calm and rational demeanor, especially when you just stole their high... *shrug*

Yeah, the junkies that flood the roads carrying their improperly purchased chinese-made products so they can return them to buy again are a problem that we can not ignore.

A reasonable individual might think that shaming them with the idea that all the wasted packaging going to landfills would be enough to shock them enough to seek treatment. It's clear they don't give an eff about the questionable labor practices of the owners of the products that they somehow ordered incorrectly or something that they feel justified in causing waste

When do we get to address this abortion of capitalist waste and selfish desire?

Just kidding. Buy more shiat made by kids so we can fill landfills, to fill the hole in your soul and demonstrate political kindness and socially responsibly with your submission to debt.

Thank you and and may no god bless you for your sacrifice.

How did you go from junkies and OD's to child-labor and landfills?

Pretty sure they are one of those posters who like putting down gibberish and pass it off as performance art. It's gotten kind of old and it's best to just ignore them.


Yes, ignore those pointing out a social problem that could save lives and the environment. Besides who really cares about some kid on the other side of the planet and stuffing plastic garbage into the ground just so that you can sit at home eating Puerta Dashed taco bell and finding the perfect cell phone case, oblivious to the harm created by the actions.

I'm pretty sure that the healing we have been promise means children won't be forced to work for our goal of finding the correct c ll phone case.

I expect some farking healing that was promised and I expect the healing to extend beyond the borders that poisons the individuals in this country. fark  allowing destruction of the environment on the other side of the planet so we can enable the addicts here.

I also expect "four more years" or "we have just started to get down to work."
 
2021-04-21 11:17:29 PM  
Lol! Work a Saturday night in an ER to see Narcan reactions.
Narcan is a really big jolt back to reality and no way should that reaction been unexpected.
 
2021-04-21 11:28:43 PM  
The clear answer to this crisis is to require every firefighter and EMT to always hang a Glock on their underutilized belts.

Also to maybe carry around a Santa bag of firearms to throw to the crowds like Mardi-gras beads during fund-raisers.
 
2021-04-21 11:33:21 PM  

mrparks: Dr Jack Badofsky: mrparks: EMS are dicks to addicts. They probably had it coming.

"Woo! Get to save a life! Aww dang it's just another OD. Maaan!"

Yep, then said junkie gets all pissed off that their high is gone, so they flip out on the EMT, and go back out and OD again.  One chick in my county got hit over 3 times with Narcan from EMTs in one night.  It's a waste of Narcan.  It happens a lot here.

That is very frustrating.


Indeed, if only those junkies were people or mammals or even creatures we'd be arrested for neglecting or abusing in a pet shop.
 
2021-04-22 1:10:48 AM  
That's what users do. Next time he may not be so lucky.
 
2021-04-22 1:17:44 AM  

Dr Jack Badofsky: mrparks: EMS are dicks to addicts. They probably had it coming.

"Woo! Get to save a life! Aww dang it's just another OD. Maaan!"

Yep, then said junkie gets all pissed off that their high is gone, so they flip out on the EMT, and go back out and OD again.  One chick in my county got hit over 3 times with Narcan from EMTs in one night.  It's a waste of Narcan.  It happens a lot here.


That's a thoroughly farked thing to say about a person that's harming themself and could die without medical care. This sick person is someone's kid, someone's sibling, or friend or parent.

Opioid addiction usually comes after getting addicted to increasing doses of pain killers after an injury or a sickness. There are court trials happening about pharmaceutical companies that tried to maximize sales of Vicodin and other opioids, knowing that they were addictive.

Narcan is an amazing drug. It's one of the few true antidotes to a poison.
 
2021-04-22 8:46:25 AM  

StoPPeRmobile: Buy more shiat made by kids so we can fill landfills, to fill the hole in your soul and demonstrate political kindness and socially responsibly with your submission to debt.

Thank you and and may no god bless you for your sacrifice.


OMG finally someone who understands Jean-Baptist Emmanuel Zorg.

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2021-04-22 12:28:07 PM  

StoPPeRmobile: Yeah it sucks knowing but here is a citation for "Currently, about 9 in 10 people who have cardiac arrest outside the hospital die. "
https://www.cdc.gov/heartdisease/cpr.h​tm

It would be cool if all those movies and show we real but life is quite the fark you for suffering.

It seems so cruel to bring suffering on those escaping the clutches of the inevitable but it seems to be par for the course.


That's 9 out of 10 **currently**--your article says that a lot better outcome is possible.

That being said, you look at the reason their heart stopped.  If it's due to the heart then CPR might keep them alive long enough for the docs to deal with the problem.  If the heart ran out of blood or oxygen it's futile unless you're already in the ER.

Magnanimous_J: As a side note: anyone who is putting off the procedure because they are scared, I promise, its not that bad. Even the dreaded liquid solution they make you drink is nothing more than really salty Gatorade. Its not great, but nothing to be afraid of. And it can detect one of the most deadly, yet preventable cancers we know of.


Yup.  I've been through it, no big deal.  For me the worst part was after I was prepped and waiting to be rolled into the room.  I had an IV in and that icked me out a bit.

Percise1: Junkies are known for their calm and rational demeanor, especially when you just stole their high... *shrug*


It's not just that the Narcan takes their high away, it also causes immediate withdrawal symptoms--since it happens all at once it's worse than simply going cold turkey.  (Which also means that when Narcan is used for inadvertent exposure it's nowhere near as bad.)
 
2021-04-22 1:37:42 PM  
I think it's funny if you boil it down to the fact that there were unwelcome people in his house that wouldn't leave his property so he grabbed his gun to protect his property.

I know that isn't what happened and I'm sure the EMT folks have an obligation to make sure the patient recovers and likely take them into the hospital. You can't pull guns on people like that, I know.

But he had to 'surrender' to cops for the drug use, itself I guess. :)
 
2021-04-22 2:07:17 PM  
Dude was probably a Republican.  Being helped by the government contradicted his worldview and the only way he knew how to react was by shooting.
 
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