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Undecided... by Blue Ridge M. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Just got home from my last shift. Last night I sat down and re-read everything that I had written in the past. Now I sit here with my iPad in front of me wondering wh ... Read on »
Long time coming by Blue Ridge M. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Wow, it's been a long time since I've even taken a look at this blog. For whatever reason I've been thinking about it for the last few days. So today I read through all of ... Read on »
Trauma... by Blue Ridge M. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine OK, I know I haven't posted in forever but I got to put my two cents in on this new show "Trauma." I've been reading other posts, websites and NBC's site and this show is get ... Read on »
Another Great Read.... by Blue Ridge M. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine ...and very educational too. Prehospital 12 Lead ECG Enjoy... BRM Read on »
Vindicated... by Blue Ridge M. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Ran into a bit of trouble a while ago. All over a damn refusal... Got a call for a CVA. We get there and this guy ain't having a stroke. All he had was numbness on one ... Read on »
Great Reads... by Blue Ridge M. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Two new blogs I recently happened upon. They've been around a while, but I'm...well...a little slow.. Pink, Warm and Dry Paramedicine 101 Read on »
Transferred... by Blue Ridge M. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine In my three short years working for my current employer I have now worked at every station. They call me the shift whore. I am usually the one that has to move around when a ... Read on »
One of My Very Own... by Blue Ridge M. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine These past few months have seen a couple of my career goals come to light. I finally finished my Level I EMS Instructor. That took almost a year and a half to complete. The ... Read on »
25,000.... by Blue Ridge M. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine 25,000 visitors and counting. YeeHaa!!! Read on »
On Learning... by Blue Ridge M. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine I had an instructor who once said that you can learn something from everyone that you come in contact, no matter for how long. I kinda took that to heart and now try to apply ... Read on »
Grief.... by Blue Ridge M. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine In this job grief is a household name. We see it day in and day out. Most of us deal with it fairly well. I can deal with people dying. I can deal with running a code on som ... Read on »
Humor.... by Blue Ridge M. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Reading through other blog's humorous stories and thought I'd share a one of my own... Alert tones wake me up. I look at the clock and my eyes seem like they are glued to ... Read on »
Bright Red Blood...... by Blue Ridge M. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine GI bleed. We have a student today and she was asking about etiologies of GI bleeds on the way to the call, she hasn't covered them in class yet. I tell her they're usually v ... Read on »
In the beginning...... by Blue Ridge M. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine I've decided to start a blog, obviously. Contrary to the title, I am not a Medic, at least not yet. I am a Paramedic student. I work for a local agency as an Intermediate wh ... Read on »
Free at Last! by Blue Ridge M. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Free at last, free at last, thank God Almighty I'm free at last! Paramedic class is over! I have now completed all clinical time, all class time, the final mega-codes and pa ... Read on »
Never forget.... by Blue Ridge M. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine I woke the other night choking down a scream, sweating and trying not to wake my Wife. I couldn't really remember what the dream was about at first. I just knew that it seem ... Read on »
My service.... by Blue Ridge M. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine I said in one of my last posts that I would get back to the topic of to go or stay with an EMS service. I got several great comments and I thank all those who did. I am gonn ... Read on »
Been away.... by Blue Ridge M. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Been awhile since I last posted. Sorry to those readers that come looking. The Wife and I went on a little pre-baby vacation, which was very much needed. I will post in t ... Read on »
Ice... by Blue Ridge M. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine I left for work this morning a bit early. So I could take my time. You see, this morning we got our first taste of winter weather. It was sleeting a bit when I left, it was ... Read on »
No Idea... by Blue Ridge M. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Had a call last shift and like many calls that I run, I have no idea what was going on... The call was for a respiratory distress on a child. We get to the daycare center ... Read on »