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  Thread: For the sake of asking...
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Here is what I would do: 1. I would call 911. 2. I would call a mobile medical vehicle. 3. I would ask anyone that I see if they are a doctor, nurse, or if they are an EMT.
sueshepherdnurse Discussion 17 33,904 2017-02-19, 08:16 PM
  Thread: For the sake of asking...
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Here is your answer: 1. I would call the mobile that is in rural areas. 2. I would call 911 and see about going to the nearest hospital. 3. I would call the nearest clinic and see if anyone ca...
sueshepherdnurse Discussion 17 33,904 2017-02-12, 08:07 PM
  Thread: For the sake of asking...
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I can remember a time when we were stuck for about one hour and a half on the road due to a tractor trailer overturned. There were no hospitals near the area or in site. I think that people should h...
sueshepherdnurse Discussion 17 33,904 2017-01-12, 08:54 PM
  Thread: For the sake of asking...
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This is what I would do: 1. Call 911. 2. Call the rural mobile that travels to rural areas. 3. If there is no phone, see if you can radio in the emergency and let the EMS know and understand the...
sueshepherdnurse Discussion 17 33,904 2017-01-05, 03:13 PM
  Thread: For the sake of asking...
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This all depends on where the accident is located. If it is in a city or a town, then I would call the EMS or the nearest paramedic station. If it is located in a rural town where the EMS or the par...
sueshepherdnurse Discussion 17 33,904 2016-12-15, 09:42 AM
  Thread: For the sake of asking...
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The vehicles that I would use are the following: 1. The EMS vehicles for sure which are an ambulance, fire truck, and the rescue squad. 2. If the accident is at a rural area, then I would call the...
sueshepherdnurse Discussion 17 33,904 2016-12-07, 03:15 PM
  Thread: For the sake of asking...
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The vehicles that I would call would be the first responders which are the EMS, the fire trucks, and any other medical company like traveling nurses and doctors van. I would then seek any clinics nea...
sueshepherdnurse Discussion 17 33,904 2016-11-16, 04:59 PM
  Thread: For the sake of asking...
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The vehicles that would be used in this situation are the following: 1. An ambulance in order to take the people who are injured and take care of them inside of the ambulance. 2. The fire truck wou...
sueshepherdnurse Discussion 17 33,904 2016-11-07, 10:39 AM
  Thread: For the sake of asking...
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I can remember going on vacation one time and there was a tractor trailer truck 18-wheeler that overturned onto the highway and traffic was not moving at all. It was very scary. I could remember the...
sueshepherdnurse Discussion 17 33,904 2016-10-19, 09:32 AM
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Triage nursing is the best way to handle this situation for many reasons. You have to handle the more serious injuries first and then the least ones next. I am so thankful that you have this forum p...
sueshepherdnurse Discussion 17 33,904 2016-10-11, 10:08 AM
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I would take care of the most injured people first and then go from there. After I had taken care of all of the people, I would then check on the people that I have taken care of in order to make sur...
sueshepherdnurse Discussion 17 33,904 2016-09-26, 01:32 PM
  Thread: For the sake of asking...
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Triage nursing is the way to go in this one. First, I would assess the scene in order to make sure that it is safe. Then, I would assess the victims from the most severe trauma to the least trauma. ...
sueshepherdnurse Discussion 17 33,904 2016-09-08, 04:34 PM
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I think that it is always a good idea to have a plan of action when emergencies arise. When I did one job as a school nurse, I had to always check our emergency kit so that it had necessary items in ...
sueshepherdnurse Discussion 17 33,904 2016-08-10, 07:14 PM
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I would do triage nursing and that would mean treat the most critical patients first and then move on to treat the other patients. Then when all of the patients have been treated, then I would assess...
sueshepherdnurse Discussion 17 33,904 2016-07-25, 10:19 AM
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(2016-06-15 01:59 PM)sueshepherdnurse Wrote:   (2016-01-05 12:13 PM)sueshepherdnurse Wrote:  Good point and necessary to always think of contingencies and how to respond. Thanks for the gr...
sueshepherdnurse Discussion 17 33,904 2016-07-14, 02:54 PM
  Thread: For the sake of asking...
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(2016-01-05 12:13 PM)sueshepherdnurse Wrote:  Good point and necessary to always think of contingencies and how to respond. Thanks for the great reminder to all of us to think about how to deal...
sueshepherdnurse Discussion 17 33,904 2016-06-15, 01:59 PM
  Thread: Rescue ambulance
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Not necessarily - depends on the regulations in the area. If there's nothing else in the area, whatever the volunteer rescue can provide is good. The way I understand things, there is a long history...
sueshepherdnurse Rescue Standards 1 11,464 2016-02-17, 07:47 PM
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Good point and necessary to always think of contingencies and how to respond. Thanks for the great reminder to all of us to think about how to deal with difficult emergencies.
sueshepherdnurse Discussion 17 33,904 2016-01-05, 12:13 PM
  Thread: Background check through NCOEMS - Average time to complete?
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(2015-09-12 03:21 PM)EMS245Central Wrote:  Does anyone know how long it "usually" takes for a BGC to clear with NCOEMS and credentials (either initial or upgraded) to hit CIS? Myself and 6 frien...
sueshepherdnurse Discussion 1 8,172 2015-12-01, 09:38 PM