Just Another Day At Work

One of the jobs I work at, in fact this is the ONLY thing I like about this job,  is that the police carry AED’s in their cars and are not afraid to use them. They usually have the initial medical care done, history, vitals, oxygen, and much more done before I get on scene. They are AWESOME! They know where everything is on our trucks, know how to drive us to the hospital, know how to work ALL our equipment…they are by far the best cops I have ever worked with! We have had several clinical saves because they got on scene, started CPR, and used their AED’s. One guy was unknown down time and is walking around today because of his wife and the cops that used their AED.  Now, with that being said let me share a little story with you, about a guy that is alive today because of his wife and the officer that arrived and knew something was wrong.

First thing after shift change we got sent to an “unresponsive patient, unknown problem”. What a way to start the day. The dispatcher is fairly new, not very good, and just…well…he’s new. Only he’s not, he’s been a dispatcher for over 10 years, but only with our department for a little under a year. We never got an update en route to the call, but heard the officers responding. As soon as I called on scene, the officer that was there about 3 minutes before us, got on the radio to us and said, “Be advised, one shock by the AED, CPR in progress.” I was like, “Well fuck! Grab everything!” So we load up and head into the house, as we enter the room the officer says, “he’s breathing and has a pulse.” Sure enough, snoring respiration and a strong pulse. By the time we moved him to our ambulance he was talking to us, confused, but talking. Got him to the hospital, fully talking, not confused, and off to cath lab. Later I got a call saying he was awaiting a defibrillator. That officer and the family doing CPR saved his life!

For those of you interested, and able to read it, bellow is the AED data we pulled after the event and our EKG and 12-Lead. This was one lucky man!

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EMS Week

It was a wonderful EMS week full of goodies! : ) Now it’s time to get out there and thank your veterans for your freedom! This holiday wasn’t free!

As you know, I hate being called an “ambulance driver” and there are many people that don’t know much about EMT’s and Paramedic’s. It’s ok if you don’t know, but please do not call us ambulance drivers. The picture pretty much sums up what we are.

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Holiday Weekend

How are my blogging friends? I hope all is well. I have been pretty quiet lately, mostly because I don’t know how to get everything out of my head. It’s just one freaking mess right now! I’m doing ok, overall, but I’m just a mess in my head.  I can’t get anything right and get it out. I just don’t know where to start.

What’s new with me?

Still loving this new job!

Still hating hell job!

Still caching as much as I can!

Still working on a cache series hide!

Still trying to convince my man that I don’t want to find someone else. He says he loves me enough to let me go, he wants me to find someone my age that I can have a full life with, a family, everything I always wanted. I can’t get him to understand that I’ve found the person I want. He’s so good to me, treats me wonderful, makes sure I’m cared for, makes sure I’m happy, loves me. I don’t want to go searching for that again. You know how hard it is to find a decent man??? Actually, to find a man at all?? I swear, all the guys around here are just children!! I’ve never been on for the bar scene and honestly, what kind of people are you going to find that way? I don’t want someone that drinks a lot, it’s not me. Not with the hell I went through with my family, both my parents drink enough for the entire state! So where and how do I find someone? And what if I don’t want to?? My heart doesn’t want to!!

Where Have the Days Gone??

Life has been crazy! As usual, crazy busy! I had wonderful orientation and tons of fun, despite the problem child starting problems. I love my new job, it was so much fun! I love the people there and the bosses seem to like me. What little time I do have off has been spent caching…or sleeping. I’m really not sure how much I have slept, but I know it’s not much. I’ve been getting horrible migraines lately which are keeping me from sleeping. If you have migraines then you know that not sleeping makes the migraines worse. I haven’t done much of anything lately.

I have tried hiding some geocaches lately, which isn’t going so well. There are some trails around here that charge a fee to be used, which apparently means these fall in the “commercial geocache” rules. I have reviewed them MANY times and I have even found geocaches that required a fee to access, but somehow these weren’t “commercial geocaches” and mine is. I swear, nothing is easy. We have some rough caachers around here and some tough reviewers. So now I’ll have to wait and see what groundspeak says, but I really hope these get approved because I have a wonderful idea with them! Damn rules!!

I’m going to lay down some more. I hope all my bloggers out there are living a great life! Have fun and smile!

There’s One At Every Job

Well today officially ruined every love for the new job! I just can’t escape bitches!! It’s wearing me down!

So I had several days of orientation at the new job and all was going great! Loved the people, they have been wonderful to us! Almost ALL of the equipment is stuff I have/do use and apparently that is the problem.

I found out today that an employee was complaining to several people and said I’m a “snobby, know it all”. Why did she say this?? Well she showed us the equipment on the trucks and kept asking, “Has anyone used this before?” Well…I have…on every single thing she showed us. Honestly, I have used it all…so that makes me a snobby, know it all. Was I suppose to lie?! I mean she asked…it’s not my fault I’ve been trained on it and use it already.

I found out she has been a problem in the past and my fellow new hire doesn’t care for her. There has been talk of “problem employees” and to stay away from them…well I know one of them now. I will never say a work to or in front of her again…ever.

It just pisses me off! Fucking woman!! EMS is the worse! They are so fucking territorial and get pissy and downright evil when other woman get hired on. Well now we all know who one of them is…