Aug. 9th, 2014

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Particle Clicker:
You've been warned. (At the same time, once you're up and running, it can take care of itself.) 


Aug. 9th, 2014 10:34 pm
c1: (Star of Life)
In NH, all calls are recorded in a statewide database. This means that for every call I go on, within 24 hours, I have to log into the DB and log in patient care information. For now, because I'm not out of field training, I'm "logging calls" in the sandbox version.
The website is thoughtfully dumbed down to keep things in categories that can easily be quantified: drop down menus abound for patient condition, etc. which I would imagine makes it simple to use that data to draw statistical trends. (If providers were filling in some of this stuff, you'd have seventeen different ways people would label a diabetic emergency, for example; a nightmare when you're some bureaucrat trying to figure out if the state needs to apportion more money to interdiction efforts.) The cool thing is that logging in automagically sets up your database interface with particulars specific to your service area -- the neighbourhoods in your town, drop down menus for all the providers in your service (required when specifying who was on the call, and in what capacity) and so on.
When I was a kid, I was glued to the TV every afternoon when Emergency! was on. No kidding, my heroes back then were Roy DeSoto and Johnny Gage. "We gotta get 'im to Rampart!" was my mantra. My Radio Flyer wagon was my Squad 51 truck.
So imagine my glee when I saw my two childhood EMS heroes as the top two choices in the personnel dropdown menu. Better yet, I responded in Squad 51.

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