Can't win

Sep. 28th, 2014 07:43 am
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Last night was the first 12 hour overnight shift. Field training candidates are supposed to only work 6 hour night shifts (ending at midnight) but they want me out of training soon, so they allowed me to deviate from that rule in an effort to get more patient contacts. An average overnight should net a couple more calls than I was getting, so instead of maybe 2-3 per shift, I'd get between 3-5.

Got the truck checked out by 19.00. Around 21.00, we went out for ice cream. At 22.00, I watched I Am Legend. Throughout the night, I caught up on reading the various EMS journals.* By 00.30, I was sleeping.

As far as calls? Crickets.

Oh well.

*Including a really cool article on video laryngoscopes; success rates on inserting an ET tube on the first try went from about 65% (traditional laryngoscopes) to somewhere north of 75% -- might have been 90%, I can't recall for sure. This is going to be a game changer as far as airway management.

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