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    When you go to a code blue call, what are you as explorers allowed to do?

  • #2
    Can you explain what a "code blue" is?
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    • #3
      Whatever it is- the answer is still the same...









      Stay home.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by jstryker
        When you go to a code blue call, what are you as explorers allowed to do?
        Some departments use the term 'code blue' instead of cardiac arrest. At least, that's the way parts of NC do it. I've heard Cardiac Arrest, Code Blue, Code, etc. Is that what you mean jstryker?

        If so, Explorers aren't allowed to do any patient care... period. No medical certification, no hands on patients. That's simply a liability issue, for both the department and explorer. Basically, they can assist with carrying medical bags, etc. No explorers can operate the stretcher, unless they are assisting someone getting out the (empty) stretcher from the ambulance. I know some departments that don't allow Explorers to get off the rig at EMS calls... I guess it just varies, but most all around here agree that patient care only needs to be done by certified individuals.
        Do it because you love it, not because you love being seen doing it.

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        • #5
          Well first, most of them would do a search to find that this topic has been disscussed. Then, let the EMT's take care of it.
          Courage, Being Scared to Death and Saddling Up anyways.

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          • #6
            What would I do.....?


            Well, ever see emergency?

            I'd start CPR with the good ol' cardiac thump, while my partner Johnny set up the defibrillator and charged it to 400 watt seconds.......then after we got him back we would get on the horn with the Good Dr. Bracket and Nurse McCall at Rampart, advise them of the situation, send them some strip, and then administer D5W and transport as soon as possible via Mayfair Cadillac Ambulance.
            Last edited by backsteprescue; 08-03-2006, 01:04 AM.
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            • #7
              As a Exploer your going to do a "thump" I assume use a manual defibulator(sp) and then send in a EKG strip? And drop in a Drug line? As i am not sure what D5W is.?

              Right, bring on the lawyers.
              Courage, Being Scared to Death and Saddling Up anyways.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Bushwhacker
                As a Exploer your going to do a "thump" I assume use a manual defibulator(sp) and then send in a EKG strip? And drop in a Drug line? As i am not sure what D5W is.?

                Right, bring on the lawyers.
                Guess what? Gullible isn't even in the dictionary. I don't understand why?
                Do it because you love it, not because you love being seen doing it.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Bushwhacker
                  As a Exploer your going to do a "thump" I assume use a manual defibulator(sp) and then send in a EKG strip? And drop in a Drug line? As i am not sure what D5W is.?

                  Right, bring on the lawyers.

                  I wasn't going to post anymore but...............

                  YOU NEVER SAW EMERGENCY?!?!?!?!?!?!?! (insert smiley with gun to head here)

                  It's ok.


                  BTW, I am authorized to do a thump if I witness the pt. go into arrest.

                  D5W is Dextrose 5% Water
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                  • #10
                    Disclaimer:

                    I am not authorized to do any of the above besides the thump when mentioned above. I have not been trained nor have performed any of the above actions. I do not and will not accept a tv show from the 1970's as Fire or EMS training. Have a good evening and God Bless America.
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                    • #11
                      I can do the thump and administer AED, but then im a junior, not an explorer so i think rules are a little different.





                      PS I am certified to do the above things, at least thats what it says on my lil AHA card.


                      Hey RFRDxplorer, did you forget what the "edit" button was for? lol
                      Last edited by tbonetrexler; 08-03-2006, 09:45 AM.
                      Do a little dance, make a little rum, Italian Ice! Italian Ice!

                      Actual lyric: Do a little dance, make a little love, get down tonight, get down tonight.
                      (KC & The Sunshine Band "Do A Little Dance")

                      My thoughts are mine alone and do not represent the thoughts of any Organization to which I am affiliated.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by tbonetrexler
                        I can do the thump and administer AED, but then im a junior, not an explorer so i think rules are a little different.

                        PS I am certified to do the above things, at least thats what it says on my lil AHA card.


                        Hey RFRDxplorer, did you forget what the "edit" button was for? lol
                        Junior, explorer, whatever........You're still not at or over the age of 18 so no the rules aren't any diffrent. Don't get me wrong I think having explorers and juniors are a valuable thing but not in this case.

                        And please do some checking....We haven't done the Pre-Cardial "Thump" in decades.....At least no one is suppossed to be.

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                        • #13
                          ^ Thats not ture I am a National Reg. EMT-B at the age of 17.
                          Courage, Being Scared to Death and Saddling Up anyways.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Bushwhacker
                            ^ Thats not ture I am a National Reg. EMT-B at the age of 17.
                            Interesting... taken directly from the NREMT web site (http://www.nremt.org/EMTServices/reg_basic_history.asp):

                            Registration Entry Requirements

                            Individuals applying for EMT-Basic registration must meet the following requirements to be eligible for the national registration as an EMT-Basic.

                            1. Applicant must be 18 years of age or older.
                            -------;- "Aaaaa!!"
                            Remember - always wear your helmet around one-eyed women with pike poles

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by BD6413
                              Junior, explorer, whatever........You're still not at or over the age of 18 so no the rules aren't any diffrent. Don't get me wrong I think having explorers and juniors are a valuable thing but not in this case.

                              And please do some checking....We haven't done the Pre-Cardial "Thump" in decades.....At least no one is suppossed to be.
                              I am talking CPR and AED usage. You can have a CPR, AED cert even if you are under 18. Heck, you can be a First Responder at age 16. The little card from the American Heart Association (which i have in front of me) says that:
                              "this card certifies that the above individual has successfully completed the national cognitive and skills evaluations in accordance with the curriculum of the American Heart Association for the BLS for Healthcare Providers (CPR & AED) Program"

                              That is a direct quote from the front of the Card, below where it says Healthcare Provider and my Name.
                              Do a little dance, make a little rum, Italian Ice! Italian Ice!

                              Actual lyric: Do a little dance, make a little love, get down tonight, get down tonight.
                              (KC & The Sunshine Band "Do A Little Dance")

                              My thoughts are mine alone and do not represent the thoughts of any Organization to which I am affiliated.

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