Well, it rained buckets full again last night. Water pouring from the heavens in a never-ending fashion.
Of course, I was asleep by 9pm, and up at the ass crack of dawn as I said.
There are still lots of cloud around, and I can only hope that they don’t decide to open while we’re on the run – that won’t be fun at all!!
As it is, I’m not sure that I’ll be warm enough on the bike, although I am wearing one of the Harley shirts my dude gave me – they have been fashioned for wear in America where it gets much colder than here, so maybe they will do the trick. Maybe I should put some dry clothes in a plastic bag in my backpack too – just to be on the safe side 😉
The nails have been painted, and I mean to take at least some photographs, just to prove that I was there, and that we’re not the only mad people out there!!
Let’s hope it’s as much fun as I would like it to be!!
Notice to All EMS Personnel
From: Chief of Operations
Subject: Proper Narrative Descriptions
It has come to our attention from several emergency rooms that many EMS
narratives have taken a decidedly creative direction lately. Effective
immediately, all members are to refrain from using slang and abbreviations
to describe patients, such as the following.
a.. Cardiac patients should not be referred to as suffering from MUH
(messed up heart), PBS (pretty bad shape), PCL (pre-code looking) or HIBGIA
(had it before, got it again).
b.. Stroke patients are NOT “Charlie Carrots.” Nor are rescuers to use
CCFCCP(Coo Coo for Cocoa Puffs) to describe their mental state.
c.. Trauma patients are not CATS (cut all to sh*t), FDGB (fall down, go
boom), TBC (total body crunch) or “hamburger helper.” Similarly,
descriptions of a car crash do not have to include phrases like “negative
vehicle to vehicle interface” or “terminal deceleration syndrome.”
d.. HAZMAT teams are highly trained professionals, not “glow worms.”
e.. Persons with altered mental states as a result of drug use are not
considered “pharmaceutically gifted.”
f.. Gunshot wounds to the head are not “trans-occipital implants.”
g.. The homeless are not “urban outdoorsmen,” nor is endotracheal
intubation referred to as a “PVC Challenge.”
h.. And finally, do not refer to recently deceased persons as being “paws
up,” ART (assuming room temperature), CC (Cancel Christmas), CTD (circling
the drain), DRT (dead right there) or NLPR (no long playing records).
I know you will all join me in respecting the cultural diversity of our
patients to include their medical orientations in creating proper narratives
and log entries.