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by 19kilo
Wed Nov 11, 2009 6:17 am
Forum: Zombie Training Films
Topic: "The Road" to hit the screen. Will it translate?
Replies: 308
Views: 14162

Re: "The Road" to hit the screen. Will it translate?

Saw the preview for it while I was watching the World Series last night. I almost didn't want to look at it because I didn't want it to ruin anything before I see it at the theatre, lol. It looks good though, I like the environment they paint. The funny thing about the "bleak" environment is that m...
by 19kilo
Wed Oct 07, 2009 12:12 am
Forum: Zombie Training Films
Topic: Zombiefest in Crackle
Replies: 0
Views: 180

Zombiefest in Crackle

I haven't seen any threads on this. Or found any in the search.

http://www.crackle.com/outreach/zombiefest#cmpid=547" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

It has a bunch of zombie movies that I had never heard of.

I think it is to promote a series with Napoleon Dynamite. Woke up dead
by 19kilo
Tue Oct 06, 2009 4:35 am
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: H1N1 pandemic news started 06/11/2009
Replies: 1909
Views: 70385

Re: H1N1 pandemic news started 06/11/2009

Long drawn-out crappy cough is one of those flu symptoms that always annoy the hell out of me. A becotide inhaler (US Beclovent / Vanceril) - the brown one - takes the edge off twitchy pipes Not used much over here. Not in the nospitals I have worked at. I don't feel googling, but isn't that a ster...
by 19kilo
Thu Oct 01, 2009 4:53 am
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: H1N1 pandemic news started 06/11/2009
Replies: 1909
Views: 70385

Re: H1N1 pandemic news started 06/11/2009

Health care workers are pretty much guaranteed to get the flu if their hospital has it going around. Risking the vaccine, unless you are specifically sensitive to flu vaccines, is going to be a lot safer than risking the illness. That's what I mean by "common sense". Do the math; it's fairly obviou...
by 19kilo
Sun Sep 27, 2009 2:33 am
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: H1N1 pandemic news started 06/11/2009
Replies: 1909
Views: 70385

Re: H1N1 pandemic news started 06/11/2009

I might be reading the info wrong, but it looks like only 89 deaths confirmed to be H1N1. I'm not sure where you got that figure, but the CDC total quoted at http://www.flucount.org/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; is 695. That figure was deaths in Florida. Should have pointed that o...
by 19kilo
Sun Sep 27, 2009 12:49 am
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: H1N1 pandemic news started 06/11/2009
Replies: 1909
Views: 70385

Re: H1N1 pandemic news started 06/11/2009

You may not be seeing it yet. There is rarely a day that goes by that Florida doesn't have at least one death due to H1N1-09. The hospitalization due to H1N1 is skyrocketing all over. The Google flu trends chart can be view as a whole for the country or by state. http://www.google.org/flutrends/int...
by 19kilo
Sat Sep 26, 2009 8:45 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: H1N1 pandemic news started 06/11/2009
Replies: 1909
Views: 70385

Re: H1N1 pandemic news started 06/11/2009

19k , when you say your hospital has 300 disposable vents, do you mean something like Surevent? I've been seeing that a couple of children's hospitals, one in Austin and one in Memphis, have set up tents to deal with the overload of people coming in to get their kids looked at. Video of the one in ...
by 19kilo
Sat Sep 26, 2009 8:25 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: H1N1 pandemic news started 06/11/2009
Replies: 1909
Views: 70385

Re: H1N1 pandemic news started 06/11/2009

I was curious why you thought this H1N1 wouldn't be too bad this year? Looking at the CDC site it looks like we are heading into a big flu season. I see an exceptional increase in almost all stats. Maybe the most telling is the "Outpatient Illness Surveillance", it looks like it is about 4 times hi...
by 19kilo
Sat Sep 26, 2009 8:19 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: H1N1 pandemic news started 06/11/2009
Replies: 1909
Views: 70385

Re: H1N1 pandemic news started 06/11/2009

19kilo, H1N1 is Flu A. Seasonal flu has not started to ramp up in the States. If you have a rapid test that comes up positive for Flu A, than assume it is H1N1. It has to be subtyped to be confirmed, but they are not confirming the tests unless you are hospitalized or dead. Your right. It is a subt...
by 19kilo
Fri Sep 25, 2009 11:39 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: H1N1 pandemic news started 06/11/2009
Replies: 1909
Views: 70385

Re: H1N1 pandemic news started 06/11/2009

Add to the equation the fact that not just any Joe Schmoe can operate a ventilator. It requires special training. It doesn't matter how many vents a hospital has if they don't have the trained staff and doctors to operate them. Virulent Swine Flu Could Trigger Rationing Of Ventilators I read about ...
by 19kilo
Wed Dec 31, 2008 12:27 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from PA
Replies: 14
Views: 322

Re: Hello from PA

Where at in PA?
by 19kilo
Fri Dec 12, 2008 5:00 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Humor a newbie, medical types check-in
Replies: 104
Views: 5299

Re: Humor a newbie, medical types check-in

bigmo wrote:Current: Registered Respiratory Therapist, ACLS, PALS, CPR Instructor.
28 years medical/EMS experience - ED, ICU, Med-Surg, Pre-Hospital.

Yay!! Another RRT on board!!
by 19kilo
Tue Dec 02, 2008 3:20 am
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Thoughts on Mumbai
Replies: 91
Views: 2130

Re: Thoughts on Mumbai

It is also due to having more boots on the ground and not playing wac a mole from town to town. I would say the main reason the surge worked Is general Petraeus. As for the al queda, taliban and any of their types. They aren't going to agree to any pacts or treaties. That is just ridiculous. They do...
by 19kilo
Wed Nov 12, 2008 10:41 am
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Is Oxygen necessary?
Replies: 31
Views: 1128

Re: Is Oxygen necessary?

Also 02 is an RX item (as silly as that is) so it most likely does not belong in a FAK. Now I know you really can't fuck up with o2. It however smells of bad legal mojo if something happens. Most of this is long term. But Useing high amounts on infants can cause retinopathy of prematurity. * Respir...
by 19kilo
Wed Nov 12, 2008 6:15 am
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Big Africa SHTF Thread
Replies: 411
Views: 39273

Re: The Shit is Hitting the Fan in Eastern Congo

To be fair we have never really given them a chance. With the proper backing they could be an effective force. Sorry, but your wrong. We always give them a chance. They fuck it up. Ask the U.N. peace keepers that were chained to bridges in Bosnia so they wouldn't be destroyed by airstrikes. Bottom ...
by 19kilo
Wed Nov 05, 2008 4:06 am
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Observer: "Blood will run in the streets, believe me."
Replies: 74
Views: 4373

Re: Observer: "Blood will run in the streets, believe me."

theclockwork wrote:All was quite, in fact, the only tears I saw tonight are in joy.

For once, it looks like the democratic process worked with no snags, that is until tomorrow when the lawsuits are filed.
Funny only seems like snags and blood in the streets if things turned out the other way. :roll: :?
by 19kilo
Wed Oct 29, 2008 4:34 am
Forum: First Aid
Topic: What do they do with your guns?
Replies: 34
Views: 1534

Re: What do they do with your guns?

But it's not unheard-of for reservists to carry personal weapons(concealed) on exercises; it's against the law, but not a concern of mine. I'd be giving it to an NCO(discretely) and let them deal with it. That does bring up an interesting point. If we were to find street drugs in the pocket of an a...
by 19kilo
Fri Oct 24, 2008 1:28 am
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: Election Aftermath
Replies: 105
Views: 2998

Re: Election Aftermath

Of course there is actual violence.

The lady gets her face carved over a bumber sticker. now home is shot up.

http://www.local6.com/politics/17784129/detail.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
by 19kilo
Thu Oct 23, 2008 4:08 pm
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: Election Aftermath
Replies: 105
Views: 2998

Re: Election Aftermath

Lets see if it runs on the six o'clock news. I doubt it will. But if that was the other way around.... there would have been breaking news alerts. A reporter falsely reports that someone yells " kill em!" the secret service and every other reporter denies it, but it is national headlines. http://www...
by 19kilo
Wed Oct 22, 2008 3:48 am
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Got to learn how to intubate today
Replies: 11
Views: 762

Re: Got to learn how to intubate today

Sure, I'm with you. If every one knows each others job, then they can have a better grasp of the situation and what is supposed happen.
by 19kilo
Wed Oct 22, 2008 3:27 am
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Your First code
Replies: 49
Views: 2191

Re: Your First code

I don't remember my first code at all. One code I do remember was a three year old and his mother. He had some sort of genetic illness and his mother knew about it and she told us but still wanted us to work on him. And course we did. me and and a nurse took turns between compressions and bagging fo...
by 19kilo
Wed Oct 22, 2008 2:49 am
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Got to learn how to intubate today
Replies: 11
Views: 762

Re: Got to learn how to intubate today

Ovationman wrote:Cool ,they did not even teach us the Combitube !

I am pretty sure. (I'll ask on the next transport) But I don't think our paramedics use combitubes any more. At least I haven't seen one come into the E.D. in a while.
by 19kilo
Wed Oct 22, 2008 2:48 am
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Got to learn how to intubate today
Replies: 11
Views: 762

Re: Got to learn how to intubate today

We are trained to intubate. But I don't do adults but Newborns. I work at a teaching hospital and only get to tube in the nicu as part of the transport team. Without a way to ventilate the Pt. in a SHTF situation, your going to have a hard time bagging for any kind of real length. That and I hope th...
by 19kilo
Wed Oct 22, 2008 2:29 am
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: Physical Training Log
Replies: 849
Views: 92535

Re: Physical Training Log

It's starting to get a bit colder at night when we run and I am finding that I am struggling with my breathing due to this. What would make this easier for me? Maybe a scarf to cover my mouth? I thought for sure my breathing would have improved after4 months of running, but I still struggle daily w...

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