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Old 01-20-2010   #31
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Originally Posted by JCKeck1 View Post
Seriously? Intubating as an EMT-B? Random dudes performing cricothyrotomy saves? Did you learn anything in all of these classes? I'm not usually into calling people out on the Buzz that I don't know, but lots of your medical information is so mis-guided that I think you need to stop posting on this topic.

The throat cut save topic was and still is completely hypothetical, it never was my opinion, just a topic of discussion. as someone already pointed out, reducing a shoulder dislocation might have been [is] a better example.

As far as what I have learned in those courses, and what I find interesting and/or challenging, these are my opinions and are not up for debate. to me, intubating was a fun little exercise on a dummy. I learned that it isn't all that easy and you need to be careful to not break out teeth. To me, oxygen management seemed like a simple task of putting on a mask, and setting flow valves; not a big deal - to me. maybe these things are a big deal and mean the world to someone else, but not me.

Yes I learned many things in those courses, some skills have stayed with me, others probably need to be revisited. I think topics in the WFR, like the extended care, and the reduction techniques, and the packaging and moving of a back country incident, and the management of a back country scenario were more practical and more interesting than in the emt portion of the program I took.

I hope this clears up your questions.

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