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So I've been asked to tag along on a hiking trip as a paramedic. I think it'll be extremely immersive, but I of course have the responsibility of helping people in case something goes wrong. It'll be excellent to gaze into the night sky and just ponder (unless of course somebody is screaming for help), or observe the fish swimming about, unaware of me, with the peaceful slight waterfall.

Here's what I'm bringing for paramedical purposes, to anybody who's interested:
-Various antivenins such as Crofab (intravenous), Aracmyn (intravenous), etc.
-Medical equipment such as scalpels, Metzenbaum scissors, Mayo scissors, general surgical scissors
-Sterilizing wipes
-Medical protection, such as gloves
-Various anesthetics
-Syringes (for Crofab, general fluids in case of extremely dehydration, anesthetics, etc.)
-Gastric lavage equipment
-Activated charcoal
-Portable defibrillator

Anybody else have any possible ideas of what could happen on a long, secluded hiking trip? I have stuff, as listed above for, poisonings, medication (or other) overdose, injuries, heart stopping, etc. All of this is just to treat them, as a helicopter will take some time, so I have to have things to treat them during that time.

I'm actually excited, I just hope we're overprepared (no such thing), nothing goes wrong (although there are a lot of people going on it) and it's a sweet, peaceful trip.

Any general thoughts, comments, etc?

Last Edited by Jolago on 05/05/2013 09:19 PM
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Re: Being the paramedic on a large hiking trip
puritabs to purify drinking water
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puritabs to purify drinking water
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Hmm, I think people are actually bringing that themselves, or the guides will. Should be good to have on hand to prevent somebody having to drink nasty water. Thanks!

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Ya ain't gonna fare to well if you're not intelligent enough to spell "paramedic"...


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Are you an experienced hiker? You will not be doing surgery out there, so there is no need to go over the top on equipment.

Also, if you will be packing it on your back you better be very selective and in great shape or you might end up being the one in need of rescue.

Most of what you will deal with is dehydration, minor sprains, blisters, cuts, poison plants, sunburn, heat issues and fatigue. Major injuries will be delt with be air evac most likely so better have some good communication equipment.
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Re: Being the paramedic on a large hiking trip
So I've been asked to tag along on a hiking trip as a paramedic. I think it'll be extremely immersive, but I of course have the responsibility of helping people in case something goes wrong. It'll be excellent to gaze into the night sky and just ponder (unless of course somebody is screaming for help), or observe the fish swimming about, unaware of me, with the peaceful slight waterfall.

Here's what I'm bringing for paramedical purposes, to anybody who's interested:
-Various antivenins such as Crofab (intravenous), Aracmyn (intravenous), etc.
-Medical equipment such as scalpels, Metzenbaum scissors, Mayo scissors, general surgical scissors
-Sterilizing wipes
-Medical protection, such as gloves
-Various anesthetics
-Syringes (for Crofab, general fluids in case of extremely dehydration, anesthetics, etc.)
-Gastric lavage equipment
-Activated charcoal
-Portable defibrillator

Anybody else have any possible ideas of what could happen on a long, secluded hiking trip? I have stuff, as listed above for, poisonings, medication (or other) overdose, injuries, heart stopping, etc. All of this is just to treat them, as a helicopter will take some time, so I have to have things to treat them during that time.

I'm actually excited, I just hope we're overprepared (no such thing), nothing goes wrong (although there are a lot of people going on it) and it's a sweet, peaceful trip.

Any general thoughts, comments, etc?
 Quoting: Jolago



Are you the graduate of a DOT approved Paramedic program and or its military equivalent? Are you nationally registered? Are you an ER Nurse or Doc?

Because, if you answered no to these questions. Then you are not a fucking paramedic and should not try to function as one!
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[link to www.nols.edu]

[link to www.nols.edu]

Furthermore, I've been through similar courses as the one above in addition to my NREMT-Paramedic training and certification.

You have zero fucking idea what your doing if you haven't and you'll get someone killed! End of fucking tale.

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Re: Being the paramedic on a large hiking trip
So I've been asked to tag along on a hiking trip as a paramedic. I think it'll be extremely immersive, but I of course have the responsibility of helping people in case something goes wrong. It'll be excellent to gaze into the night sky and just ponder (unless of course somebody is screaming for help), or observe the fish swimming about, unaware of me, with the peaceful slight waterfall.

Here's what I'm bringing for paramedical purposes, to anybody who's interested:
-Various antivenins such as Crofab (intravenous), Aracmyn (intravenous), etc.
-Medical equipment such as scalpels, Metzenbaum scissors, Mayo scissors, general surgical scissors
-Sterilizing wipes
-Medical protection, such as gloves
-Various anesthetics
-Syringes (for Crofab, general fluids in case of extremely dehydration, anesthetics, etc.)
-Gastric lavage equipment
-Activated charcoal
-Portable defibrillator

Anybody else have any possible ideas of what could happen on a long, secluded hiking trip? I have stuff, as listed above for, poisonings, medication (or other) overdose, injuries, heart stopping, etc. All of this is just to treat them, as a helicopter will take some time, so I have to have things to treat them during that time.

I'm actually excited, I just hope we're overprepared (no such thing), nothing goes wrong (although there are a lot of people going on it) and it's a sweet, peaceful trip.

Any general thoughts, comments, etc?
 Quoting: Jolago



Are you the graduate of a DOT approved Paramedic program and or its military equivalent? Are you nationally registered? Are you an ER Nurse or Doc?

Because, if you answered no to these questions. Then you are not a fucking paramedic and should not try to function as one!
 Quoting: My Name Is (DARTH)Mud

No, it's just a hobby of mine... would be a terrifying answer. Yeah, I have a medical license, I'm nationally registered, and I have paramedic experience/certification, of course.

Ya ain't gonna fare to well if you're not intelligent enough to spell "paramedic"...


Just sayin'

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 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 39145413

I'll give you credit on that one, that's pretty ironic! But that was just a sleep deprived typo, of course, I know how to spell it properly "So I've been asked to tag along on a hiking trip as a paramedic". And what correlation does a mistype have with my medical ability?

iamwith

[link to www.nols.edu]

[link to www.nols.edu]

Furthermore, I've been through similar courses as the one above in addition to my NREMT-Paramedic training and certification.

You have zero fucking idea what your doing if you haven't and you'll get someone killed! End of fucking tale.
 Quoting: My Name Is (DARTH)Mud


Yeah, I'm certified and the likes. No worries!

Last Edited by Jolago on 05/05/2013 09:35 PM
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Re: Being the paramedic on a large hiking trip
So I've been asked to tag along on a hiking trip as a paramedic. I think it'll be extremely immersive, but I of course have the responsibility of helping people in case something goes wrong. It'll be excellent to gaze into the night sky and just ponder (unless of course somebody is screaming for help), or observe the fish swimming about, unaware of me, with the peaceful slight waterfall.

Here's what I'm bringing for paramedical purposes, to anybody who's interested:
-Various antivenins such as Crofab (intravenous), Aracmyn (intravenous), etc.
-Medical equipment such as scalpels, Metzenbaum scissors, Mayo scissors, general surgical scissors
-Sterilizing wipes
-Medical protection, such as gloves
-Various anesthetics
-Syringes (for Crofab, general fluids in case of extremely dehydration, anesthetics, etc.)
-Gastric lavage equipment
-Activated charcoal
-Portable defibrillator

Anybody else have any possible ideas of what could happen on a long, secluded hiking trip? I have stuff, as listed above for, poisonings, medication (or other) overdose, injuries, heart stopping, etc. All of this is just to treat them, as a helicopter will take some time, so I have to have things to treat them during that time.

I'm actually excited, I just hope we're overprepared (no such thing), nothing goes wrong (although there are a lot of people going on it) and it's a sweet, peaceful trip.

Any general thoughts, comments, etc?
 Quoting: Jolago



Are you the graduate of a DOT approved Paramedic program and or its military equivalent? Are you nationally registered? Are you an ER Nurse or Doc?

Because, if you answered no to these questions. Then you are not a fucking paramedic and should not try to function as one!
 Quoting: My Name Is (DARTH)Mud

No, it's just a hobby of mine... would be a terrifying answer. Yeah, I have a medical license, I'm nationally registered, and I have paramedic experience/certification, of course.

Ya ain't gonna fare to well if you're not intelligent enough to spell "paramedic"...


Just sayin'

pick
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 39145413

I'll give you credit on that one, that's pretty ironic! But that was just a sleep deprived typo, of course, I know how to spell it properly "So I've been asked to tag along on a hiking trip as a paramedic".

iamwith

[link to www.nols.edu]

[link to www.nols.edu]

Furthermore, I've been through similar courses as the one above in addition to my NREMT-Paramedic training and certification.

You have zero fucking idea what your doing if you haven't and you'll get someone killed! End of fucking tale.
 Quoting: My Name Is (DARTH)Mud


Yeah, I'm certified and the likes. No worries!
 Quoting: Jolago


Strange...

you didn't mention a thing about broken bones.
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Re: Being the paramedic on a large hiking trip
So I've been asked to tag along on a hiking trip as a paramedic. I think it'll be extremely immersive, but I of course have the responsibility of helping people in case something goes wrong. It'll be excellent to gaze into the night sky and just ponder (unless of course somebody is screaming for help), or observe the fish swimming about, unaware of me, with the peaceful slight waterfall.

Here's what I'm bringing for paramedical purposes, to anybody who's interested:
-Various antivenins such as Crofab (intravenous), Aracmyn (intravenous), etc.
-Medical equipment such as scalpels, Metzenbaum scissors, Mayo scissors, general surgical scissors
-Sterilizing wipes
-Medical protection, such as gloves
-Various anesthetics
-Syringes (for Crofab, general fluids in case of extremely dehydration, anesthetics, etc.)
-Gastric lavage equipment
-Activated charcoal
-Portable defibrillator

Anybody else have any possible ideas of what could happen on a long, secluded hiking trip? I have stuff, as listed above for, poisonings, medication (or other) overdose, injuries, heart stopping, etc. All of this is just to treat them, as a helicopter will take some time, so I have to have things to treat them during that time.

I'm actually excited, I just hope we're overprepared (no such thing), nothing goes wrong (although there are a lot of people going on it) and it's a sweet, peaceful trip.

Any general thoughts, comments, etc?
 Quoting: Jolago



Are you the graduate of a DOT approved Paramedic program and or its military equivalent? Are you nationally registered? Are you an ER Nurse or Doc?

Because, if you answered no to these questions. Then you are not a fucking paramedic and should not try to function as one!
 Quoting: My Name Is (DARTH)Mud

No, it's just a hobby of mine... would be a terrifying answer. Yeah, I have a medical license, I'm nationally registered, and I have paramedic experience/certification, of course.

Ya ain't gonna fare to well if you're not intelligent enough to spell "paramedic"...


Just sayin'

pick
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 39145413

I'll give you credit on that one, that's pretty ironic! But that was just a sleep deprived typo, of course, I know how to spell it properly "So I've been asked to tag along on a hiking trip as a paramedic".

iamwith

[link to www.nols.edu]

[link to www.nols.edu]

Furthermore, I've been through similar courses as the one above in addition to my NREMT-Paramedic training and certification.

You have zero fucking idea what your doing if you haven't and you'll get someone killed! End of fucking tale.
 Quoting: My Name Is (DARTH)Mud


Yeah, I'm certified and the likes. No worries!
 Quoting: Jolago


Strange...

you didn't mention a thing about broken bones.
 Quoting: G. House


I mentioned "injuries" in the original post. There really isn't much you can do for a broken arm until you get to the hospital, except for regional anesthesia if they need it/antibiotics which I have in the first place, procedural activities, and a sling/gauze, but it's pretty dependant on the situation.

Last Edited by Jolago on 05/05/2013 09:29 PM
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I mentioned "injuries" in the original post. There really isn't much you can do for a broken arm until you get to the hospital, except for regional anesthesia if they need it/antibiotics which I have in the first place, procedural activities, and a sling/gauze, but it's pretty dependant on the situation.
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splint?
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I am completely speechless. That never happens. I'm just going to keep reading this comedy.

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Okay, time for some honesty. I just wanted to play a little joke on you guys.... this was made to act like an extremely incompetent person that was bound to accidentally kill somebody. Heheh, it apparently worked

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No wonder people call us actual Paramedics "ambulance drivers". You, OP, are a fucking tool.

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Bring some sort of lube,sudocream, even petroleum jelly for chafing legs and even armpits. Long hikes can make the body chafe something awful. Hiking stores will most likely carry something suitable. Failing that,Sudocream or penaten diaper rash ointment works good. Also, bring a large amount of ibuprofen for all the sore muscles that guaranteed will appear. As well, take some Zantac for when people start eating the freeze dried food that they are not used to as some people get wicked heartburn. Gravol for barfing and antihistamine for allergies and bug bites.
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So I've been asked to tag along on a hiking trip as a paramedic. I think it'll be extremely immersive, but I of course have the responsibility of helping people in case something goes wrong. It'll be excellent to gaze into the night sky and just ponder (unless of course somebody is screaming for help), or observe the fish swimming about, unaware of me, with the peaceful slight waterfall.

Here's what I'm bringing for paramedical purposes, to anybody who's interested:
-Various antivenins such as Crofab (intravenous), Aracmyn (intravenous), etc.
-Medical equipment such as scalpels, Metzenbaum scissors, Mayo scissors, general surgical scissors
-Sterilizing wipes
-Medical protection, such as gloves
-Various anesthetics
-Syringes (for Crofab, general fluids in case of extremely dehydration, anesthetics, etc.)
-Gastric lavage equipment
-Activated charcoal
-Portable defibrillator

Anybody else have any possible ideas of what could happen on a long, secluded hiking trip? I have stuff, as listed above for, poisonings, medication (or other) overdose, injuries, heart stopping, etc. All of this is just to treat them, as a helicopter will take some time, so I have to have things to treat them during that time.

I'm actually excited, I just hope we're overprepared (no such thing), nothing goes wrong (although there are a lot of people going on it) and it's a sweet, peaceful trip.

Any general thoughts, comments, etc?
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You need to pick up a GOOD expedition medical kit. They are NOT cheap, but they not only give you the basic stuff, but generally tell you what prescritions you also need.

A full complement of Broad Spectrum anti-biotics are CRITICAL, as is a suturing kit, blow up splits, externally appliable anti bacterial salve etc., a full regimine of burn treatment medicines and bandages (the most common serious injuries beside broken bones that occure in the wilderness!!, and they can be life threatening) AND at least two EPI Pens (can be the difference between life and death for some people).

You will also want to have whatever signaling device is good for the area that you will be going into. In some places a cell phone works, others smoke bombs, but I have been in the wilderness where the only good signaling device was a satellite phone, so I have rented a satellite phone (with spare batteries) for some trips.

Having seen people almost die in the wilderness because of injuries or taking ill ... I probably error on the side of caution, but if you are out in the wilderness enough times you WILL need everything at your disposal to save someone's life at some point in time.

Have a great trip!!
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Anaphalatic raction? Need epipens/adrenaline syringe

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