Overheard at Casa de Ambulance Driver

Text conversation from a few minutes ago:

Epijunky:“A simple nasal cannula at 15 lpm applied by your partner in addition…”

AD: “Heh, you’re reading my apneic oxygenation article on EMS1?”

Epijunky: “Actually, the one in EMS World Magazine about how an EMT can save the medic’s ass.”

AD: “Either one is a wise choice. Consider me your fount of paramedical-type wisdom.”

Epijunky: “Our nasal cannulas tend to pop off the regulator if we run them at 15 LPM.”

AD: “Then you should ask a firefighter to attach it for you. I guarantee that sumbitch won’t come loose, even when you want it to.”

  • Old_NFO

    The fun part is trying to get the duct tape off the patient after the fire fighter ‘attaches’ the cannula… :-)

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