Archive for July2010

A Cigarette

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A cigarette often works better than brute force, better than pepper spray, handcuffs, Haldol and Ativan. It’s a simple acknowledgement that a person is having a difficult day and needs a break, a chance to have a smoke and collect yourself before heading on into another tough day.

The Battle

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The good (get an airway that works quick and avoid any CPR interruptions) medic hasn’t completely defeated the bad (I gotta get my tube) medic but there is hope for me.

Morphine and Fentanyl

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The take home message for me is when used to treat prehospital pain morphine and fentanyl are safe. Do not be afraid to treat your patients out of fear of causing adverse effects.