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  1. bisonmedic

    Autopsy: Emergency Room

    If anyone is in Edmonton or close enough, the Telus World Of Science ( Space Sciences Center ) has the " Body Worlds " display which has this guys work open for viewing. It does kind of freak some people out, but for any medical types it's good for A & P and actually seeing the structures of the...
  2. bisonmedic

    SMR and Childbirth

    Oh goody, another term change.......can't people leave stuff alone? Anyway, my thought would to be provide basic spinal precautions on the expectant mother and get ready to deliver if required. A C collar is probably the only thing you could use, strapping " Mom" to a board or securing a pelvis...
  3. bisonmedic

    Best extra med supplies to throw on the amb?

    I second the rum ration in the bag....... :cdn:
  4. bisonmedic

    New PCP course provider in BC

    How about just letting the military pay for your training, don't bother going out and spending lots of money on a course the military will make you take anyway. I spent 10 years in Alberta as an EMT, had all the ticks in the boxes, still had to go and take the damn JI course......go figure. I do...
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    Best extra med supplies to throw on the amb?

    To add to that, what kind of things are you expecting to treat? My bag is stocked to the tasking I go on, live range, tons of trauma stuff, it all depends on what's going on. :cdn:
  6. bisonmedic

    All things LASIK surgery (aircrew/other -- merged)

    As long as you are following the direction of the MD that performed your procedure and there are no problems with your eyes, then you shouldn't have a category. You should visit the medics and get some workplace limitations IE, no contact sports, no close quarter combat etc for the duration of...
  7. bisonmedic

    All things LASIK surgery (aircrew/other -- merged)

    As far as I recall, there is no TCAT after the surgery is done. The changes happened a ways back, but I can confirm soonest.  :cdn:
  8. bisonmedic

    TCCC '08??

    You can google TCCC and find many different articles about it. Remember that we based our course on the American version so  most of the info will be U.S. based. :cdn:
  9. bisonmedic

    TCCC '08??

    The TCCC should be starting in April , March is mostly TMST make up for those not on the serial that ends this Thursday. :salute:
  10. bisonmedic

    Platoon warrant disregarding chits

    You really do not get do you, as I stated  before, supply must provide boots, period. If the mbr has a condition that requires different footwear, a specialist will get involved. Twisting my words to fit your story does not work. Never did I mention people having the big or small feet were...
  11. bisonmedic

    Platoon warrant disregarding chits

    First off, we do not make people but their own orthotics, we send them to physio for that ( I did mention that ), Secondly, I did say that there would be people that do not fit the new boots, supply will find a solution for that. The Mk 3 was purchased to help fit orthotics.(I do believe that...
  12. bisonmedic

    Platoon warrant disregarding chits

    Just to clear things up here, I know that people require chits for orthotics and different insoles, that's why I send them to physio. There has been a change in the policy with regards to the boots, we have the document at the CDU if one has questions about it. The base gets billed for all the...
  13. bisonmedic

    Platoon warrant disregarding chits

    Regarding the whole boot issue thing, here in Pet, it is a supply issue, not a medical issue. Supply must give you proper fitting boots . The new Mk 3 boots have 72 different sizes for issue, they get mixed reviews, but people who have orthotics can fit them better in this boot. It's a start...
  14. bisonmedic

    QL3 course, what are these rumours?

    The color of the uniform is area dependent, the medics in Petawawa used the dark blue jumpsuit for the on car training. The uniforms are good, it's the three dollar, yellow , bargain special raincoat that looked horrid. They try to match the uniform to where you would be working. :army:
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    QL3 course, what are these rumours?

    Nothing like the feeling of being the bigger target while on car, wish I had the jumpsuit instead of cadpat, we could have blended in better with th BC amb crews :nana: :evil:
  16. bisonmedic

    QL3 course, what are these rumours?

    There are a few schools in Alberta that can fill the need for pre hospital care training. NAIT and SAIT are the big ones in Edmonton and Calgary, PMA in St. Albert , and some smaller schools in and around Edmonton that can provide high quality training that we require. The nice thing about...
  17. bisonmedic

    QL3 course, what are these rumours?

    I would not go as far as saying the training is excellent, it does the job, but there are better places for this type of training.  The CF has to look long and hard at all the options and make the right choice, cheaper is not always better no doubt. We cannot always make everyone happy all the...
  18. bisonmedic

    cougars for surplus?

    The Edmonton City Police Service just received an armoured vehicle a few weeks ago from Edmonton Garrison, not sure if they got it as surplus or had it donated to them. New life for old kit, it should work well for the EPS tactical teams.
  19. bisonmedic

    Ont realizes Advanced paramedics save lives

    I'm all for the ALS crews, could use them where I live. Although they may not make the greatest difference in some of the trauma, they do help with providing faster tmt of many conditions that usually get looked at in the emerg dept. If they can start faster the patient has a better chance of a...
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    Ont realizes Advanced paramedics save lives

    Ah yes, the late night calls to the "Lizard Ranch" ( old folks home ). The great majority of calls that are done on civy street are BLS calls. The ALS type of service was drawn up mostly for the rural parts where they did not have the hospitals of the big city. Most time the transport times for...
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