Twitter Weekly Updates for 2011-11-27

  • [EMSNewbie] 70 Toxicology and Abuse – http://t.co/I5nQg1UU #EMS #
  • [EMSNewbie] Texas EMS Conference Meetup – http://t.co/B4y3pns4 #EMS #
  • Texas EMS Conference Meetup http://t.co/vLuwPoWC #
  • Learning about gangs. (@ The Austin Convention Center/ Neal Kocurek Exhibit Hall w/ 3 others) [pic]: http://t.co/5zJ55pYi #
  • @Jeramedic Austin's only a plane flight away. in reply to Jeramedic #
  • @meredithhaleigh That sounds like an interesting story. Age appropriate. #
  • "You got a license in your pocket that says, 'I can cut your clothes off'. Tried that on 6th street last night and got slapped." #ems #
  • In "Research for Rednecks" taught by the first paramedic I've seen with PhD after their name. #
  • And one of the worst presenters ever. #
  • Listening to the new Myths of EMS with Bryan Bledsoe. #ems #
  • Myth #1 Merit Badge Courses #EMS #
  • Myth 2 Epinephrine in cardiac arrest. #ems #
  • Myth 3 Home AEDs. #
  • Myth 4 Is medical dispatch effective at finding high acuity patients? #EMS #
  • Myth 5 If we can get there in 8 min 59 sec (90% of the time) you will live! #
  • Myth 6. Most prehospital IVs save lives #EMS #
  • Next to Bull McCabes (@ Hoboken Pie) [pic]: http://t.co/lgVJVprS #
  • Confessions of an EMS Newbie Meetup Irish whiskey. . (@ Bull McCabe's Irish Pub) [pic]: http://t.co/2atyiMAb #
  • Cool menus. (@ Hank's Garage) [pic]: http://t.co/bObMuRYC #
  • Having Kelly teach me about firearm trauma. (@ The Austin Convention Center/ Neal Kocurek Exhibit Hall) [pic]: http://t.co/l85lppbD #
  • Just learned about #TxEMSConf hash tag, will use it now. #
  • I had never hear of the AK-74 before this. Makes 2 wound cavities passing thu ballistics jell. #TxEMSConf #
  • Wound temporary cavitation makes less difference that we thought. Tissue is more elastic than we thought. #TxEMSConf #
  • Kelly is using the anti-gun commercial with all the stuff getting shot and exploding for examples of hydrostatic shock. #TxEMSConf #
  • @setla checkout RT @danhavlik: Red Scarlet, Canon C300, and the Paradox of Choice http://t.co/6XTmwqb2 Excellent comparison via @5tu #
  • Do a 12-lead on people shot while wearing a ballistic vest . Blunt trauma can cause myocardial contusion and arrhythmias. #TxEMSConf #ems #
  • After a year of #EMS I just look at gorey wound pictures and don't even wince anymore. Just realized that. #
  • Now, Advice for New Paramedics by Gary Saffer #TxEMSConf #EMS #
  • "Passing the paramedic exam is the "Bunny Slope" of EMS" – #TxEMSConf #
  • "Every ALS patient starts out as a BLS patient.", "Remembering the ABCs will save you’re A S S" #TxEMSConf #EMS #
  • "Look at your patient….No, I mean really look at your patient" #TxEMSConf #
  • "Know what normal is and they you should know what abnormal looks like." #TxEMSConf #
  • Doumentation: Spelling counts. History of present illness/subjective section of narrative can't be automated in ePCR #TxConfEMS #
  • "You will be judged by how you speak. Learn the correct medical terms for everything" #TxEMSConf #
  • Transport is part of treatment. Don't just do something, stand there. #TxEMSConf #
  • My Question: Is stopping someone from dying the same as saving their life? #
  • "Be nice to the BLS folks. EMTs can help you or they can screw you up. Unfortunately, they don't teach call management in paramedic school." #
  • "Takes about 2 years of experience to become comfortable" #TxEMSConf #
  • "Most EMS law suits are related to driving, not medicine." #TxEMSConf #
  • "No conversation that started out 'Remember that patient you didn't work up…' ends well." #TxEMSConf #
  • "Trust your instincts. That funny feeling in the pit of your stomach is trying to tell you something. Pay attention to it! "#TxEMSConf #
  • "Bad calls get worse" #TxEMSConf #
  • "Some days this job just sucks. Calls will turn to crap. Patients who shouldn't die, will" #TxEMSConf #
  • "Homeless guys never die." #TxEMSConf #
  • "Your partner will be a moron. You'll feel like a moron." #TxEMSConf #
  • "That's the key to being a paramedic. You are paid to know things and make decisions." #TxEMSConf #
  • Saffer's 1 piece advice for just starting as a paramedic "Relax. This is not rocket surgery, if it was I wouldn't be doing it." #TxEMSConf #
  • I'm at Stubb's Bar-B-Q (801 Red River St, E 8th St, Austin) [pic]: http://t.co/X7juAlEu #
  • Kelly and I will be live podcasting today at 9am upstairs near the conference rooms #TxEMSConf #
  • Ok that was wrong. We'll start after the first session is over. Around 10am #TxEMSConf #
  • Three fire trucks doing their thing outside and not as a demo. [pic]: http://t.co/FCOLM262 #
  • Kelly and I will be live podcasting at 10am upstairs around the ballrooms somewhere. #
  • The crowd is learning just what it is like to be waiting on Kelly to start the podcast. #
  • Chicka chicka boom boom (@ Chuy's) [pic]: http://t.co/vRBHJcUD #
  • Seeing a genius about my massive battery drain. Reminders at a location is the culprit. (@ Apple Store) [pic]: http://t.co/Dk505w0C #
  • Brooks tone sells vibrators. Designer "personal massagers" (@ Brookstone) [pic]: http://t.co/c4ykdPTm #
  • Getting out of the phone. (@ District 7 Grill) [pic]: http://t.co/UEOeqGfg #
  • Mmmmm humus. (@ California Pizza Kitchen) [pic]: http://t.co/NUqHB1Hp #
  • Cleaned up and heading home. (@ Houston Skyline Studio) http://t.co/qxIgMLQ1 #

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