Hey City Medics, I got a question for you!
I hypothesize that country medics push more medications than city medics do. I’ve always found that I push more meds when I’m working rural ALS than I do when I’m working urban EMS. It’s weird. Even though I usually got more total calls in the urban setting, the patients were a lot sicker in the rural areas.
For example, I just got off a 48hr shift. During that shift the service I worked for ran 19 calls. I the was primary caregiver for 11 of them. In those 11 calls, I pushed the following meds:
Diphenhydramine x 2
Solu-Medrol x 2
And I don’t know if it counts, but I transferred someone on a levaquin drip. The patient went anaphylaptic to it during transport and got my first round of diphenhydramine and solu-medrol.
I dunno, it seemed like more before I wrote it down. Just a lotta the same drugs I guess. Like an anaphylaxis theme party with pain control thrown in the mix.
Hope everyone’s doin awesome. Thanks for coming!