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83 Year Old Male: Shortness of Breath

83yo M - SOB, Ill Appearing
You are called to the residence of an 83 year old male with a chief complaint of shortness of breath. On arrival you find a sick-appearing gentleman working hard to breath. He states that he woke up feeling a bit weak this morning with dyspnea-on-exertion that it has gotten progressively worse over past 12 hours—to ...more

Course Correction

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It’s been grinding on me to get something up.  Grinding lots. I just finished the company officer promotion process last week.  The first thing I did upon completion was shut it down and catch up on some much needed rest.  That lasted almost 24 hours. Company officers on my department, Kansas City, Missouri (yeah the ...more

And Yet It Moves

One group hails it as proof of the science.  The other, the “pussification” of the fire service.  There are those who say, “This isn’t new stuff, we were taught this years ago.”  Others say, “This is cutting edge knowledge.”  It seems that there are as many who want to assail the tactic of exterior streams ...more

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83 Year Old Male: Shortness of Breath

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You are called to the residence of an 83 year old male with a chief complaint of shortness of breath. On arrival you find a sick-appearing gentleman working hard to breath. ...more

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It's been grinding on me to get something up.  Grinding lots. I just finished the company officer promotion process last week.  The first thing I did upon completion was shut it ...more

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