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Friday, November 7, 2008


The call came in for a person having a seizure. We arrived on scene to find the patient laying unconscious on the floor. The patients wife stated that he had had several seizures and that during the initial one he fell and hit his head on the microwave. We put in a cervical collar and on a backboard. We also administered high flow oxygen. He started having a seizure while I was starting his IV. It only lasted about 10 seconds. Later on he had a couple of more seizures which were stopped by Versed. By then MBA was on scene and we loaded him up. The transporting paramedic came back to the station afterwards and spoke to me about concerns that the patient may have been faking. If he was faking, he was good at it. Next time I'll look a little closer.


winkieburger said...

Why would he fake something like that? When he was unconscious didn't you do that horrible paramedic maneuver and pinch his collar bone really hard?

Firefighter/Paramedic said...

He may be just looking for attention. Most people that fake something fake pain so that they can get Morphine. He hasn't done that, yet. Yes I did do that "horrible paramedic maneuver" and he didn't respond. I'm not sure if he was faking or not but he hasn't called since the transporting medic called him out about faking. Coincidence??

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