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Monday, May 18, 2009

It Popped

We got toned out late in the afternoon for a possible hip fracture. When we arrived we found the family members pointing anxiously out in the brush. As we walked over we found our patient sitting on the ground in severe pain. He stated that he had bent down to pick up something when he heard a pop and then fell to the ground. Lucky for him he missed all the cactus. On further assessment we found that he did dislocate his right hip. Before we moved him I started an IV and gave him 10 milligrams of Morphine. Just as I finished this the ambulance arrived. We then loaded him onto a folding flat and padded his right side with pillows, then sent him on his way.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

You work for both Morongo and Newark? Those are pretty far apart from one another.

Firefighter/Paramedic said...

I no longer work for the Morongo Valley Fire Department. I am employed by the City of Newark and am currently in the Alameda County Fire Academy. I still have stories that I haven't posted (due to my busy schedule with the fire academy) but I'm trying to post here and there. Next month the posts should start up with a lot more frequency.

Anonymous said...

Got ya. Good luck with the remainder of your academy!

Firefighter/Paramedic said...

Thanks you. It'll all be over soon.

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