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1020
Survived 1 in a million cancer, went on to play college sports and study oncology. Same diagnosis as Mark Herzlich. Ama
8404
I am Oscar Scafidi, in July 2016 I kayaked and hiked 1300km along Angola's longest river. Hippo attacks, arrested at gunpoint, sinking in rapids: AMA!
2
[AMA Request] A Historian
0
IamA Former employee and manager at what was the largest indoor shooting range and gun store in Texas. AMA!
1
[AMA Request] Kimbal Musk - co-founder of Square Roots
1
[x-post] I am Debra Satz, co-host of the 'Philosophy Talk' radio show and author of 'Why Some Things Should Not be For Sale: The Moral Limits of Markets'. Ask me anything about political philosophy! [/r/philosophy]
37
[AMA Request] Someone who has been on My Strange Addiction
0
[AMA Request] Anyone in the police field
0
[AMA Request] the young man who was found tied to serial killer Bruce Mcarthur’s bed when he was arrested in January
4092
Hey Reddit, I'm Omar Subeh - The uptalking 18-year-old from Artesia, CA who spoke out against my city council. AMA!
2321
[AMA Request] Elon Musk
2239
I converted an ambulance into my home then drove it to Costa Rica with my dog. Currently in Honduras on our way back north over 8 months in on the adventure AMA
47619
I'm Sid Fischer, a student who was in the third room shot into by a murderer in the recent school shooting, AMA
4
[AMA Request] Russian troll factory worker
1
It’s been done before, but IAmA 911 dispatcher AMA.
50
IAm David L. Craddock, author of "Rocket Jump," a book about the making of Quake and the origin of first-person shooters. AMA!
65
We're reporters who spent a year investigating discrimination in home loans. We found evidence of "modern-day redlining" in dozens of metros. Ask us anything.
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I'm the candidate who was thrown out of the West Virginia House for reading off fossil fuel donors! But there’s more to me than that. I'm Lissa Lucas, AMA! [xpost /r/Political_Revolution]
13
(AMA Request) Somebody who has been on Judge Judy or something like it
1615
IamA Dueling Pianist. I am a walking human jukebox. AMA!
23
Hello, Reddit! I'm Michelle Deatrick, a former Bernie 2016 Staffer and Delegate who is now a County Commissioner and one of the very few authentic progressives on the DNC. I'm running for Michigan State Senate, AMA! [xpost /r/Political_Revolution]
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I am comedian, actress and Groupon spokesperson Tiffany Haddish, AMA!
8
IamA Joseph Segura, CTO of Hoversurf. I sell the worlds first pre order flying motorcycle! AMA!
13284
[AMA Request] 18 year old student who called out corrupt council and their shady practices in Artesia, CA.
1
[AMA Request] Noah Cappe from Carnival Eats
3
[AMA Request] Bethany Watson of the Elvis Duran Morning Show.
214
I'm (20sM) the youngest person ever diagnosed with pancreatic cancer by the Mayo Clinic by almost 20 years! AMA
13
[AMA Request] Sex store owners, psychiatrists or philosophers willing to talk about sex robots
14
(Request)The skier who got lost in New York and was found in California.
30
I wound up on the front page of r/sadcringe for videos I put my life savings into. AMA!
43
I'm the #1 ranked daily fantasy sports player, Awesemo. AMA!
3831
[AMA Request] John E. Douglas (one of the founders of the behavioral science unit at the FBI)
23
[AMA Request] A student /teacher who had experienced a school shooting.
793
I'm Karley Sciortino of Viceland's SLUTEVER. I've been a sex writer on the quest for slutty enlightenment for the past decade. I'm here to answer any and all of your questions for Valentine's Day—the weirder the better. Ask away!
3
[ama request] solar panel installers
16
[AMA Request] Shaun White.
1
IamA 17yo Kansan running for Governor AMA!
13
[AMA Request] The guy who ordered a bong and tried to convince his mom its an XBOX card/remote.
118
IAmA Guard for a decommissioned nuclear waste plant. AMA!
66
I am Nick Antosca, creator and executive producer of the show Channel Zero: Butcher's Block. AMA!
6 Wooki3monster Is the pay worth it? And what drives you to pursue this profession?
5 RadBadTad Are there things in movies you see where EMS paramedics can bring someone back from something that wouldn't normally be possible? (For instance, the defibrillator that can revive any dead person no matter what they died from?) Is there something you see Hollywood paramedics do that you wouldn't be authorized or trained to do?
3 [deleted] What was the craziest thing you've ever witnessed or had to deal with. And is it true that paramedics officers and anyone dealing with traumatic situations develop pretty twisted senses of humor, because if they don't, they might become twisted themselves?
4 seamstress80 Unconscious biker: take helmet off and risk spinal injury in the maneuver, or leave helmet on and risk they choke (to death presumibly) in their own vomit? During training at work the paramedic said "if unconscious, *always* take it off" (risk of death >> risk of injury), but I remember a campaign from traffic authorities saying *never take it off*.
4 whitewallsuprise What did you have for lunch ?
3 forava7 how many crazy/stupid drivers do you have to avoid? have you, yourself, almost been in an accident with your siren on?
3 xarcheus How often is it that you get a call from someone simply suffering from something as simple as a headache or stomach cramps?
3 jared_is_my_name What are your thoughts on the opioid epidemic? In your 10 years on the job, have you seen an increase in ODs?
3 kelseyhart24 1. Why are paramedics always on their "phone" (?!?) while sitting in parking lots? 2. Have you performed services to a local celebrity? 3. Have you performed EMS services while not on the clock? How many times per year? 4. Do you feel you're on the clock 24/7 or can you separate your work and personal life's decently? 5. How many people have died in your hands or while you were on scene? What's the protocol immediately after death? 6. How many calls/scenes do you respond to each shift? Does the amount depend on the shift time? (More in the day? Less at night?) 7. What's the average EMS retirement age? What work do former EMS do once retired? THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE!
2 eastriverdriveII On your personal time, do you carry an edc kit? Flashlight, tools, etc... if so, what is in it?
2 Kapitate How did you become a paramedic? I am 25 years old, and I always wondered how should I start. There is an EMS program in my local college, where I take courses, like anatomy and then at the end, I take 2 certificates. An EMT ATD, and a paramedic certificate. I am in Florida.
2 leclittoris 1.) How long/hard is the school? 2.) How much was the ALS course? 3.) Do you guys crike your pts the same way they teach soldiers? (Find crike membrane, make small incision, apply trach, ventilate once every 5 seconds)
2 mminnoww Mac blade or Miller blade?
3 EMStrauma How's the protocols and what drugs you carry?
2 Beekeeper1987 Before I ask my question, I'd like to provide a backstory. My father-in-law recently became very ill with cryptococcal meningitis. His brain was swelling, and it was giving him seizures and stroke-like symptoms at random times. He went to several doctors and specialists who couldn't give him a diagnosis. After the first hospital stay, he was diagnosed with Lymes disease and discharged. He went home, and three days later he was back in the hospital again, with seizures and confusion. After a week he was discharged, still without answers as to what was causing his problems. He was ok for about a month, except he was always dizzy, and sometimes he would slur his speech. He slowly got worse and worse, until one morning I got a phone call from my wife's mom. She was crying and said she found him unconscious in the shower. I left work, and rushed to their house which was about a 20 minute drive. When I got there, the ambulance was in the front yard, and my mother-in-law was hysterical. She isn't the type to get excited or angry for no reason, so I thought he was dead or something. I hopped out of my truck and walked over to her. She was so upset she couldn't get the words she wanted to say out of her mouth. I quickly figured out she was pissed at the paramedics, and I understood it was something to do with illegal drugs. She said they thought he was overdosing. She said he has never done drugs in his life, and she'd been married to him for 40+ years so I feel like she'd know. I've known him for 10 years, and I know he's a straight along type who wouldn't do drugs. He's actually a deacon in his church. She was sure he was actually having a stroke, and was upset because they were just sitting in the yard with him instead of taking him to the hospital. I walked up to the ambulance, and asked what the hell was going on. The guy who was working on him kept asking him questions, but he was unresponsive on the stretcher. He gave him Narcan, and he immediately sat up a bit, but his eyes were rolled back, and his face really did look like he was having a stroke. The paramedic said "What drugs is this man on? He's overdosed on something. Is he using heroine?" I explained that he'd been having medical problems and had been in and out of the hospital for months. My mother-in-law started yelling that she'd already told them that, and I had to tell her to shut-up so I could talk. He kept saying the needle marks in his arm weren't from an IV. Between the time they arrived and left was over 30 minutes. Not even 20 minutes after he arrived at the ER, the doctors called for a mediflight. He was flown by helicopter 90 miles to MCV hospital in Richmond, Virginia. It took doctors a week to finally figure out his real diagnosis. They said he almost died. They had to surgically install a tube to drain fluid from his head, with a little pump mounted on a headband he wore. He spent the next 6 months in the hospital before he finally regained his ability to speak. It took him an additional month to be able to walk. Turns out, he tore down a warehouse at work where birds had been roosting. He breathed the dust from their droppings, which caused an infection in his lungs. It spread through his body and infected his brain. This was two years ago, and he still hasn't fully regained his memory. He remembers everything from the 70s, 80s, 90s, and 00s. He doesn't remember much of anything about the last 10 years. He still has to feed himself through a tube in his stomach every day. I told you all of that, to ask this: What draws douchebags to be volunteers at rescue squads? Shouldn't they have listened to his wife and I, when we told them he'd been having seizures and had been recently hospitalized for the same type of symptoms? In your line of work, how often do you see this type of hotshot wannabe-doctor that isn't qualified to put on a bandaid, but thinks he is god's gift to medicine? Is this type of behavior limited to volunteer rescue squads, or does it get screened out by having a paid rescue squad? As a side note, I've noticed a lot of rescue squads like to toot their own horn. One near me changed their name from rescue squad to "Life saving squad". What's up with that?
3 Patches67 Do you or people you know in your profession suffer from PTSD?
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1 coryrenton what is the most serious-seeming injury that doesn't require a paramedic, and what is the most innocuous-seeming injury that does?
6 0 Wooki3monster Is the pay worth it? And what drives you to pursue this profession?
5 0 RadBadTad Are there things in movies you see where EMS paramedics can bring someone back from something that wouldn't normally be possible? (For instance, the defibrillator that can revive any dead person no matter what they died from?) Is there something you see Hollywood paramedics do that you wouldn't be authorized or trained to do?
4 0 [deleted] What was the craziest thing you've ever witnessed or had to deal with. And is it true that paramedics officers and anyone dealing with traumatic situations develop pretty twisted senses of humor, because if they don't, they might become twisted themselves?
4 0 seamstress80 Unconscious biker: take helmet off and risk spinal injury in the maneuver, or leave helmet on and risk they choke (to death presumibly) in their own vomit? During training at work the paramedic said "if unconscious, *always* take it off" (risk of death >> risk of injury), but I remember a campaign from traffic authorities saying *never take it off*.
4 0 whitewallsuprise What did you have for lunch ?
3 0 forava7 how many crazy/stupid drivers do you have to avoid? have you, yourself, almost been in an accident with your siren on?
3 0 xarcheus How often is it that you get a call from someone simply suffering from something as simple as a headache or stomach cramps?
3 0 jared_is_my_name What are your thoughts on the opioid epidemic? In your 10 years on the job, have you seen an increase in ODs?
3 0 kelseyhart24 1. Why are paramedics always on their "phone" (?!?) while sitting in parking lots? 2. Have you performed services to a local celebrity? 3. Have you performed EMS services while not on the clock? How many times per year? 4. Do you feel you're on the clock 24/7 or can you separate your work and personal life's decently? 5. How many people have died in your hands or while you were on scene? What's the protocol immediately after death? 6. How many calls/scenes do you respond to each shift? Does the amount depend on the shift time? (More in the day? Less at night?) 7. What's the average EMS retirement age? What work do former EMS do once retired? THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE!
2 0 eastriverdriveII On your personal time, do you carry an edc kit? Flashlight, tools, etc... if so, what is in it?
2 0 Kapitate How did you become a paramedic? I am 25 years old, and I always wondered how should I start. There is an EMS program in my local college, where I take courses, like anatomy and then at the end, I take 2 certificates. An EMT ATD, and a paramedic certificate. I am in Florida.
2 0 leclittoris 1.) How long/hard is the school? 2.) How much was the ALS course? 3.) Do you guys crike your pts the same way they teach soldiers? (Find crike membrane, make small incision, apply trach, ventilate once every 5 seconds)
2 0 mminnoww Mac blade or Miller blade?
3 0 EMStrauma How's the protocols and what drugs you carry?
2 0 Beekeeper1987 Before I ask my question, I'd like to provide a backstory. My father-in-law recently became very ill with cryptococcal meningitis. His brain was swelling, and it was giving him seizures and stroke-like symptoms at random times. He went to several doctors and specialists who couldn't give him a diagnosis. After the first hospital stay, he was diagnosed with Lymes disease and discharged. He went home, and three days later he was back in the hospital again, with seizures and confusion. After a week he was discharged, still without answers as to what was causing his problems. He was ok for about a month, except he was always dizzy, and sometimes he would slur his speech. He slowly got worse and worse, until one morning I got a phone call from my wife's mom. She was crying and said she found him unconscious in the shower. I left work, and rushed to their house which was about a 20 minute drive. When I got there, the ambulance was in the front yard, and my mother-in-law was hysterical. She isn't the type to get excited or angry for no reason, so I thought he was dead or something. I hopped out of my truck and walked over to her. She was so upset she couldn't get the words she wanted to say out of her mouth. I quickly figured out she was pissed at the paramedics, and I understood it was something to do with illegal drugs. She said they thought he was overdosing. She said he has never done drugs in his life, and she'd been married to him for 40+ years so I feel like she'd know. I've known him for 10 years, and I know he's a straight along type who wouldn't do drugs. He's actually a deacon in his church. She was sure he was actually having a stroke, and was upset because they were just sitting in the yard with him instead of taking him to the hospital. I walked up to the ambulance, and asked what the hell was going on. The guy who was working on him kept asking him questions, but he was unresponsive on the stretcher. He gave him Narcan, and he immediately sat up a bit, but his eyes were rolled back, and his face really did look like he was having a stroke. The paramedic said "What drugs is this man on? He's overdosed on something. Is he using heroine?" I explained that he'd been having medical problems and had been in and out of the hospital for months. My mother-in-law started yelling that she'd already told them that, and I had to tell her to shut-up so I could talk. He kept saying the needle marks in his arm weren't from an IV. Between the time they arrived and left was over 30 minutes. Not even 20 minutes after he arrived at the ER, the doctors called for a mediflight. He was flown by helicopter 90 miles to MCV hospital in Richmond, Virginia. It took doctors a week to finally figure out his real diagnosis. They said he almost died. They had to surgically install a tube to drain fluid from his head, with a little pump mounted on a headband he wore. He spent the next 6 months in the hospital before he finally regained his ability to speak. It took him an additional month to be able to walk. Turns out, he tore down a warehouse at work where birds had been roosting. He breathed the dust from their droppings, which caused an infection in his lungs. It spread through his body and infected his brain. This was two years ago, and he still hasn't fully regained his memory. He remembers everything from the 70s, 80s, 90s, and 00s. He doesn't remember much of anything about the last 10 years. He still has to feed himself through a tube in his stomach every day. I told you all of that, to ask this: What draws douchebags to be volunteers at rescue squads? Shouldn't they have listened to his wife and I, when we told them he'd been having seizures and had been recently hospitalized for the same type of symptoms? In your line of work, how often do you see this type of hotshot wannabe-doctor that isn't qualified to put on a bandaid, but thinks he is god's gift to medicine? Is this type of behavior limited to volunteer rescue squads, or does it get screened out by having a paid rescue squad? As a side note, I've noticed a lot of rescue squads like to toot their own horn. One near me changed their name from rescue squad to "Life saving squad". What's up with that?
2 0 Patches67 Do you or people you know in your profession suffer from PTSD?
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1 0 coryrenton what is the most serious-seeming injury that doesn't require a paramedic, and what is the most innocuous-seeming injury that does?