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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. 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

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It’s a three mile trip from the Rhode Island Hospital Emergency Room to where I needed to be: back in quarters at the Allen’s Avenue fire station. ETA six minutes. Everything was going great, light traffic, perfect weather conditions and no road construction in sight. It wasn’t long before I could see the Promised Land ...more

What is Experience?

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  In and out, day after day, but what are you doing on each run? The U.S. Army’s Caisson Platoon at Fort Myer, Virginia is responsible for bringing the deceased to their final resting place at Arlington National Cemetery. The members of the platoon participate daily in military funerals, sometimes more than one a day. ...more

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83 Year Old Male: Shortness of Breath

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