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2 long meetings

Monday, August 25, 2014

After a full day in the office, 45 minutes to do farm chores
and just enough time to walk uptown, we started the first
of our two meetings of the ambulance crew.
The first meeting was an introduction to the new "Lucas"
device. It is an automatic chest compression machine
that is used to help heart attack victims who are not
responsive and their heart has stopped beating. Quite
an impressive machine. We received it through a grant
from the Leona Helmsly Foundation. I am not sure what
the sticker price would be if we needed to buy it by
ourselves but I am sure it isn't cheap. I just looked it
up mid-blog. $9,000.00 Oh, my!
Next was the annual hardship exemption meeting where
we justify why we need special drivers when we do not
have enough staff in town. That was a full hour and a
half. By the time we were done, I was so ready to go
home and have something to eat. Just not enough time
to eat much before the meeting except wheat bread
with peanut butter. That worked.
Now I am home to catch up on a few things before
bedtime. The world keeps on spinning.
Thanks for stopping by and have a great Tuesday.
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    You sure had quite the day - I hope you get the driver assistance you need (and so heartily deserve)! By the way...... emoticon for all you do - we don't truly appreciate our first responders and support personnel until we really need them!

    You know, sometimes a small, simple meal is just fine.......I've subsisted on mini-sandwiches or small portions of leftovers when full-out cooking just wasn't gonna happen.......and that's OK!
    2174 days ago
    The world is spinning way too fast! Hang on!

    I had no idea that there was a Leona Helmsey Foundation. Goes to show you how the news media definitely puts a slant on life.
    2174 days ago
    And your world spins FAST! Sleep well! emoticon
    2174 days ago
    I have never heard of that machine before and I am even more surprised that Leona Helmsley gave any money away???
    That's cheaper than paying someone full time to help. Have a great HUMP DAY! emoticon emoticon
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  • FROSTY99
    Never heard of the Lucas machine. Very impressive. Our community discussed getting the machine to use to shock a person back (see I am not too well versed in this) but decided the liability and cost was to much to justify getting it when we are only 5 min or less from the hospital and the ambulance squad is less than that. Decided to leave this to the pros. We do have a couple of retired firefighters who could help for a few min till help arrives and we might get some to recertify on CPR. With the age of most of our residents past 70 it isn't something many of us want to be responsible for.
    Hope your Tuesday was terrific.
    2174 days ago
    I so hate meetings that go on forever glad you powered up with peanut butter and powered through hugs
    2174 days ago
    Sounds like a very full day, but a very good one at the same time! That "Lucas" device sounds really great! What a God-send!!
    Hope y'all get your extra drivers! I am sure there are times when the regulars are just not available, but you need a driver just the same!
    Hope you rested well and are having a great Tuesday! (((HUGS)))
    2174 days ago
  • GABY1948
    It's amazing the medical inventions that have come about. And you are RIGHT the world keeps spinning....thankfully!

    Have a great day, Marsha! emoticon
    2175 days ago
    Wow! Never heard of the Lucas machine, but that's pretty pricey indeed!!!

    2175 days ago
    Oh, how I dislike going to one meeting in a day and you went to two! It's nice that you could get them both checked off the list and can move on. I hope the day today is a good one for you!

    2175 days ago
    Some days I just say, thank goodness there's peanut butter.
    2175 days ago
  • GRACED777
    You are one busy lady! Congrats on getting a new machine that can help more people. Sleep well!
    2175 days ago
    Wow! Sounds like a very busy day. Hope you have a good night's rest.
    2175 days ago
    Your world was certainly spinning today. Congratulations on getting the new Lucas Device.
    2175 days ago
    emoticon Marsha!!! You certainly can pack a lot of stuff in to one day!!! Have a terrific Tuesday!!!

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  • SHARON10002
    Hats off to you Lizzy for being a member of the ambulance team.
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