Open Airways - It Sticks With You

Open Airways - It Sticks With You

Podcast Feb 23, 2011

It Sticks With You

Ricky Barnet "It was a late, pretty new Corvette, fully involved. And about maybe 10 yards away was a person somebody had pulled out of the car, with approximately 90% burns." Paramedic and firefighter Ricky Barnet shares his worst call with FISDAP's Liz Neerland. Open Airways is a project to capture an oral history for the benefit of the EMS community. EMS responders share some of the most meaningful cases of their careers, sometimes with humor and always with compassion. We hope that they will help us improve your practice and inspire a new generation of caregivers. This series is produced by FISDAP with the support of EMSWorld. Listen to the latest features here and look for the series archive at openairways.net. To share your most meaningful case and the lesson it taught you, call FISDAP Open Airways at 1.651.314.7424.

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