This series features the adventures of the paramedics of Los Angeles Country Fire Dept. Station 51, John Gage (Randolph Mantooth) and Roy DeSoto (Kevin Tighe). Together they respond to emergencies ranging from false alarms to major disasters.
Nurse Dixie McCall Quotes
|Season 2 / Episode 12: - Helpful|
Dr. Varner: [On radio, to Gage] Give him 10 milligrams MSIV [morphine sulfate IV] .
Firefighter: Uh, Rampart, confirm that last medication? Ten milligrams, MSIV.?
Dr. Varner: That's correct. [to Nurse McCall] What's the matter with those firemen?
Nurse Dixie McCall: Doctor, the patient has a head injury. [to Gage] 51, stand by on that last instruction.
Dr. Varner: Right you are. [to Gage] Cancel the MS for now. Let me know if the pain becomes severe.
Firefighter: 10-4. Cancel MS.
Dr. Varner: Thank you, Nurse. That's two I owe you.
Nurse Dixie McCall: I'll send you a bill.
Nurse Dixie McCall: Kell.
Dr. Kelly Brackett M.D.: Yes?
Nurse Dixie McCall: 51 on the link. [indicates communication radio link to field paramedics]
Dr. Kelly Brackett M.D.: What do they want?
Nurse Dixie McCall: Help.
Dr. Kelly Brackett M.D.: [into transmitter link] 51, go.
Paramedic Roy DeSoto: [over biophone] We have a male, tunnel worker, approximate age 60, was trapped under a digging machine. Patient had a cardiac history. He is now diaphoretic. Vital signs: 80 over 50; rate: 100 and irregular; respirations: 12 and shallow.
Dr. Kelly Brackett M.D.: Do you have your EKG hooked up?
Paramedic Roy DeSoto: Affirmitive, doctor.
Dr. Kelly Brackett M.D.: Send me something so I can get a reading. [turns on EKG printer]
Paramedic Roy DeSoto: This will be Lead 2. [turns on ELG transmitter]
Dr. Kelly Brackett M.D.: [reads EKG strip] Multiple PVC's. [sees reading change] V-Tac. [reading changes again] He's starting to fibrillate. [to DeSoto] Defibrillate! 400 watt/seconds!
Nurse Dixie McCall: Kell! They're not authorized to...
Dr. Kelly Brackett M.D.: [into link] Are you receiving? Come on, 51! You've got a dying man on your hands.
Paramedic Roy DeSoto: Doctor, if we administer shock and we lose him...
Dr. Kelly Brackett M.D.: You're losing him right now!
Paramedic Roy DeSoto: You said yourself it wasn't worth risking the program for one case!
Dr. Kelly Brackett M.D.: I just heard from Walski in Sacramento. The bill passed late last night.
Nurse Dixie McCall: Kell... You never heard from Walski.
Dr. Kelly Brackett M.D.: Yeah, well I should have.
Nurse Dixie McCall: Do you know what you're doing? If that bill doesn't pass Kell, they'll crucify you.
Dr. Kelly Brackett M.D.: [looking at EKG strip] I don't care about that. We're not at a party or talking to a committee. That man's dead right now. [into communication link] Zap him, dammit! Zap him!
Paramedic Roy DeSoto: [watches as Gage applies the defibrillator paddles to the man's chest] 400 watt/seconds! [Gage shocks him]
Dr. Kelly Brackett M.D.: [reads strip] No conversion. [into link] Hit him again!
Paramedic Roy DeSoto: 400 watt/seconds! [Gage shocks the man again. At the hospital, Brackett sees the EKG adopt a normal rhythm]
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