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Patient assessment Search Results


Clinical solution: An eye injury at a structure fire

- 03/24/2015

Eye injuries can occur as the result of many causes, though foreign body is a particularly common mechanism. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 25,290 eye injuries occurred on the job ...

Paramedics assaulted twice on the same call

- 03/23/2015

OTTAWA — A Canadian paramedic crew, assaulted twice during an early morning call for service, doesn't expect charges to be brought against the assailants. The crew was called to ...

Clinical scenario: An eye injury during a structure fire

- 03/18/2015

“Medic 107, Engine 102. We have a firefighter complaining of eye pain and blurred vision which started during overhaul.” As you pull up to the designated rehab area for the incident, ...

Why we need critical thinking for scene assessments

- 03/11/2015

Recently, a Milwaukee television station investigated a call where a patient waited 31 minutes after calling 911, while the ambulance staged down the street. Police, sent to “secure” ...

Ind. paramedics equipped with portable ultrasound

- 03/10/2015

Carmel Fire Department is first in state to purchase 'exciting technology'

Ind. paramedics equipped with portable ultrasound

- 03/10/2015

By Drew Smith The Indy Channel CARMEL, Ind. — Paramedics and EMTs in Carmel will become the first in Indiana to use a unique, new tool. The Carmel Fire Department will start using ...

3 innovative products showcased at EMS Today

- 03/05/2015

By Jamie Davis I have been attending EMS Today since got started in EMS, and the conference has provided me an opportunity to attend informative educational sessions and to see what new tools ...

Family: EMT stormed out of house, left stroke patient on floor

- 03/03/2015

They filed a complaint with Rural/Metro, saying EMT got angry when asked to transport a man to the hospital and sat in the ambulance until his partner brought him back into the home

Family: EMT stormed out of house, left stroke patient on floor

- 03/03/2015

BUFFALO, N.Y. — The family of a man with Cerebral Palsy who suffered a stroke accused a responding Rural/Metro EMT of getting angry and storming out of the house, leaving the patient on ...

Quick Take: Surfing the capnography waveform

- 02/26/2015

Surfing the Capnography Waveform, presented by Jon Puryear at EMS Today 2015 in Baltimore, Md. taught the basics of capnography and gave student hands-on opportunities with Phillips Heartstart ...

Clinical solution: Female with belly pain

- 02/24/2015

The causes of abdominal pain can range from simple (mild constipation) to life-threatening (abdominal aortic aneurysm or acute MI). Because so many diseases can present with abdominal pain, the ...

Clinical scenario: Female with belly pain

- 02/18/2015

“Medic 109, I show you responding Code 2 to 723 West Elm for a report of a 34-year-old female with abdominal pain.” When you reach the front door you are met by a woman, Lori, ...

Quick Take: Assessment of abdominal pain

- 02/10/2015

Educator, paramedic, and researcher David Page led an interactive and informative session on the prehospital assessment of abdominal pain at the Wisconsin EMS Association Working Together conference ...

Remember 2 Things: When to activate a trauma team

- 02/05/2015

Steve Whitehead reminds us that 'mechanism of injury' is a poor predictor of whether a patient will need urgent trauma care; instead focus on your own physical assessment

Top 5 EMS products showcased at Minn. EMS conference

- 01/31/2015

At the Arrowhead EMS conference in Duluth, Minn., I joined paramedics and EMTs from across the state and northern Wisconsin seeking out EMS products that aim to improve provider safety, patient ...

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