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Patient restraint: Protect yourself from the predictable fallout of public misperception

- 08/18/2015

Restraining a combative patient is a necessary part of the job for EMS providers. Properly executed on the appropriate patient, restraints serve to protect both the patient and the provider – ...

My favorite encounters with fascinating 'old' people

- 08/16/2015

The thought of daring rescues, burning buildings and bringing people back from the brink of death is what made me want to pursue a career in fire/EMS. But it was the reality of connecting with ...

Time sensitive treatment vs. time sensitive transport

- 08/13/2015

By Ben Neal The tones drop for a 60 year-old female complaining of shortness of breath. You are met at the door by a frail looking male that simply states, “She’s pretty bad ...

Medic misdiagnoses meningitis; patient dies

- 08/12/2015

BBC News BRISTOL, England — A paramedic missed an opportunity to deliver vital care that could have saved a Bristol meningitis victim's life, a coroner has said. Mthuthuzeli Mpongwana ...

EMS competence and confidence comes from constantly learning

- 08/11/2015

“He’s a good kid, but he just freezes whenever he’s asked to run the call. Got good grades in school, proficient in all his skills, but he just can’t seem to put it all ...

Weigh in on EMS Compass performance measures addressing stroke care

- 08/08/2015

FALLS CHURCH, Va. — The EMS Compass initiative released its first set of EMS performance measures, which address EMS assessment, treatment and transport of stroke patients. "EMS ...

4 endocrine emergencies EMS providers need to know

- 08/04/2015

At 0730 hours, a 20-year-old female college student presents in an altered state, combative and struggling with campus police in her dorm room. Her roommate states the patient had been acting ...

Clinical solution: 58-year-old burned while cooking at home

- 08/03/2015

The classification of burns based on their severity was discussed previously. Based on those descriptions, Paula appears to have suffered partial-thickness burns over a large portion of her lower ...

Clinical scenario: 58-year-old burned while cooking at home

- 08/03/2015

The tones sound at your station and as you proceed to the engine you hear the dispatcher’s voice over the loudspeaker: "Engine 3, Medic 7 priority two for a burn victim." After ...

Ga. medical students get EMT training

- 07/23/2015

By Tom Corwin The Augusta Chronicle AUGUSTA, Ga. — Even though she didn’t get to hit the siren during her first shift in the ambulance, Adedayo Oduwole said it was still OK. “It ...

3 reactions to EMS1 stroke poll

- 07/13/2015

I like how these polls show us a glimpse into what we think and a little bit of how we act. It also points out areas in which we can improve. Here are my take-home points from the ...

Quiz: Test your knowledge of cardiac emergencies

- 07/01/2015

Chest pain is a frequent patient complaint, but not all chest pain is due to a cardiac emergency. As an EMS provider understanding the anatomy and physiology of the cardiac and respiratory systems, ...

Remember 2 Things: Better manage geriatric bleeding

- 07/01/2015

Steve Whitehead reminds us that elderly patients already have weakened compensatory functions to overcome bleeding, which may be further weakened by medications they are taking. After watching ...

Broadening the approach to pediatric assessment

- 06/30/2015

EMT and paramedic curriculum covering pediatric assessment has historically focused on the pediatric assessment triangle (PAT), strategies for approaching different age groups, and pediatric ...

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