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Remember 2 Things: Understand impact of kinetic energy on MOI
Wednesday, February 10, 2016 12:30 AM Pacific
Mechanism of injury, even though its not as important to injury prediction as once believed, is still important for EMS providers to understand. In this episode review the importance of understanding kinetic energy as a cause for traumatic injury. Mass is important, but velocity is even more important.

After watching the video test your trauma knowledge with a short quiz on traumatic injury and assessment.
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Remember 2 Things: Anaphylaxis and lower airway assessment
Wednesday, February 10, 2016 11:14 AM Pacific
Anaphylaxis is a difficult patient presentation. Review two important assessments for lower airway compromise caused by an allergic reaction. Auscultate the patient's lungs for wheezes, starting in the upper lung lobes and listening downward. Also make sure you can distinguish absent lung sounds from clear lung sounds. Finally, remember to listen to lots and lots of lung sounds so you can learn to distinguish normal from abnormal.

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Remember 2 Things: Anaphylaxis and upper airway assessment
Wednesday, February 10, 2016 11:14 AM Pacific
Anaphylaxis is a difficult patient presentation. Review two important assessments for upper airway compromise caused by an allergic reaction. Auscultate the patient's trachea and remember facial swelling means upper airway swelling.

After watching read more about anaphylaxis assessment and treatment.
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Remember 2 Things: When to treat anaphylaxis
Wednesday, February 10, 2016 11:14 AM Pacific
Anaphylaxis is a challenging patient presentation. Learn two signs to identify a life-threatening allergic reaction that demands aggressive treatment. If a patient has airway compromise, upper or lower, or signs of shock immediately treat with epinephrine and other protocol-authorized interventions.

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PSA: Pull to right if you see lights
Tuesday, February 09, 2016 10:26 PM Pacific
This short PSA reminds drivers to pull to the right. And for other pull to the right PSAs see this classic video from the Tuscaloosa Fire Department.
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Rescue task force: training and implementation steps from an urban fire department
Tuesday, February 09, 2016 10:19 PM Pacific
The rescue task force places paramedics in the warm zone during an active shooter under cover and escorted by police officers. Working in the warm zone allows paramedics to begin life-saving care sooner.
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Prehospital RSI: Best practices
Monday, February 08, 2016 07:45 PM Pacific
Demonstration of best practices for airway management and prehospital RSI.
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High school student's 'dope spin' on the circulatory system
Monday, February 08, 2016 07:36 PM Pacific
A student shared this video on Facebook of a classmate's spin on the circulatory system.
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Meteorite might have killed man in India
Monday, February 08, 2016 07:24 PM Pacific
Scientists will determine if the object that killed a man Saturday was a meteorite.
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NY medics train to treat K-9s
Monday, February 08, 2016 06:12 PM Pacific
A new law allows medics to treat and transport police dogs injured in the line of duty.
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Video: Responders rescue man trapped in McDonald's drive-thru
Friday, February 05, 2016 08:19 PM Pacific
First responders were able to free the unresponsive man by pushing his vehicle away from the wall.
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Rapid sequence induction review for EMS
Friday, February 05, 2016 00:53 AM Pacific
Review these steps and skills for rapid sequence induction for an adult patient.
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