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Critical insights on the safe administration of ketamine, versed, lorazepam, ativan and haloperidol
Exploring physical, chemical and alternate restraint considerations in agitated patients
Use these tips to pick the stethoscope best for you and to use it correctly on every patient
A 12-year-old boy was trapped while digging a hole at Silver Lake dunes
Miami-Dade Fire Rescue medics transported 22 patients due to a CO leak from a water heater
EMS personnel administered CPR and hydroxocobalamin after the firefighter was pulled from the burning house
Recommendations first made in 1995 explained keeping someone on their chest in prone restraint can dangerously restrict breathing
Portland Fire Rescue said the person survived after possibly coming in contact with a 57,000-volt power line
Gain confidence in the difference between normal and abnormal breath sounds by auscultating lung sounds on every patient
Keeping patients moving toward definitive treatment through accurate triage of life threats is the key to EMS success at a mass casualty incident
The Riker’s Island captain suffered burns when her BWC suddenly ignited
The EMS crew was about to administer epinephrine, “only they hadn’t noticed what I had; the patient’s heart rate was 268”
Students at Respond Right EMS Academy had just learned about seizures when hours later, their instructor began convulsing, leading them to put their newly learned skills to the test
Our co-hosts discuss the importance of calculating Mean Arterial Pressure (MAP) and how to do it properly
The driver and three passengers were able to escape as flames overtook the bus
Understand how respiratory monitoring devices can be used to guide treatment during and after seizures
Paramedics placed a backboard on the victim and an officer sat on it while they tried to restrain him
The bag-valve-mask can save your patient’s life; ensure you’re using it properly with these tools
How do you know you’re getting just the right amount of air into just the right place?
Use this guide to determine when to activate air EMS and transport to a level 1 burn center
Use SAMPLE history to assess the patient’s complaint and make treatment decisions
Chest pain, rapid heartbeat, shortness of breath: While panic attacks and anxiety attacks share common symptoms, they also have distinct differences
Medway discontinued use of the ambulance service after the patient was forced to walk an “unreasonable distance” to the ambulance
Unvalidated third-party lines may lead to inaccurate results and other problems
Paulding County first responders faced a worker buried up to his neck in a 20-foot deep trench
The lawsuit claims the Nuvance ambulance EMTs were not trained nor capable of providing proper care, treatment and monitoring
From assessing to intervening, this quiz covers vital airway management scenarios to ensure you’re equipped to handle emergencies confidently.
Why quality improvement concepts should be integrated into EMS education