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PTSD diagnosis guidelines developed for first responders–
The guidelines are specific to first responders, to better diagnose and treat post-traumatic stress disorder
Remember 2 Things: Stroke patient assessment and management–
Fine tune your stroke patient assessment with these tips. Remember to confirm the time when patient's mental status was normal and repeating "You can't teach an old dog new tricks" assesses much more than slurred speech. Learn more about stroke care and treatment.
5 medical conditions where capnography can affect BLS care–
Waveform capnography provides real-time feedback that BLS providers can use to make treatment decisions and improve care
How to assess a patient with altered mental status–
This five minute video gives an overview of how to use AEIOUTIPS to assess a patient with altered mental status
AEIOU-TIPS: An altered mental status tune–
Check out this a musical review of the mnemonic AEIOU-TIPS for assessment of a patient's altered mental status.
Fla. residents file $3M lawsuit over EMS assessment–
A class-action lawsuit claims city officials improperly used funds for an assessment of EMS services instead of fire services
Acute kidney injury assessment and treatment–
Understand the causes, signs and symptoms, and prehospital treatment for kidney injury
Non-transport PCR: Choose either thorough documentation or saving for a lawyer–
A complete narrative in the patient care report that is reviewed and signed by the patient is your best protection against liability for the non-transport decision
Effective EMS response to acute alcohol intoxication–
Careful assessment is important for EMS since alcohol poisoning kills six people in the U.S. each day; most deaths occur among middle-aged adults
5 errors that are giving you incorrect blood pressure readings–
Blood pressure may be the vital sign we measure the most and understand the least
In this segment, Kris Kaull discusses some tips and the core fundamentals about this essential EMS skill.
Clinical scenario: 8-year-old male, unresponsive–
Seizures in pediatric patients can be caused by many different underlying medical issues
Clinical Scenario: Man fell out of his wheelchair–
A careful EMS stroke assessment can make a difference in ED management
Clinical Scenario: 74-year-old female, general weakness, possible sepsis–
Consider many causes for 'general weakness' in a patient with a complex medical history, including the possibility of sepsis
Remember 2 Things: Head-to-toe patient assessment tips for paramedics, EMTs and students–
Steve Whitehead shares two quick tips for the next time you perform a patient assessment.
After watching read more EMS1 patient assessment tips.
1. How EMT and paramedic students can practice patient assessment
2. 8 patient assessment tips for new providers
3. Patient assessments: How to avoid free-for-alls
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