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Steve Whitehead wants you to consider this one thing before pulling out the plastic tubes
Application of an EtCO2 sampling device and waveform monitoring, especially during bag-valve mask ventilation, is well within the capability of EMTs
The EMS crew was about to administer epinephrine, “only they hadn’t noticed what I had; the patient’s heart rate was 268”
Hospital traffic was 46% higher in New York and New Jersey due to wildfire smoke
To conserve supplies while providing patient relief, a pulmonary expert suggests using a spacer device connected to an inhaler instead of a nebulizer
Preparing for the most stressful call you can receive: pediatric cardiorespiratory arrest
Prehospital caveats for non-invasive and invasive airway management as we learn more about the pathophysiology of COVID-19
Ask the right questions, watch for symptoms that could point to bronchiolitis over pediatric asthma and treat accordingly
In this episode, learn the 5 emergent conditions that will kill patients experiencing shortness of breath, and how to use ETCO2 to develop a differential
New South Wales Ambulance has reportedly instructed its crews to avoid procedures that put them at risk of COVID-19 exposure
CPAP should be used as a noninvasive positive pressure ventilation tool early on in a treatment regimen for respiratory distress
FirstNet connectivity and 4G LTE/5G communications can connect EMS to doctors and hospitals for transport guidance, and to activate stroke, trauma and other specialty teams
Ashley Flores’ family filed a wrongful death claim against Los Angeles County and Sheriff Jim McDonnell, alleging that multiple 911 calls were misrouted
When it comes to respiratory distress calls in the field, EMS providers need to be aware they play a large part of the patient’s continuing care story
In the chaotic encounter, emergency units were unable to save the woman, who had suffered an asthma attack
EMS providers will be called upon to mitigate the effects of bombings and other incidents involving the use of explosive devices
After waiting for more than 20 minutes, a mother took her toddler, who was having an asthma attack, to the hospital
School staff members will be able to administer asthma medication to students instead of having to call a parent or send the child to an emergency room
The company said the inhalers may have a defect that causes them to administer fewer doses of medicine than indicated
Existing law allows them to stock epinephrine to treat severe allergic reactions
The storm overwhelmed emergency services and hospitals, with 8,500 receiving treatment
Ambulance Victoria responded to more than 1,870 cases, which was six-times the usual workload for a Monday evening
A new bill would allow administrators to give students albuterol if necessary
A single prehospital treatment protocol for respiratory distress from asthma or COPD is reasonable
Wheezes, retractions, tachypnea and altered mental status lead to a quick assessment of asthma
Learn the signs and symptoms for this significant pediatric airway and ventilation emergency