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If you don’t know that prone positioning can cause great bodily harm or death in some patients, you don’t belong in EMS
The clinical, cognitive and potential risk considerations in lift-assists, which are more complex than we realize
EMS training gaps in lifting practices, medical measuring and monitoring, and providing compassionate care put patients and providers at risk
“I am not willing to give our health for him,” Sacramento Firefighter Timothy John Keyes wrote on Facebook, according to a disciplinary letter
Emergency crews evacuated 87 residents from a nursing home in Porter as floodwaters began to seep into the home
Use the right equipment and enlist extra personnel to help transport bariatric patients out of their homes and into the ambulance while keeping their safety top of mind
I still regret a euphoric comment to my partner after lifting a morbidly obese patient
Bariatric patients may present with dehydration, malnutrition and surgical site complications in the days and weeks after a bariatric surgery procedure
First responders from Fayette EMS and Murrysville Medic One are heading to a staging area in Georgia to support rescue and evacuation efforts as Hurricane Dorian approaches
Pre-oxygenate, evaluate for LEMONS and position a patient of any size correctly to help secure an airway
Community paramedicine communication with patients, their family members and the local crews can eliminate obstacles and improve patient care for bariatric patients
In this episode, our co-hosts discuss the challenges that come with assisting bariatric patients, including logistics, equipment needs and provider attitudes
Please take a couple moments to answer these multiple-choice questions, which will help us capture how your agency is staying up to date on training for EMS treatment of bariatric patients
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