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Steve Whitehead shares his thoughts on how to handle family members during a cardiac arrest
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Signs of PACS that will help you eliminate EKG rhythms to make your diagnosis
Understand how respiratory monitoring devices can be used to guide treatment during and after seizures
How Cushing’s Triad and the mechanism of injury help distinguish increased intracranial pressure from shock
As the population ages and healthcare needs surge, EMS is evolving beyond emergencies to provide critical support through body cavity access devices and expanded care procedures
Follow these steps to facilitate a successful outcome for dealing with emergencies involving kids
An initial visual assessment can identify threats to you and your patient before you narrow down a differential diagnosis
Go back to the basics with a thorough understanding of pediatric appearance, breathing and circulation warning signs, and the cardinal rule of pediatric assessment
Any EMS provider can improve their patient care and assessment by thinking like a remote-area medic
Steve Whitehead wants you to consider this one thing before pulling out the plastic tubes
The Independence Day holiday can increase the number of intoxicated patients and bystanders you’re likely to encounter on your shift so be careful out there
How do we recognize and treat hyperkalemia in the prehospital setting?
Learn how to separate atrial activity from ventricular activity when interpreting a rhythm strip and the atrial flutter waves will stand out
From where to begin, to last-resort options: Tips and tricks I’ve picked up during hundreds of pediatric IV placements
Understand why blood pressure and heart rate may not be a good early indicator of a hypovolemic shock state
When shock is suspected, it’s important to identify which stage you’re working with
A review of shock stages, signs and symptoms and treatments for the EMT or paramedic student
Waveform capnography provides real-time feedback that BLS providers can use to make treatment decisions and improve care
Realistic scenarios that reflect the patients EMTs and paramedics regularly encounter are critical to preparing students for the challenges of the EMS profession
To make an effective splint, focus on the craft rather than focusing on the device
Despite a lack of evidence, applying a splint effectively has been and will likely continue to be a mainstay of EMS practice
Understand the importance of monitoring end-tidal carbon dioxide and the valuable information it provides for patient assessment and treatment
Going back to the basics ensures a smooth EtCO2 reading and creates a calming environment for both the patient and provider
A pee color chart can help EMTs, paramedics and firefighters know if they are properly hydrated
Update your understanding of the role of antibiotics, fluid administration and coordination of clinical care
Learn what to look for and how to advocate for elderly patients who may be much sicker than they appear
While mechanism doesn’t reliably predict injury, it does serve as the foundation for 3 early and critical decisions
Mechanisms, roles and potential risk: What medics need to know about aspirin