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A pee color chart can help EMTs, paramedics and firefighters know if they are properly hydrated
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
Update your understanding of the role of antibiotics, fluid administration and coordination of clinical care
Mechanisms, roles and potential risk: What medics need to know about aspirin
As a medic you are a caregiver and a human body mechanic, not a parts replacer; educate yourself like one
When you absolutely need to write something down make sure you have a weatherproof Rite in the Rain notebook
Review the criteria and consider making the switch
Critical insights on the safe administration of ketamine, versed, lorazepam, ativan and haloperidol
Exploring physical, chemical and alternate restraint considerations in agitated patients
Do you know what you’re looking for?
This day’s theme highlights the pediatric clinical care provided by EMS and the need for increased specialized training for our youngest patients
Use these tips to pick the stethoscope best for you and to use it correctly on every patient
How to use the lost art of auscultatory percussion to evaluate suspected long bone fractures
Keeping patients moving toward definitive treatment through accurate triage of life threats is the key to EMS success at a mass casualty incident
Inspiring ways to recognize providers’ contributions, educate the community and recruit the next generation
Expansion of the pilot program also allows paramedics to administer whole blood
The Riker’s Island captain suffered burns when her BWC suddenly ignited
Remain consistent once you’ve established the patient’s weight, ensure you know what’s in your containers and practice dosing calculations to prevent medication administration errors
Simplifying the patient assessment process for every patient can reduce variability, lower your stress and improve patient care
Crash in Woodland left the driver pinned under the steering wheel while diesel fuel and fresh concrete spilled onto the road
Nitroglycerin or “Nitro” is a commonly encountered medication for EMS, but it may not work the way you think or do what you think it does
By working on prescription compliance, smoking cessation and other risk factors, community medics can make a difference in the lives of stroke patients
One teen was critically injured after falling 30 feet inside the intercontinental ballistic missile silo in Arapahoe County
The bus driver lost control and struck a guardrail on I-95 in Harford County
What is your organization doing to enhance medics’ mathematical skills in the field?
Both sinus arrests and sinus exit blocks are characterized by an irregular rhythm associated with pauses; which is it?
Austin-Travis County EMS Assistant Chief Steve White said at least 65 people were treated between Monday and Wednesday
Independent pathologist concluded that the bruises on Jameek Lowery’s face, fractures to his fingers were the result of “blunt force trauma”