An EMS practitioner for nearly 15 years, Patrick Lickiss is currently located in Grand Rapids, MI. He is interested in education and research and hopes to further the expansion of evidence-based practice in EMS. He is also an avid homebrewer and runner.
FULL LIST OF Patrick Lickiss RESULTS
How to obtain a medical history from an altered patient–
You are on scene with a patient who was found lying on the sidewalk with an altered level of consciousness; how can you obtain a history for a patient who cannot provide it himself?
Clinical scenario: A patient found unresponsive by the road–
You are dispatched to a report of a male found down on the sidewalk in a suburban neighborhood
5 questions to guide EMS transport decisions–
You are on scene with a patient who has sustained a significant injury; how do you decide whether to use red lights and sirens?
Clinical scenario: Patient with a traumatic amputation–
You are dispatched to a factory for a report of a man with his arm caught in a hydraulic press
Clinical scenario: A patient with a possible airway obstruction–
You are dispatched to a restaurant for a report of a man choking
5 primary assessment tips for EMS providers–
You are on scene with a patient who was choking on food; is your primary assessment as efficient as possible?
5 scene size-up tips for EMS providers–
You are the first arriving unit to a potentially chaotic scene; does your scene size-up for other units measure up?
Clinical scenario: A fight at a college football game–
You are dispatched to stage for police responding to reports of a fight in the parking lot of the local university
Making the most of your smartphone on EMS scenes–
Your patient takes a medication you aren't familiar with and needs to be treated using a protocol you haven’t reviewed recently; do you have the right apps on your phone to assist?
Clinical scenario: Pediatric seizure patient at a museum–
You are dispatched to a report of a patient suffering from a seizure
How to position an EMS patient after a fall–
Your patient has an apparent hip fracture after a fall and needs to be packaged for transport; did you make the right call?
Clinical scenario: A geriatric patient fall–
You are dispatched to an independent living facility for a senior citizen who has fallen
Out of the comfort zone: EMS in the wake of a natural disaster–
Responding to the medical needs of the 2015 Nepal earthquake survivors pushed a Calif. medic out her comfort zone as she strived to make a difference
EMS workplace stress and warning signs–
Your partner seems to be struggling both on and off duty; did you make the right call?
Operational scenario: A co-worker becoming increasingly distant–
Your partner is regularly late to work, has been disciplined for poor attendance and increasingly seems aloof
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