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Protecting providers during the COVID-19 pandemic

In this episode, our co-hosts discuss the best practices for keeping providers safe and equipment clean as the 2019 coronavirus spreads across the country


In this episode of Inside EMS, co-hosts Chris Cebollero and Kelly Grayson discuss the best habits to implement as COVID-19 spreads to more cities and states. From washing your hands to keeping equipment clean to increasing use of personal protective equipment, basic cleanliness is key.

The duo also discusses the idea of moving away from using large bag valve masks as proposed in an article by EMS1 author Steve LeCroy. Is it time to carry one BVM and how do we manage an airway with a smaller BVM? What is the correct number to use with ventilations and how does capnography play into bagging at the appropriate rate for the patient? Find out these answers and more in this episode of Inside EMS.

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