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Conquer stressful calls, identify treatment challenges and pitfalls, and use technology to its best potential to save lives this summer and beyond
Waveform capnography provides a non-invasive, accurate assessment of a patient’s ventilatory status
Maryland physician describes the current pediatric bed crisis as “far worse than the worst days of the adult critical care bed crunch during COVID”
Fluid, dosing and airway considerations to prevent RV ischemia
A 91-year-old patient died and a 36-year-old paramedic was severely injured when flames engulfed the back of the ambulance in a hospital parking lot
Though their chief complaint of shortness of breath is the same, these patients develop dyspnea by different means
The work of breathing can go up and oxygen saturation can go down when the patient and the equipment are not in sync
Understanding the pathophysiology of difficulty breathing and different methods of delivering airway pressure
The Indiana EMS Commission approved statewide changes to the skills EMTs can use in the field, which will go into effect on March 1
CPAP should be used as a noninvasive positive pressure ventilation tool early on in a treatment regimen for respiratory distress
Teach EMS providers the benefits of waveform capnography in cases involving dyspnea and altered mental status, and before performing advanced airway management
Our co-hosts discuss how CPAP works and what the treatment looks like
CPAP technology and practice in the prehospital environment has evolved for application beyond CHF and COPD
Allina Health EMS leaders discuss the importance of a strong relationship between operational leaders and the medical director