Full list of Diabetes results
Use AVPU scale to determine a patient's level of consciousness–
The AVPU scale is an important tool used to assess a patient's level of consciousness. However, sometimes the distinction between 'A' and 'V' frequently can cause confusion.
Hypoglycemic events: Can you leave them be?–
A review of hypoglycemia treat and release protocol recommendations
Test your knowledge: Prehospital treatment for stroke patients–
Stroke affects someone in the U.S. every 40 seconds. Are you prepared to respond to that call?
EMS resiliency, readiness relies on combating fatigue–
Take these steps to get quality sleep to protect against mental and physical health effects
How frequently do EMS providers encounter, treat hypoglycemia?–
Top takeaways for prehospital care of diabetic patients after filtering 2.5 million EMS encounters in the EMS Index
Diabetic emergencies: Patients with no history of diabetes–
Erratic glucose levels can indicate a number of more serious conditions that should be considered before releasing a patient
Yes, EMTs can administer glucagon–
What are the alternative conclusions to a Harvard Medical School examination of glucagon administration in three years of NEMSIS data?
Diabetic emergencies: 5 things EMTs need to know–
What are the most important things to remember when treating a patient with a history of diabetes?
Study: EMTs can’t administer glucagon–
Diabetics who call 911 during a hypoglycemic episode have a 3 in 4 chance the responding EMS provider will not be able to administer the lifesaving drug
Cardiac arrest research funding dwindles–
Funding for cardiac arrest is a fraction of what NIH spends to study other leading causes of death like diabetes, cancer and stroke
Firefighter-EMT, 25, dies after suffering from medical issues–
Corey Weber was diabetic and was diagnosed with pancreatitis when he was 16
IV infiltration leads to $700K negligence award–
Conn. judge and jury find that Good Samaritan immunity protects paramedics, not employers
FDA approves 'artificial pancreas' to manage diabetes–
The new MiniMed 670G consists of a drug pump, a sensor that measures blood sugar and a tube that delivers the insulin
Frequent Flyers: Who restocked the rig?–
A comic for EMS drawing off the real experiences of EMS
Listen to boy's 911 call for his mom driving 'really drunk'–
Paramedics were called because Ohio police suspected the intoxicated mom might have also been having a diabetic emergency
Remember 2 Things: Altered mental status in geriatric patients–
EMS providers frequently assess geriatric patients with altered mental status. This EMS1 training video reviews two common conditions — hypoglycemia and sepsis — that can cause changes in a patient's mental status.
After watching Steve Whitehead discuss these conditions, learn more about sepsis assessment and treatment in articles from Kelly Grayson and Rom Duckworth. Then share your geriatric assessment tips in the comments.
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