Full list of Diabetes results
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.
4 ways premade supply kits can benefit your EMS agency–
Bound Tree Medical
Here's how premade kits specifically tailored to your providers' and patients' needs support faster response
Remember 2 Things: How to best obtain a glucometer blood sample–
Measuring a patient's blood sugar is an increasingly common assessment, performed on any patient with an altered mental status or reduced level of consciousness. Watch for two reminders about the importance of using a spring-loaded lancet and using gravity or a tourniquet to obtain a capillary blood sample.
Watch two more videos on glucometer use:
Remember 2 Things: How to avoid common glucometer mistakes
Remember 2 Things: How to obtain an accurate glucometer reading
Frequent Flyers: Blood sugar finger stick–
A comic for EMS drawing off the real experiences of EMS
Fired paramedic with diabetes settles discrimination case–
Kristine Rednour settled a civil rights claim for $725,000 after being fired for her illness
Remember 2 Things: How to avoid common glucometer mistakes–
To get the most accurate reading from a glucometer avoid making the two common mistakes described by Steve Whitehead. Watch the video to learn the difference between intravenous blood and capillary blood samples. And listen to Whitehead's description of hypoglycemia as a relative finding.
Watch another episode of Remember 2 Things to learn more about acquiring a high-quality blood sample for the glucometer.
Remember 2 Things: How to obtain an accurate glucometer reading–
EMS providers frequently assess patient's blood sugar with a glucometer. Steve Whitehead gives two things EMTs and paramedics need to remember about preparing the site and sampling the second drop of blood instead of the first. Share your glucometer tips in the comments.
Watch part 2 to learn more about accurate glucometer use by avoiding two common mistakes.
9-year-old honored for saving grandfather by calling 911–
The dispatcher praised her for her calm demeanor and resourcefullness in bypassing a cell phone lock and locating the address on an envelope
4 endocrine emergencies EMS providers need to know–
Although endocrine emergencies are uncommon, the signs and symptoms can be mistaken for more commonly encountered medical emergencies
Medic fired for diabetes wins discrimination lawsuit–
The Ind. medic was awarded $223,500 after being fired for her illness and told she should not have been hired in the first place
Medics on standby at Ark. pool during peak hours–
6 paramedics from the Rogers Fire Department will take turns providing ALS care at the busy aquatic center
Ga. fire department starts community paramedicine program–
The pilot program, started for under $100,000, will target 35 residents with chronic illness
Leading Type 1 diabetes doctor predicts cure in next 7 years– 2
Dr. Camillo Ricordi, one of the world's leading scientists in diabetes cure-focused research, thinks we will defeat the disease in the next three to seven years
Why EMS is at risk for Type 2 diabetes–
Heart disease, stroke, blindness, peripheral nerve damage, kidney failure and non-traumatic amputations are just some of the concerns to look out for
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