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A candid discussion reveals the art of thorough patient assessments, the value of differential diagnosis, and the need for feedback in EMS
Avoiding anchoring bias in EMS by balancing speed with safety
A red-flag approach to identifying true emergencies and treating patients with compassion
Creating, developing and sustaining your own program, step by step
Andrews offered his diabetic testing kit and instructed those attending the woman on how to use it
Researchers, clinicians at UC San Diego Health used “COMPOSER” with over 100,000 digital records of sepsis patients, to calculate a lower mortality rate
Washington lawmakers follow other states pushing for reform in restraint techniques after the in-custody death of Manuel Ellis
Expert perspectives on improving patient outcomes
A Tacoma Fire Department paramedic disagreed with the medical examiner in the case of three police officers charged in Ellis’ death
The group said the term should not be used by members who testify in civil or criminal cases
A draft resolution moves to discourage physicians serving as expert witnesses from promoting the theory in criminal and civil trials
Learn how leprosy presents in patients and how providers can protect themselves when treating someone suffering from the condition
Some have been moving toward citing the causes that can contribute to such deaths, including police restraint, drug use and medical conditions
How do medical directors and educators support EMS clinicians in developing practices that improve the diagnostic process?
EMS clinicians should rely on their assessment and facts when assessing people with a suspected factitious disorder