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Remember 2 Things: Lifesaving treatment for synthetic drug overdoses–
In this episode of Remember 2 Things Steve Whitehead describes the dangers of synthetic drugs, like flakka or K2, that are ingested and inhaled. Whitehead discusses the importance of temperature assessment to determine the need for active, aggressive cooling and sedation of the patient to lower the risk of harm to rescuers, bystanders and the patient.
After watching read these top EMS1 articles on blood pressure assessment.
- Sedation for violent, restrained patients
- What the flakka is this new drug?
- Paramedics to give ketamine to patients high on flakka
- Ketamine for Excited Delirium Syndrome: Results of a 3-year case series
- This patient is going to kill me before we make it to the hospital
- Expert tips for EMS handling of behavioral emergencies
Remember 2 Things: Patient complications from high-dose and high-potency marijuana–
How has legalized marijuana impacted EMS in Colorado? In this episode learn two things medics are learning from patients who are taking larger than intended doses of marijuana through edibles and the increasing potency of THC.
Learn more by watching this video, Remember 2 Things: Legal marijuana use still has consequences, and reading Why medics should just say no to legal marijuana use.
How to identify and treat TCA toxicity–
This 5-minute video shows how to identify and treat a tricyclic antidepressant poisoning.
Remember 2 Things: Care considerations for ingestion of bath salts–
Bath salts cause dangerous symptoms, such as hyperthermia, bizarre behavior and seizures. Steve Whitehead shares two things to remember when assessing and treating a patient with a known or suspected bath salts ingestion.
Learn more about bath salts from Dr. David Tan's Standing Orders video, as well as patient restraint, psych patient transport tips and sedation with a benzodiazepine or ketamine.
EMT training harbors hope for violent N.Y. neighborhood–
A former EMS captain is teaching members of the Brooklyn neighborhood ‘how to save a life instead of taking a life’