FULL LIST OF Education Topics
Are you ready for paramedic school?–
Five questions EMTs should ask themselves before advancing their certification
What are the requirements to be a paramedic?–
Paramedic training is intense and rigorous, but the rewards of serving others can be tremendous
3 ultrasound-guided vascular access techniques for paramedics–
3 ultrasound-guided vascular access techniques for prehospital use are demonstrated in this video by ultrasound educator Chris Eddy
Importance of succession planning for EMS leaders–
Rob Farmer, director of public safety, Lee County Florida discusses the importance of succession planning for EMS agencies of any size. A role of a leader, CEO, or executive is to constantly find and develop new leaders. Farmer describes what he seeks in an emerging leader and how to recognize those people in his agency. How do you recognize and prepare the future leaders of your agency?
Remember 2 Things: Anaphylaxis and upper airway assessment–
Anaphylaxis is a difficult patient presentation. Review two important assessments for upper airway compromise caused by an allergic reaction. Auscultate the patient's trachea and remember facial swelling means upper airway swelling. After watching read more about anaphylaxis assessment and treatment.
High school student's 'dope spin' on the circulatory system–
A student shared this video on Facebook of a classmate's spin on the circulatory system.
What is depression?–
This short TED video examines the symptoms and treatments of depression, and gives some tips for how you might help a friend who is suffering. When an EMT or paramedic is in distress and suffering from mental illness you have options to help them. Read more about it here.
Cops trained by medics to stop bleeding save wounded man–
An Arkansas Trauma System grant purchased, trained and equipped 550 Little Rock police to use tourniquets, pressure bandages and chest seals
Frequent Flyers: Ambulance history with Capt. Salty–
Horse-drawn carriages were the first ambulances
IV set-up is as easy as ABCDEFG–
Check out these intravenous access set-up tips from the Paramedic Project. And if you are having trouble with starting IVs forget the Hail Mary tactic of 'poke and pray' by knowing and using these tips from EMS1 columnist Kevin Grange to ensure you obtain IV access each and every time.
EMS volunteer shortage explored by Neb. lawmakers–
Increasing training requirements and shrinking pool of volunteers are impacting recruitment and retention of rural EMS personnel
EMS competence and confidence comes from constantly learning–
Overcome analysis paralysis by focusing on the sequence and process of patient assessment and treatment
Listen: Fla. responders wage war on heroin overdoses–
To combat the heroin epidemic, firefighters developed "your life matters" cards with help line numbers for addicts they treat
Usher 'Yeah' parody promotes hands-only CPR–
The video CLEAR!, a parody to the Usher song "Yeah" promotes CPR and using an AED to save lives.
Mo. FD gives full scholarships for paramedic school–
The Kansas City (Mo.) Fire Department has invested $25,000 in scholarships to attend paramedic school, and is targeting minority students to diversify its team
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