EMS Medical Equipment Tips

  • Blood pressure reading tips and tricks for EMS

    Updated February 11, 2015 Try these six tips to take some of the pressure off of getting a blood pressure One of the things I'm most often asked by students and rookie EMT's is, "Kelly, how am I su...

  • Let's start with a good stethoscope

    I recently received an e-mail for a new EMS product that makes this grand claim: "Not since the introduction of the stethoscope has one tool promised to do more to enhance emergency medicine and tr...

  • Program poison control phone number into your phone now

    Every EMS provider should have the phone number for poison control programmed into their smartphone Program this phone number into your cell phone right now: 1-800-222-1222. It is the nationwide Po...

  • Keeping warm IV fluids during the winter months

    EMS personnel usually see an increase of patients presenting with hypothermia during the cold winter months. A challenge for EMS providers is administering "room temperature" IV fluids (65-70 degre...

  • Reduce costs by saving your equipment

    The current state of the economy requires all departments and fields to cut costs and utilize budgets more efficiently. The first step to accomplish this is to use disposable equipment and supplies...

  • Keep a Three-Day Emergency Kit Handy

    Paramedics and EMTs are on the front lines whenever a disaster strikes. You have seen first-hand what can result when patients are unprepared for emergencies. However, before you can go out and pro...

  • Utilize space in your gear bag

    Sometimes being a smart and efficient medic requires you to be a smart and efficient packer. Consider your gear bag, defibrillator carrying case or any other packs as your first opportunity to prep...

  • Changing treatment for congestive heart failure

    Recently, there has been a significant amount of discussion surrounding the effectiveness of past therapeutic practices for acute respiratory distress from congestive heart failure (CHF), and the s...

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