EMS Medical Equipment Tips
Blood pressure reading tips and tricks for EMS
One of the things I'm most often asked by students and rookie EMTs is, "Kelly, how am I supposed to hear a blood pressure in the back of the rig?"
Let's start with a good stethoscope
In more than 200 years of use, the stethoscope is more closely associated with the practice of medicine than any other piece of equipment.
Program poison control phone number into your phone now
Have a patient who ingested a poison? You don't have to weigh treatment options alone. Your local poison control center can assist you with accurate poison information.
Keeping warm IV fluids during the winter months
An insulated bag can help maintain fluid temperature
Reduce costs by saving your equipment
Label your disposable equipment and medications in order to maximize use
Keep a Three-Day Emergency Kit Handy
Make sure you can stay self-sufficient in the event of an emergency
Utilize space in your gear bag
Having preloaded medications on you will prove useful
Changing treatment for congestive heart failure
There have been recent discussions concerning the effectiveness of current practices for treating congestive heart failure. So what do you need to know before making any changes?