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A flight paramedic shares her harrowing experience of a severe allergic reaction to medication and her gratitude to the flight nurse who treated her
Spoiler alert, we are terrible at giving epinephrine to anaphylaxis patients. But we’re going to fix this right now!
How well do you know your prehospital medications?
Paramedic and ACLS instructor Jay Van Zeeland summarizes the ACLS protocols
Four distinct events must occur in order for an anaphylactic reaction to manifest
Should we overhaul our protocols? What we’ve learned about STEMI, OHCA ROSC from the PEACE study
The family of the man who died in 2016 claims fire department personnel prematurely terminated lifesaving efforts and made false statements
The bill was recently advanced by the state Assembly Health Committee
The service was sued for reportedly not carrying IV epinephrine to treat the woman’s severe allergic reaction
Shelly LeGere is currently campaigning to have ALS fire apparatus respond to medical calls
Which vasopressor to use, when to use them and what to watch out for
Exploring the medication and treatments that allow for the best translation of paramedic skill and experience from adult OHCA care to pediatric OHCA
The American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology notes that vaccines should be administered in a healthcare setting where anaphylaxis can be quickly treated
Deprioritizing epinephrine in the order of interventions
Examining recommendations for EMS treatment of adult and pediatric cardiac arrest related to epinephrine, compression depth and rate, and double sequential defibrillation