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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
Dr. Casey Patrick and Mike Perlmutter discuss their experiences with implementing IV high-dose bolus NTG in APE patients
Deprioritizing epinephrine in the order of interventions
Know the difference between septic shock and cardiogenic shock and how to treat both in the field
“We were her last best chance tonight, and my partner and I successfully stood in the gap between life and death”
The woman is also accused of DUI and animal cruelty after crashing her vehicle and chasing people while holding a small dog
The mother of Davidson County Rescue Squad Paramedic Richard Montgomery reports that he died from a severe anaphylactic reaction after a bite or sting while on a call
Senate Bill 418, would allow departments to obtain prescriptions for, purchase and distribute EpiPens to firefighters, police with training on how to administer the drug
Research suggests an association between sodium bicarbonate and decreased survival-to-hospital discharge and worsened neurological status
Fourth-grader Jackson Payne was honored for saving his mother and brother in separate incidents
Learn about the regulations and equipment needed to treat diabetic emergencies, syncope and cardiac emergencies in flight
Engage your participants in pediatric resuscitation protocols, equipment and patient assessment
EMT students at Middlesex Community College are learning how to administer intramuscular epinephrine by traditional syringe in cases of anaphylaxis
The teachers learned how to perform CPR, use the AED, execute the Heimlich maneuver, administer an EpiPen, and perform basic first aid
Here are the top questions medical directors, operation directors and quality assurance directors need to answer before purchasing EMS drugs