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As a medic you are a caregiver and a human body mechanic, not a parts replacer; educate yourself like one
TEMS medics need to be in top physical condition to respond with and care for SWAT officers
Use these tips to pick the stethoscope best for you and to use it correctly on every patient
How to use the lost art of auscultatory percussion to evaluate suspected long bone fractures
Regularly reviewing and practicing MCI skills will make sure EMS personnel are ready to act when a major incident happens
Keeping patients moving toward definitive treatment through accurate triage of life threats is the key to EMS success at a mass casualty incident
Here’s an overview of what naloxone is and how responders are helping curb the opioid epidemic
This symbol shows that we belong to something important and we are part of the power, strength and knowledge of every EMT
Stories about patients stealing ambulances are common, so here’s how you can protect your vehicle
How to learn and understand the medications paramedics administer
Here’s an overview of what EMS chaplains do and how you can become one
Learn and follow these steps to accurately auscultate blood pressure quickly and easily
You are on scene with a patient who is complaining of weakness. The vital signs your partner has given you are not very detailed. What are some ways to improve on those findings?
Try these six tips to take some of the pressure off of getting a blood pressure
Blood pressure may be the vital sign we measure the most and understand the least
Instead of “rules” you have been taught to distinguish sinus tach and SVT, follow these assessment and ECG interpretation tips
Monitoring AVPU and other vital signs will help determine if the patient is improving, worsening or responding to treatment
OPQRST is an important part of patient assessment and the start of a conversation with the patient about their pain complaint
Help students get the most out of patient assessment scenarios and high-fidelity simulations with these debriefing tips
Consider adding these often-encountered patients to your EMT or paramedic class’s patient assessment drills or high-fidelity patient simulations
The red flags and steps to take to make the scene safer for yourself, other responders and the patients
How I explained response speed to the question “why don’t you run to the patient?” from an EMT student
When the conditions are ripe, the distinction between intoxication and a diabetic emergency can easily be blurred
Keep the following tips in mind when you encounter a patient who went out of his/her way to overindulge this holiday
Whether you’re looking to head back to school or investing in a family member’s future, there are several ways to financially prepare for the cost of college
April is National Poetry Month; challenge ChatGPT to a poetry battle and send your best lines to EMS1!
Retired Fire Chief Howard Munding trains firefighters and EMS providers in Krav Maga so they have the skills to protect themselves when violence strikes
A group mainly consisting of firefighters and EMTs use their off-duty time to respond to “paramergencies”
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