Full list of Hyperthermia results
3 die after attending Calif. rave–
Crowds in the parking lot slowed EMTs; hot temperatures and ecstasy implicated in deaths
Remember 2 Things: Lifesaving treatment for synthetic drug overdoses–
In this episode of Remember 2 Things Steve Whitehead describes the dangers of synthetic drugs, like flakka or K2, that are ingested and inhaled. Whitehead discusses the importance of temperature assessment to determine the need for active, aggressive cooling and sedation of the patient to lower the risk of harm to rescuers, bystanders and the patient.
After watching read these top EMS1 articles on blood pressure assessment.
- Sedation for violent, restrained patients
- What the flakka is this new drug?
- Paramedics to give ketamine to patients high on flakka
- Ketamine for Excited Delirium Syndrome: Results of a 3-year case series
- This patient is going to kill me before we make it to the hospital
- Expert tips for EMS handling of behavioral emergencies
MRSA: How to stop the spread–
Why EMS should embrace its role as the front line in stopping the pathogen’s journey
Remember 2 Things: How to monitor violent, restrained patients–
In this episode on patient restraint Steve Whitehead describes the importance of capnography to monitor violent patients who have been restrained. Whitehead also discusses the importance of temperature assessment and monitoring.
FDA fast tracks RYANODEX development for treatment of exertional heat stroke–
The Fast Track program facilitates the development and review of drugs
Remember 2 Things: Care considerations for ingestion of bath salts–
Bath salts cause dangerous symptoms, such as hyperthermia, bizarre behavior and seizures. Steve Whitehead shares two things to remember when assessing and treating a patient with a known or suspected bath salts ingestion.
Learn more about bath salts from Dr. David Tan's Standing Orders video, as well as patient restraint, psych patient transport tips and sedation with a benzodiazepine or ketamine.
Hyperthermia: EMS assessment and management–
Learn the pathophysiology of heat-related illness, recognition of heat emergencies and treatment principles
Hot car danger demo by FDNY paramedic on Fox News–
After just 13 minutes, the medic observed signs of a heat emergency in the Fox news reporter
Fatal heat wave of '95 changed emergency response in Chicago–
A week of temps over 100 claimed more than 700 lives; mostly poor and elderly residents
Over 1,400 die from heat wave in India–
Many people are struggling to work in the extreme temperatures in order to afford food
How to recognize, treat heat illness–
Left untreated, heat-related illness can lead to death, but sound rehab practices can prevent or mitigate these problems
4 things EMS providers must know about crush syndrome–
Crush syndrome can be expected following any event where patients are trapped for a length of time
EKG case: Is a patient in shock because of hyperthermia–
What's your assessment and care for patient who has no palpable pulse, hypotension and reduced level of consciousness?
How to use patient history, 12-lead EKG to diagnose STEMI–
12-lead EKG changes and patient assessment findings are used to diagnose a patient with recent cardiac cath procedure
EKG case: Man with weakness, chest pain and hyperthermia–
What's your assessment and care of an elderly male who is weak, has chest pain and not a reliable historian?