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Sepsis: Special considerations for geriatric patients–
Review special considerations for assessing and treating geriatric patients with moderate or severe sepsis.
Remember 2 Things: Aggressive EMS treatment of sepsis–
Remember 2 Things host Steve Whitehead discusses two EMS interventions for patients with moderate or severe sepsis. Whitehead shares the importance of aggressive fluid administration and early hospital notification to improve a patient's outcome. After watching read about the implications of the Sepsis 3.0 definition for paramedics and prehospital care.
Remember 2 Things: Altered mental status in geriatric patients–
EMS providers frequently assess geriatric patients with altered mental status. This EMS1 training video reviews two common conditions — hypoglycemia and sepsis — that can cause changes in a patient's mental status.
After watching Steve Whitehead discuss these conditions, learn more about sepsis assessment and treatment in articles from Kelly Grayson and Rom Duckworth. Then share your geriatric assessment tips in the comments.
'Viral' Zika parody video educates on signs and symptoms–
Video entertains and educates on symptoms, signs, risk factors, vectors of viral illness.
Animated infographic: What you need to know about Zika virus–
This World Health Organization animated infographic presents essential facts about the virus that is rapidly spreading through Latin America.
Why to call a sepsis alert to the hospital–
Sepsis is the number one cause of death for hospitalized patients. Timely treatment in sepsis care can improve the mortality rate.
Ultraviolet systems for ambulance disinfection–
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Researcher CAPT Steve Martin discusses the ongoing research effort to develop practical systems that use ultraviolet energy to help meet critical needs during a disease pandemic. The project aims to develop ultraviolet systems for the disinfection of surfaces inside ambulance patient modules.
Bringing Sepsy back: signs and symptoms of sepsis–
Watch this music video parody to review signs and symptoms of sepsis.
'Vomiting device' reveals new findings in spread of norovirus–
Researchers found the first direct evidence that vomit can facilitate the spread of norovirus
What you need to know about MERS–
Middle East Respiratory Syndrome is a potentially fatal virus and is similar to Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome, or SARS, which broke out in China in 2002.
Ebola video game trains providers to avoid health hazards–
This video game prototype is designed to help train West Africa health workers to avoid hazards that can lead contacting Ebola
Ebola virus: Shielding emergency responders–
Dr. Allan Morrison discusses the myths and facts of the Ebola virus, and pertinent information for first responders.
N.C. EMS don, doff personal protective equipment–
EMS providers demonstrate equipment procedures for infectious disease protection
Nurse Nina Pham speaks from hospital bed before Ebola transport to Md.–
She spoke into a camera from her hospital bed in Dallas before being transported to Md. where she's being treated at one of the four isolation units in the country
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