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8 habits paramedics take home with them–
How many of these habits have you developed and carry with you off-duty?
Remember 2 Things: When to treat anaphylaxis–
Anaphylaxis is a challenging patient presentation. Learn two signs to identify a life-threatening allergic reaction that demands aggressive treatment. If a patient has airway compromise, upper or lower, or signs of shock immediately treat with epinephrine and other protocol-authorized interventions.
After watching read more about anaphylaxis assessment and treatment.
3 benefits of a community paramedicine program–
A treatment-based approach can help your agency provide more appropriate care, reduce costly transports and benefit your staff as well as the patients you serve
IV set-up is as easy as ABCDEFG–
Check out these intravenous access set-up tips from the Paramedic Project.
And if you are having trouble with starting IVs forget the Hail Mary tactic of 'poke and pray' by knowing and using these tips from EMS1 columnist Kevin Grange to ensure you obtain IV access each and every time.
10 intravenous access tips for medics and students–
Forget the Hail Mary tactic of 'poke and pray' by knowing and using these tips to ensure you obtain IV access each and every time
Medic at botched execution had trouble starting IV–
A report by state investigators concluded the “viability of the IV access point” led to difficulty in administering a new lethal drug combination; the inmate died from a heart attack
Former Pa. medic writes book on IV technique–
The retired nurse and former paramedic who earned a reputation for his IV skills hopes to pass his three decades of knowledge onto others with his new book, "The Art of the IV Start"
VeinViewer Flex projects HD image of vasculature–
Device uses near-infrared light to distinguish between tissue and blood vessels; showing the way for difficult IV access situations
When EMS should start an IV–
Intravenous therapy should be performed only when medically necessary, and under stringent guidelines
Former medic gives dog's drugs to sick girlfriend–
The Fla. veterinarian injected the left-over dog medication through an IV after the two had been drinking at a party
Remember 2 Things: Swab until clean–
Steve Whitehead gives out a couple of things to remember that many paramedics often overlook when preparing an IV site.
Veinity Fair: Evaluating jugular venous distension–
Ever ogle the veins of an attractive member of the opposite sex? You're not alone