Full list of IV results
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.
5 ways paramedics can use a 3-way stopcock–
Dr. Peter Antevy demonstrates five uses for a 3-way stop, a valuable device which has many uses for providing care to critical pediatric patients.
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.
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.
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.