Medical / Clinical
The medical/clinical topic contains the latest medical and clinical news, information, education and training tips for EMS providers.
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Timeless pain management tips–
All EMS providers can still learn something about patient care and pain management from their mothers Margaret, 15 months old, stood up underneath the kitchen table. After smashing her head against...
Minn. EMS agency launches national transgender care confidence survey– 1
HealthEast Medical Transportation aims to gauge the confidence level of EMS providers around the country in the care of transgender patients
3 reasons to use automated EMS billing software–
Zoll Data Management
Operate more efficiently, collect more revenue and gain insight into your agency’s outstanding finances with an automated system
Hocus POCUS: the magic and progress of prehospital ultrasound use by EMS– 1
A portable ultrasound machine enabled eFAST exam can identify free fluid, a pneumothorax or signs of dissection from the back of an ambulance
Anti-interrogation patient assessment–
Train EMS providers in patient assessment skills that rely on clear, effective communication
How marijuana legalization impacts trauma–
Types and frequency of traumatic injury secondary to marijuana intoxication described at EMS World Expo World Trauma Symposium
Receptors and the autonomic nervous system– 1
The balance between the sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous system keeps our automated body functions working properly
Use AVPU scale to determine a patient's level of consciousness–
Have you heard, "The patient is unconscious, breathing, and talking" and thought, "Huh?" AVPU (pronounced as ave poo) or the AVPU scale — a tool used to assess the patient's brain perfusion and fun...
5 errors that are giving you incorrect blood pressure readings– 5
Blood pressure may be the vital sign we measure the most and understand the least
How the autonomic nervous system works–
Understanding what the ANS does will help you understand the body's normal response to stress or lack of stress
Q&A: Thom Dick on what it takes to be a caregiver and lifesaver–
Thom Dick, a paramedic, caregiver and advocate for patients and providers, discusses his more than 40 years in EMS
Warm EMS equipment for a warm patient–
Being cold is a common patient complaint. When assessing and treating patients in a cold environment, do these simple things to help prevent heat loss and improve heat retention. 1. Prevent heat lo...
Why a personal connection opens your mind to the patient as a person–
EMS providers are more than personal space invaders. The connections we form with the patient can be the key to creating an environment of healing
What football can teach us about patient assessment–
This article, originally published October 5, 2010, has been updated Patient assessment is a team effort that requires a plan, roles, and follow through Football offers plenty of metaphors for just...
Medic Mindset Podcast: Thinking about the agitated patient–
Emergency medicine physician Dr. Cynthia Griffin confronts bias when it comes to agitated patients
How to build the perfect clinical department– 1
Our co-hosts discuss what details make for a flawless, smoothly-run clinical department, and how you can achieve it at your agency
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