Medical / Clinical
FULL LIST OF Medical / Clinical Tips
Cool burns immediately–
The first rule for managing burn patients is to stop the burning process.
6 pharmacology study tips for paramedic students–
How do you learn the names and effects of drugs? Follow these tips and over time you'll be able to build an enviable database of knowledge.
How to find and assess a pedal pulse–
Locating a pedal pulse can be one of the more challenging tasks for any EMT, paramedic, or medical first responder. Follow these helpful hints and you'll be able to find it in no time.
Warm EMS equipment for a warm patient–
Excessively cold temperatures add to a patient's physical discomfort. Learn how to keep patients warm during assessment.
How to program EMS students waiting time–
Students often receive vague directions to "do some studying" while waiting for their simulation drill.
Determining a patient's level of consciousness–
The AVPU scale is an important tool used to assess a patient's level of consciousness. However, sometimes the distinction between 'A' and 'V' frequently can cause confusion.
How to auscultate a patient's blood pressure–
Blood pressure is an important vital sign that EMTs and paramedics need to perform quickly and competently on every patient contact.
Respiratory rate assessment is best done from a distance–
Assess the patient's breathing with a look and listen approach from the doorway
Nosebleed control and treatment tips–
Use this tips to control nearly any nosebleed
Tips for CPR and AED Awareness Week–
CPR and AED Awareness Week is the 1st week of June each year. According to the American Heart Association, the goal of CPR and AED Awareness Week is to train one million people in CPR.
Remove patient clothing in the field–
If the patient is critical, use your trauma shears to remove the patient’s clothing. A hospital gown might come in handy.
Emergency Response Guidebook training for EMS and fire–
Before you do anything, make sure you have the most current copy of the ERG.
Program poison control phone number into your phone now–
Have a patient who ingested a poison? You don't have to weigh treatment options alone. Your local poison control center can assist you with accurate poison information.
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