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Progressive Paramedicine: How to assess for a large vessel occlusion stroke–
Review the assessment of stroke, especially the identification of a large vessel occlusion, as a prehospital provider. The three cortical signs to assess for an LVO are described in this episode of Progressive Paramedicine, an EMS1 original video series.
Progressive Paramedicine: 3 most important parts of the patient care report–
Brought to you by Pulsara An effective radio report from EMS to the hospital is critical for patient safety and continuing care. Learn the three most important pieces of the patient radio report in this episode of Progressive Paramedicine, an EMS1 original video series. Learn more about Pulsara here.
How to effectively use naloxone in an EMS system–
Dr. Jeffrey Goodlowe discusses how EMS systems can effectively use naloxone to combat the serious opioid overdose epidemic. Goodlowe emphasizes the importance of knowing when to give naloxone for an opioid overdose based on caller information, dispatch details and deliberate patient assessment. Give naloxoneto the right patient, at the right time and for the right reason.
Remember 2 Things: Powerful tips for moving EMS patients–
Patient handling is a skill EMTs and paramedics use on nearly every patient contact. In this episode of Remember 2 Things host Steve Whitehead shares two tips for lifting and moving patients - the crossed arm carry and creating trust with.
Identifying and busting the top EMS myths–
EMS has its own set of myths that don't hold up under scrutiny. In this video two physicians discuss a lecture they gave at the National Association of EMS Physicians meeting on top EMS myths. Read about the topics they presented in their EMS mythbusters presentation.
Why telephone CPR improves cardiac arrest survival–
Dr. Ben Bobrow discusses telephone CPR, also known as dispatcher assisted CPR, by bystanders or laypeople to improve survival from sudden cardiac arrest. Telephone CPR using specific protocols is an incredible opportunity to engage bystanders in giving care. Learn more about this important step for improving sudden cardiac arrest survival in your community.
Prehospital use of ketamine–
Watch this video about the mechanism of action, indications and administration routes for prehospital use of ketamine. After watching read the Ketamine Drug Whyarticle and threereasons to use ketamine for prehospital analgesia.
Animation: Conduction of electrical impulses through the heart–
Watch this video to better understand or teach EMT and paramedic students how electrical impulses are conducted through cardiac tissue.
How to perform the Glasgow Coma Scale assessment–
Watch this in-depth instructional video on using the Glasgow Coma Scale for assessment of impairment of conscious level in response to defined stimuli. After watching download an instructional aid.
Remember 2 Things: How to auscultate an accurate blood pressure–
In this episode of Remember 2 Things learn how to auscultate an accurate blood pressure during a patient assessment. Whitehead discusses the importance of having the patient uncross their legs and why the patient's arm should be at the same level as their heart. After watching Remember 2 Things, read these top EMS1 articles on blood pressure assessment. Blood pressure reading tips and tricks for EMS 5 errors that are giving you incorrect blood pressure readings How to auscultate a patient's blood pressure
Remember 2 Things: How to splint a knee injury–
In this episode of Remember 2 Things Steve Whitehead describes how to splint a knee injury, one of the more complicated splints EMS personnel might need to apply. Listen to Whitehead's description of the importance of splinting the knee with a slight bend and immobilizing the knee joint with additional bracing.
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 readabout the implications of the Sepsis 3.0 definitionfor paramedics and prehospital care.
How to make a differential diagnosis–
Watch this explanation of how to make and organize a differential diagnosis for an ill or injured patient. And yes, EMTs and paramedics diagnose patients.
Remember 2 Things: Supplemental oxygen and fluids for violent, restrained patients–
After successfully applying restraints to a violent patient remember two important things for continuing to assess and care for the patient. In this episode on patient restraint Steve Whitehead discusses the importance of supplemental oxygen and fluid resuscitation.
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.
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