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The Medical Monitoring topic contains news and information about medical monitoring, outlines the current trends and what the future may hold for EMS providers.

Gain confidence in the difference between normal and abnormal breath sounds by auscultating lung sounds on every patient
Both sinus arrests and sinus exit blocks are characterized by an irregular rhythm associated with pauses; which is it?
Our co-hosts discuss the importance of calculating Mean Arterial Pressure (MAP) and how to do it properly
Steve Whitehead shares the most important number on your cardiac monitor
Master seizure thresholds, classification and treatment approaches
You are on scene with a patient who is complaining of weakness. The vital signs your partner has given you are not very detailed. What are some ways to improve on those findings?
Blood pressure may be the vital sign we measure the most and understand the least
Eliminate EKG rhythms until there is only one probable interpretation
Monitoring AVPU and other vital signs will help determine if the patient is improving, worsening or responding to treatment
Unvalidated third-party lines may lead to inaccurate results and other problems
Focus on what you can identify within an ECG tracing, rather than the criteria
Chippewa Falls officials approved the purchase of IV pumps and a medication safe for its first responders
Paramedic Peter Cichuniec was convicted of criminally negligent homicide and second-degree assault for giving a drug without consent or a legitimate medical purpose
Critical insights into the implications of recent court rulings on EMS practice and patient care
Check your knowledge of carbon monoxide poisoning causes, symptoms and protective strategies on scene
The red flags and steps to take to make the scene safer for yourself, other responders and the patients
A jury found Aurora Fire Rescue paramedics Jeremy Cooper and Peter Cichuniec guilty of criminally negligent homicide for administering ketamine to McClain
When the conditions are ripe, the distinction between intoxication and a diabetic emergency can easily be blurred
Novel use of video laryngoscopy with recording capability to improve clinical oversight in EMS airway management
What the research says about calcium in out-of-hospital cardiac arrest
Wireless handheld ultrasound equipment brings diagnostic imaging to patients regardless of location
POCUS, ECG and assessment findings to look for to avoid the RV spiral of death
Put your rales, rhonchi and stridor expertise to the test
Montgomery County Hospital District shares their findings trialing carotid ultrasound during CPR to enhance cardiac arrest response
Waveform capnography provides a non-invasive, accurate assessment of a patient’s ventilatory status
Ventilators and monitors will be safely secured inside the 19 MEDIC EMS ambulances
Judges affirmed that in the case against the Southfield EMTs in the death of Timesha Beauchamp, the estate failed to prove a constitutional violation
Synchronized and unsynchronized electrical cardioversions are safe and effective in the prehospital environment
Studies show that mechanical ventilation is superior to bag-valve-mask ventilation, especially in terms of patient safety