FULL LIST OF Medical Monitoring RESULTS
EMS use of CPAP for respiratory emergencies–
CPAP for emergency management of congestive heart failure and other respiratory emergencies has become the standard of care
Doctor at opioid ‘safe space:’ Narcan not always needed–
By monitoring vitals during drug use, nurses can administer oxygen and IV fluids to keep patients alive
EMS1 Poll Results: How do you use capnography?–
We asked EMS1 readers to share their knowledge and use of capnography during patient care
Capnography: A vital sign for every EMS patient–
Monitoring ETCO2 with waveform capnography gives EMS providers real-time feedback to make treatment decisions and improve care for a multitude of medical problems and traumatic injuries
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.
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
Clinical scenario: Office worker complaining of weakness–
You are dispatched to a bank for a woman who is weak and lethargic.
6 useful sepsis assessment and treatment tips–
Here's how EMS recognition and initiation of interventions can lower sepsis mortality
Prove it: Is it asthma or COPD?–
A single prehospital treatment protocol for respiratory distress from asthma or COPD is reasonable
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.
12-Lead ECG case: When is a heartbeat not a mechanical heartbeat?–
Learn to distinguish and verify electrical and mechanical capture when using a transcutaneous pacemaker on a patient with symptomatic bradycardia
6 success steps for diagnosing altered level of consciousness–
Focus on assessing and treating the patient's basic life threats before interrogating bystanders or investigating the scene
Reality Training: Assessment and management of pediatric asthma–
Learn the signs and symptoms for this significant pediatric airway and ventilation emergency
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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