The Medical Monitoring topic contains news and information about medical monitoring, outlines the current trends and what the future may hold for EMS providers.
Full list of Medical Monitoring results
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.
- Remember 2 Things: Calculating the Glasgow Coma Score
- Remember 2 Things: Fine tune use of the Glasgow Coma Score
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.
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 read about the implications of the Sepsis 3.0 definition for paramedics and prehospital care.
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.
Remember 2 Things: Stroke mimics–
Several conditions mimic or look like stroke. Remember the two things — hypoglycemia and seizures — that can often look like stroke in this EMS1 training video from Steve Whitehead.
After watching, share your experience with stroke scales in the comments, watch another episode of Remember 2 Things on improving stroke recognition and response, and read more about stroke assessment scales.