Full list of Patient Assessment results
Remember 2 Things: Improving Patient Hand-off Reports–
A recent study followed patients from the initial call through handoff at the hospital and beyond, looking for gaps in care. In this episode, Steve Whitehead discusses how EMS providers can provide a full picture to hospital staff of their actions in the field by not making assumptions and elaborating as much as necessary.
High-altitude illness assessment and treatment–
This video discusses how to assess high-altitude illness and treatment.
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.
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: Nausea relief without medications–
In this episode of Remember 2 Things Steve Whitehead discusses the relief of nausea without medications by applying a cold compress to the back of patient's neck and smelling an alcohol prep pad. Have you tried either of these techniques? Did they help your patient feel better?
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.
Sepsis: Special considerations for geriatric patients–
Review special considerations for assessing and treating geriatric patients with moderate or severe sepsis.
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.
What Would You Do? A co-worker despises, calls EMS patients derogatory names–
Dr. David Tan and paramedic Steve Whitehead discuss a complex scenario regarding paramedics who despise certain patients and use derogatory terms to refer to those patients. The discussion covers symptoms of burnout and recognizing that EMS serves and cares for others.
After watching the discussion, share your thoughts on this scenario in the comments and read this article about recognizing and treating your own burnout.
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.
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