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Clinicians should be aware of how ventricular-assist devices work and what distress signs to look for in patients
Waveform capnography provides a non-invasive, accurate assessment of a patient’s ventilatory status
Exploring the limitations of lung auscultation and pulse oximetry
Black patients experienced delays in COVID-19 treatment because of the problem, said Kristen Azar with Sutter Health’s Institute for Advancing Health Equity
The Bicycle Emergency Response Team is engaging the community, while providing quick response to difficult-to-access venues
The disparity caused patients of color to receive less supplemental oxygen compared with white patients
Hypothermic patients, multi-systems trauma and slippery scenes present difficult decision-making challenges for rescuers
Use high-fidelity patient simulation to teach ALS providers the danger and assessment of unplanned extubation
When EMS students experience anatomy with hands-on training, it helps them contextualize otherwise esoteric information
How familiar are you with the symptoms and concerns that accompany COPD exacerbations?
Augmented reality, with heads-up display devices and conductive swath devices, has the potential to improve patient assessment and care
Capnography is a tool to monitor ventilation and perfusion in ill and injured patients
You were asked to assess and treat a 44-year-old woman who has been feeling weak and lethargic; did you make the right call?
You are dispatched to a bank for a woman who is weak and lethargic.
Here’s how EMS recognition and initiation of interventions can lower sepsis mortality
A single prehospital treatment protocol for respiratory distress from asthma or COPD is reasonable
Focus on assessing and treating the patient’s basic life threats before interrogating bystanders or investigating the scene
Wheezes, retractions, tachypnea and altered mental status lead to a quick assessment of asthma
Learn the signs and symptoms for this significant pediatric airway and ventilation emergency
Overexertion is a major issue for EMTs – refer to this infographic to identify these serious warning signs.
In-depth insights into the expert recommendations for medications, airway insertion and confirmation, defibrillation and post-arrest care
In-depth insights into the expert recommendations for chest compressions, AED use and suspected opioid overdose
Understand the importance of monitoring end-tidal carbon dioxide and the valuable information it provides for patient assessment and treatment
Assess a patient’s pulse through the radial artery or the carotid artery based on their level of consciousness
Understand the shape and significance of a plethysmograph waveform to glean a lot of information about your patient’s cardiovascular status
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
CPAP for emergency management of congestive heart failure and other respiratory emergencies has become the standard of care