The Pulse Oximetry topic contains news and information about pulse oximetry, outlines the current trends and what the future may hold for EMS providers.
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5 things to know about capnography–
Understand the importance of monitoring end-tidal carbon dioxide and the valuable information it provides for patient assessment and treatment
Quiz: COPD exacerbations: 5 things EMS providers need to know–
How familiar are you with the symptoms and concerns that accompany COPD exacerbations?
Interested in community paramedicine programs? Here are 3 things to consider–
Whether you’re looking to start or maintain a community paramedicine program, don’t overlook these areas that can help make a difference
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
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
Paramedic virtual reality check: Don’t expect rapid prehospital adoption of VR technology–
Augmented reality, with heads-up display devices and conductive swath devices, has the potential to improve patient assessment and care
EMS1 Poll Call: How do you use capnography?–
Capnography is a tool to monitor ventilation and perfusion in ill and injured patients
Tips for assessing and managing a patient with "general illness"–
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?
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
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
EMS Artwork: Is there wheezing?–
Wheezes, retractions, tachypnea and altered mental status lead to a quick assessment of asthma
Reality Training: Assessment and management of pediatric asthma–
Learn the signs and symptoms for this significant pediatric airway and ventilation emergency
Infographic: 9 symptoms and solutions for overexertion in EMTs–
Overexertion is a major issue for EMTs – refer to this infographic to identify these serious warning signs.
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