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Remember 2 Things: Expanding your protocols–
Emergency medical services technology and knowledge changes at a rapid pace, and even departments that work to be ahead of the curve still find themselves struggling to keep up. If, as an EMS provider, you find yourself wanting to expand your agency's protocols to include updated technology or processes, there's a way you should approach the change. In this episode, Steve Whitehead discusses how to get those changes implemented.
Progressive Paramedicine: How to assess for a large vessel occlusion stroke–
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Review the assessment of stroke, especially the identification of a large vessel occlusion, as a prehospital provider. The three cortical signs to assess for an LVO are described in this episode of Progressive Paramedicine, an EMS1 original video series.
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Progressive Paramedicine: 3 reasons to never stop learning–
Total artificial heart bridges Mich. man 555 days to a heart transplant–
Stan Larkin lived 555 days with the SynCardia total artificial heart until a successful heart transplant at the University of Michigan Health system
Remember 2 Things: Improving stroke recognition and response by EMS providers–
Stroke recognition is one of the most important roles of paramedics and EMTs. This episode of Remember Two Things reviews the importance of using the Cincinnati Prehospital Stroke Scale to identify stroke. Show host Steve Whitehead also discusses early notification of the hospital of a suspected stroke. Alerting the hospital early makes a remarkable difference to the speed of patient care.
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How to read a medical research article–
An emergency medicine physician and educator shares his process for reading and analyzing a medical journal article
'Vomiting device' reveals new findings in spread of norovirus–
Researchers found the first direct evidence that vomit can facilitate the spread of norovirus
Brain researcher gives TED Talk about studying her own stroke–
Brain researcher Jill Bolte Taylor studied her own stroke as it happened — and has become a powerful voice for brain recovery.