FULL LIST OF Survivability Topics
Remember 2 Things: More tourniquet application tips for EMTs and paramedics–
Learn why and how to apply multiple tourniquets to control severe bleeding from Steve Whitehead, Remember 2 Things host. EMS providers should use these tips to troubleshoot problems with controlling bleeding.
Remember 2 Things: Tourniquet application tips for EMTs and paramedics–
Rapid application of a tourniquet can be life- and limb-saving. Remember 2 Things host Steve Whitehead reminds EMS providers to apply limb tourniquets as high (proximal) as possible and to document the time a tourniquet was placed on the patient's limb.
Texas medics cleared to transfuse blood products; make narrow save–
Cypress Creek medics believe the patient would not have made it to the hospital alive without the transfusion
EMT is a 'walking miracle' after being crushed by a piano–
In a time of absolute fear, excruciating pain and helplessness, an EMT with a spinal cord injury credits compassionate providers for making a world of difference
6 useful sepsis assessment and treatment tips–
Here's how EMS recognition and initiation of interventions can lower sepsis mortality
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.
6 GI emergencies you should know–
Identifying significant GI problems and providing initial care may help improve the chances of recovery for patients who experience true GI emergencies
Improve CPR success with systems thinking–
Progress on one link in the chain of survival doesn't guarantee success of the other links in the chain of survival
Bleeding control need not cost an arm and a leg: Part 3–
Current uses of tourniquets for prehospital bleeding control
Bleeding control need not cost an arm and a leg: Part 2–
Continued evidence for the expanded use of tourniquets
Bleeding control need not cost an arm and a leg: Part 1–
Tourniquets: History, myths and evidence for current use in 21st century emergency medicine
Sedate cardiac arrest patients who attain awareness from high-quality CPR–
Researchers find a growing number of patients without a spontaneous heartbeat who regain consciousness while receiving CPR
GoodSAM app live streams, alerts EMS providers–
The app allows health care providers to see a patient on scene and coordinate their response accordingly
Rescue task force: training and implementation steps from an urban fire department–
The rescue task force places paramedics in the warm zone during an active shooter under cover and escorted by police officers. Working in the warm zone allows paramedics to begin life-saving care sooner.
10 components of the life support chain for patient survival–
Effective prehospital care restores or maintains adequate oxygenation, perfusion and cellular environment which saves cells, organs and lives
EMS1 Top 5
- Why EMS personnel need an off-duty bailout bag
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