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Ventilation

The bag-valve-mask can save your patient’s life; ensure you’re using it properly with these tools
How do you know you’re getting just the right amount of air into just the right place?
The red flags and steps to take to make the scene safer for yourself, other responders and the patients
Understand how respiratory monitoring devices can be used to guide treatment during and after seizures
The VenTrainer app enables new training opportunities in the world of mechanical ventilation
“I guarantee that you can improve your BVM technique by following these four essential guidelines”
Fluid, dosing and airway considerations to prevent RV ischemia
The VT Select helps providers control both rate and volume
Put your rales, rhonchi and stridor expertise to the test
“GCS <8; intubate” may be endangered, but not totally deserving of extinction
Montgomery County Hospital District shares their findings trialing carotid ultrasound during CPR to enhance cardiac arrest response
Flight 60 is a turbine-driven ventilator developed by Israeli manufacturer Flight Medical
Waveform capnography provides a non-invasive, accurate assessment of a patient’s ventilatory status
The investigative report finds Topsfield EMTs “grossly failed to take care of this patient appropriately”
A Pinnacle exhibitor demonstrates how to capture and maintain an adequate seal and how to switch to manual when ventilating a patient
30 backup batteries for MRI machines had begun “off-gassing,” creating a hazmat incident in the Tampa facility
Divers performed a grid search to locate the man on the floor of the bay
Studies show that mechanical ventilation is superior to bag-valve-mask ventilation, especially in terms of patient safety
Video evidence from the 2021 scene reportedly captured a provider saying, “She gave her the whole d*** thing . . . She wasn’t supposed to give her that much.”
The GO2VENT by Vortran is a gas-powered device worth considering for disaster plans
Dr. Al Lulla breaks down an area where we can improve outcomes
If you don’t know that prone positioning can cause great bodily harm or death in some patients, you don’t belong in EMS
Greene County-Greeneville EMS is short-staffed by more than 20%
The Sotair was designed to protect the airway and minimize gastric insufflation
Exploring the limitations of lung auscultation and pulse oximetry
Protect patients from over-ventilation and pulmonary injury with a bag-valve-mask that helps regulate rate and volume
How to best manage our high-stress, time-compressed working conditions to control fight-or-flight response
The true value of tools like mechanical CPR devices and transport ventilators
Follow these steps to define roles, identify and mitigate hazards, and work toward the best possible patient outcome