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Attacks on EMS and fire - a compilation–
EMTs, paramedics and firefighters are assaulted at an epidemic rate. No matter how many studies, statistics, or stories you can share, some still refuse to acknowledge the truth.
Prehospital use of ketamine–
Watch this video about the mechanism of action, indications and administration routes for prehospital use of ketamine. After watching read the Ketamine Drug Whyarticle and threereasons to use ketamine for prehospital analgesia.
Remember 2 Things: Sedation for violent, restrained patients–
In this episode on patient restraint Steve Whitehead discusses the need for and importance of sedation for restrained, violent patients. Follow your local protocols to select and administer a sedative. Whitehead also describes the importance of continuing restraints after administering a sedative.
Remember 2 Things: How to monitor violent, restrained patients–
In this episode on patient restraint Steve Whitehead describes the importance of capnography to monitor violent patients who have been restrained. Whitehead also discusses the importance of temperature assessment and monitoring.
Remember 2 Things: Supplemental oxygen and fluids for violent, restrained patients–
After successfully applying restraints to a violent patient remember two important things for continuing to assess and care for the patient. In this episode on patient restraint Steve Whitehead discusses the importance of supplemental oxygen and fluid resuscitation.
Escaping Violent Encounters: Look for cover and concealment on every call–
Watch these potentially life-saving tips on cover (protection) and concealment (hiding) from Kip Teitsort, founder of DT4EMS. After watching practice identifying cover and concealment opportunities on your next and every EMS call. Learn more about Blauer apparel featured in this video.
Escaping Violent Encounters: Defend yourself if knocked to the ground–
EMS1 Columnist Kip Tietsort demonstrates a basic defensive position from the floor, and how to protect yourself if your attacker moves toward you. Learn more about Blauer apparel featured in this video.
Escaping Violent Encounters: Buy time by controlling an attacker's elbow–
The martial arts concept of "he who controls the elbow, controls the warrior," holds true when it comes to a managing a violent patient. Use these techniques to gain a moment during an attack to better assess the situation. Learn more about Blauer apparel featured in this video.
Escaping Violent Encounters: How to stand on a scene–
EMS1 columnist Kip Tietsort explains the proper stance for surveying a scene, and taking a defensive approach in case you're attacked by surprise.
What to look for during a weapon search–
How to position your hands during a search, maintain a verbal clinical assessment, and maintain a poker face if you do find a weapon
EMS1 camera crew captures barrage of gunfire during Ferguson riots–
With buildings burning in the background, video captures intense gunfire that opened up at the Ferguson riots last night. EMS1 video producer, Ray Kemp, and his second camera operator, Matt Markivee, were filming behind the St. Louis County Police line during the rioting when a barrage of gunfire forced them to take cover.
Fergson responders prepare for grand jury annoucement–
EMS leaders are using their experience from the previous unrest to better plan and keep crews safe
Escaping Violent Encounters: Calculating the best defense–
From a verbally aggressive patient to a life-threatening attack, Kip Tietsort goes over assault response guidelines to determine the most appropriate action
Beaten medic Bryan Stow 'happy to be alive'–
The paramedic who suffered a brain injury in a 2011 beating at a San Francisco Giants game has shown significant progress and was first pumping during an ESPN interview at his home
Tips for predicting scene safety–
This video contains graphic content that may be disturbing to some viewersFrom how to positon yourself when taking a pulse, to searching patients before handing them over to police, here are ways to increase safety for everyone on the scene.
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