Airway And Respiratory

When Patient Movement Causes False ECG Readings

The EMS Mythbusters determine whether the endotracheal tube is becoming obsolete with the proliferation of advanced airway alternatives.

Posted Thursday, April 29, 2010

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Suction Catheter Saves Fingers

A new suction catheter invented by a paramedic can keep your fingers from getting bitten when clearing a patient’s airway.

Posted Thursday, April 29, 2010

California Boy’s Death Linked to ‘Choking Game’

The goal of the "choking game" is to temporarily cut off blood supply and oxygen to the brain.

Posted Thursday, April 29, 2010

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How to Treat Shortness of Breath

Here we present the most common causes of shortness of breath, along with their symptoms and treatments.

Posted Wednesday, April 28, 2010

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Teaching Capnography

Paradigms can be helpful education tools, but don’t get so caught up in what you know that you resist new ideas.

Posted Wednesday, April 28, 2010

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Intubation Threatened by New Devices and Lack of Paramedic Practice

How much longer will endotracheal intubation be performed in the field? With paramedics not getting enough practice and new alternative airway devices being introduced, its future is questionable.

Posted Sunday, April 11, 2010

Paramedics Rescue Man from UK Apartment Fire

Martin said: "We could see the man inside the property but no actual flames, just thick smoke. "His only chance of survival was for us to go in and attempt to bring him out."

Posted Thursday, March 18, 2010

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Basics & Backups: Critical patient requires airway control & vascular access

Severe hyperthermia proves to be a life-threatening complication of excited delirium syndrome in 50-year-old male drug abuser.

Posted Monday, March 15, 2010

Police Begin EMS Transport Investigation

D.C. Police Chief Cathy Lanier says a criminal investigation is under way into a senior paramedic's decision not to transport a 2-year-old girl who later died.

Posted Monday, March 15, 2010


 

 

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