On the evening of Sept. 24, 2008, a 9-1-1 call was received reporting " man trapped in a tank" at the Brooklyn (N.Y.) Greenpoint Wastewater Treatment Plant. Dispatch immediately sent a patrol officer, as well as BLS and ALS units, to the site.
The objectives of this article are to recognize the importance of classifying the limited-access patient as a difficult airway; to identify the steps that need to be taken when assessing a patient's airway for difficulty; and to review the process for rapid sequence intubation.
Proper financial planning can provide an opportunity to invest in a better value for the same budget allocation, creating a vehicle that your staff will be proud to use.
There's a new standard that you need to become familiar with. It's National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Standard 1584, the Standard on the Rehabilitation Process for Members During Emergency Operations and Training Exercises.
Getting Ready to Get Out: How EMS providers & hospital staff can work together to successfully relocate patients
This article discusses the evacuation of health-care facilities during a time of disaster.
Off the Paper Trail: Automated management of training records helps keep certifications organzied & current
Staying current with mandated training and certifications isn_t easy to accomplish because so much training is tracked manually. The good news is that software is now available to automate training records.
This article describes EMS patient assessment errors and the common cognitive dispositions to respond that contribute to them and identifies cognitive strategies to reduce errors in EMS patient assessment.
What is it that we need to know about ambulance safety? What's safe and what isn't? What works and what doesn't? And where do we go to find out?
Although most EMS agencies have written protocols for medication administration and/or online medical communication, EMS providers must also have autonomy to make medical decisions in emergency situations.
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