Use an aneroid sphygmomanometer for optimal measurement and diagnostic accuracy.
Crush syndrome is a medical condition characterized by significant systemic symptoms resulting from toxins released by crushed muscle tissue.
Start thinking creatively about the work your crews are already doing and the data that's being collected. Learn to use data as a canvas on which to paint a picture of diligent care delivered.
Jon Krohmer, MD, the director of NHTSA’s Office on EMS, reflects on the development of EMS Agenda 2050 and on the industry-wide challenges that lie ahead in implementing a shared vision for our future.
Results of a survey of EMS medical directors (“the Eagles Coalition”) to ascertain their epinephrine dosing protocols in out-of-hospital cardiac arrest addressing dosing, method of administration and distinction of heart rhythms.
The Incident Command System is one of the better inventions in modern emergency care, and its beauty is its ability to expand according to the situation's speed, size and severity. But you have to practice it to be able to embrace it when the moment that never is supposed to happen...happens.
Highlighting what went well and the lessons learned from a call during Hurricane Florence, after a tree fell on a house, trapping the family inside the rubble.
Understanding ideal crew configuration is vital to maintain EMS systems from a financial, legal and patient care perspective. This article gives an overview of the evidence as well as the cost implications for different combinations of providers.
Given the current cultural, economic and politcal climate, healthcare and EMS is ripe for significant transformation.
In part two of a two-part article on the importance of using and trusting your tools for ET tube confirmation, the authors discuss the unfortunate legal consequences patient care providers can face should they fail to confirm tube placement.