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.
The opioid crisis is a population health issue impacting lives in nearly every community across the country. Emergency Medical Services (EMS) and public safety first responders are on the front line of treating these overdose patients.
The tools and technologies available to help EMS ensure successful airway management to avoid the unfortunate legal consequences patient care providers can face when they fail to use the tools and technologies available to confirm tube placement.
An exclusive EMScapades comic published by JEMS, October 2018.
Firefighter/paramedic Andrew Needum writes about Southwest Airlines Flight 1380 on April 17, 2018, when Jennifer Riordan was pulled halfway outside of an airplane window just 20 minutes into the flight.
The level of standardization must be specifically chosen and incorporated into the design to ensure that each simulation is appropriate and useful.
EMS Agenda 2050 will help to pave a clearly proposed vision and template for the next era of truly modern EMS across the U.S. Your review of the draft document and related suggestions are encouraged.
When first responders arrive on the scene of an incident, their first job is to remain calm and in control of the situation, putting their emotions aside to focus on saving lives. But what happens afterwards? This stress of handling critical incidents – sometimes more than one in a single day – and the cumulative effect of working in emergency services can have a profound effect on one’s mental health
Austin-Travis County EMS Medical Director Mark Escott provides his perspective and rationale for providing the proper equipment (e.g., IFAKs) and training (e.g., self-aid/buddy aid, TECC) to EMS and fire department first responders.
Bryon Moore, vice president for an industry leading medical device manufacturer and a heart transplant recipient, shares his perspectives on the past, present and future of EMS.