Identifying delirium in chronically altered patients requires deeper assessments, targeted treatments and vigilance.
It's important that each EMS agency have a set of preplans for natural disasters. To effectively preplan you must know your community and work with other agencies to plan for—and fund for—the moment a disaster occurs.
A recent peer-reviewed research article studying the role of EMS-administered epinephrine in out-of-hospital cardiac arrest and published in the New England Journal of Medicine found statistically significant difference in favorable neurologic outcome of survivors when using epinephrine compared to placebo.
Doing these things on every shift will help you feel better and have more energy so you're ready to go for every call.
Doc Wesley and Medic Wesley unpack a study conducted by surveying EMS providers on their experience caring for patients in hospice.
Take Heart America, a sudden cardiac arrest initiative program, works to implement, reinforce and sustain key advances in resuscitation science through the implementation of their bundles of care.
Providing prehospital patient care can be dangerous. EMS providers face several health and safety risks during each and every shift. EMTs and paramedics suffer work-related fatalities more than two times more frequently than the national average, and transportation-related injury is five times greater.
Even when the calls are grim, an agency with good morale has a way of somehow making us feel ok. Some managers may shrug it off, but morale is an undeniably important element of organizational success.
There are important considerations to consider when EMS providers are called upon to treat law enforcement officers who are shot or otherwise assaulted.
Why lay rescuers must be trained differently in order to encourage them to act, including nine tips for more effective lay rescuer CPR training.