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Post-Intubation Sedation and Pain Control Management

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A review of our 2018 article discussing post-intubation management of sedation and pain control to improve patient outcomes.

How CPAP Is Making a Massive Difference

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Continuous positive pressure ventilation (CPAP) is making big waves in EMS right now. How exactly does it work?

The Need for Positive-End Expiratory Pressure

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We all try to maintain an physiological PEEP of 3-5 cmH2O. If that is the case, why don't we try to maintain that same PEEP in our mechanically ventilated patients?

Medical Experts: Floyd’s Speech Didn’t Mean He Could Breathe

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While it would be right to believe a person who can't talk also cannot breathe, the reverse is not true — speaking does not imply that someone is getting enough air to survive.

PEEP: A Tool for Any EMS Provider

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Use of Positive End Expiratory Pressure should be considered for any patient who requires mechanical ventilation, including those in cardiac arrest.

Cuyahoga Falls (OH) Gets Creative during Pandemic

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New product and procedure safely exhausts all patient-exhaled air from the back of an ambulance.

The EMS Today Show: The Need for Advanced Patient Ventilation

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The need for advanced patient ventilation has been at the forefront of patient care during the coronavirus pandemic. The shortage of mechanical ventilators has also surfaced as an overall shortfall in many systems.

Report: 11 Rhode Island Deaths Attributed to Faulty EMT Intubation Methods

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A new report is shining a spotlight on a deadly problem in Rhode Island: Intubated patients are arriving to hospitals in ambulances with breathing tubes that lead to the patient's stomach — not the lungs.

Number of Vaping Illnesses on the Rise

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The number of vaping illnesses in the U.S. is still rising, but at a slower pace.

Possible Chemical Culprit Found in Vaping Illness Outbreak

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U.S. health officials are reporting a breakthrough in their investigation into the cause of an outbreak of vaping illnesses.