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Five Chest Pain Emergencies: Part 2

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Part 2 of 2: Here’s a refresher on how we as EMS providers can play a role in saving lives.
Justin Porter, RN/EMT-P

Use Difficult Conversations to Provide Better Healthcare

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You are a dust bunny and EMS agencies are like a broom. It does not have to be that way, writes Justin Porter.

Too Hot to Handle: Prehospital Stabilization of the Burn Patient

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January 25, 2021 - 1 PM EST / 12 PM CST / 10 AM PST / 6 PM GMT

Delivered in a logical and pragmatic format, this presentation delivers case studies to highlight the role of EMS in the stabilization of the burn patient including discussion of initial triage, fluid resuscitation, intubation decisions, inhalation injuries and treatment interventions. Emergent care and stabilization of the patient with a thermal injury can determine both short-term and long-term outcomes, including survivability. Vivid photographs and interactive slides complement this session.

Please join us for this event sponsored by Columbia Southern University.

American College of Surgeons Seeks Feedback As It Revises Field Triage Guidelines

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The National Registry is encouraging EMS practitioners, including all its stakeholders, to provide feedback to the ACS that can be considered as it embarks on a revision of current Field Triage Guidelines.

Adenosine Is a Treatment, Not a Diagnostic

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Identify the ECG rhythm before you use adenosine, not the other way around. Review the procedure here.
Cooper Wuthrich

A Child So Sick They Feared the Worst, Now They Urge Change

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Cooper Wuthrich was diagnosed with a rare, extreme immune response to COVID-19 called multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children.

International Prehospital Medicine Institute Literature Review, December 2020

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The mission of the International Prehospital Medicine Institute is to provide the most up-to-date education at an affordable cost to those who provide medical care in the prehospital setting.
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Height Measurement in the Prehospital Setting

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Starting to measure height and routinely gathering this data may make a material impact on the quality of care delivered in the prehospital setting.

Using ETCO2 to Detect Sepsis

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JEMS released an article in 2016 about the use of ETCO2 to quickly identify sepsis. Let's see how that tool works and may help improve early recognition and treatment.
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Will Social Distancing Weaken the Immune System?

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Our bodies are continuously responding to plenty of bacteria and other germs that inhabit indoor and outdoor environments.