Bleeding control and proper patient management are essential to increasing the likelihood of positive patient outcomes. Are you ready to stop the bleed?
Did you know chest wall trauma is the third most common blunt injury in the “unintentional injury” category? Let's review the different types.
When providing trauma treatment, stopping patients from bleeding and using wound packing are paramount. But first, let's dispel some long-standing myths.
I read it all the time: “They need to pay us better.” But do they need to increase EMS pay? Across the board, there is a lack of professionalism in our industry. I spent several years working in the field before moving to the administrative side of the house. It was an eye-opening experience to say the least.
In a video of a father and son arguing many people left comments placing blame on the parents. But when I watch the video, I do not see a parenting failure. I see a kid suffering from disruptive behavior disorders.
Crew resource management includes everyone from dispatch to the emergency room staff. If we use it appropriately, we can improve teamwork, communication and problem solving; promote input from all team members regardless of level of certification or experience; and decrease the likelihood of a sentinel event.
An EMT shares his personal experience with suicide and the signs he and his family missed before his son made an attempt. Learn how teen depression differs from adult depression and which clues can alert you to an impending problem.
As an EMT, have you been asked to prepare medications for administration that were outside of your scope of practice? Let's explore why this happens and the different research and medication safety methods you can reference in this situation.
Many professionals who have been involved in emergency medical services for a long time now were not provided the correct information at the beginning. Let's go through the correct seizure terminology we should all be using when referencing seizures.
During our patient assessment scenarios during lab training, every one of us learned to regurgitate scene safety and body substance isolation protocols. But did we really look over the scene? Did we really take the time to determine if we needed to wear more than gloves? The answer to both questions is “unlikely.”