With the long-awaited COVID-19 vaccine finally being administered, there has been a lot of public confusion about its efficacy, safety, and development.
When providing trauma treatment, stopping patients from bleeding and using wound packing are paramount. But first, let's dispel some long-standing myths.
When patients go into respiratory distress they might require advanced airway procedures. But what happens if you don't know how to intubate patients?
The most valuable assessment tool for determining a patient’s level of awareness is the Glasgow Coma Scale, which determines a patient’s mentation state.
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.”
A body of research suggests a link between Alzheimer’s disease and type 3 diabetes based on many factors, including insulin resistance and brain cognition. Learn more about this new diabetes development from the experts.
Autonomic dysreflexia is a medical emergency. Hypertension in a patient with a spinal injury is autonomic dysreflexia until proven otherwise. If you can treat the cause quickly, you can prevent some diseases that have high associated morbidity and mortality rates.
There’s never been a paramedic degree requirement and there’s never been any research to suggest whether a paramedic with a degree has better patient outcomes compared to a paramedic without a degree. So there’s no proof that what we’ve been doing with education programs for paramedics is broken.
If you're interested in brushing up on atrial fibrillation treatment protocols check out a few highlights from the American Heart Association’s new protocols. And if a cardiology specialty is a career interest down the road for you, this is a must read.