We explore the need for COVID-19 testing among first responders and the different forms it takes, such as contact tracing.
An experienced EMS provider and educator discusses the use of CPR feedback devices, as well as the pros and cons of each type available on the market.
A discussion of the origins of the PPE shortage EMS personnel currently face and how EMS can work to prevent this type of shortage in the future.
In this installment of Minute reviews with Scott, we take a look at a handy little piece of EMS gear - the trach wedge. Watch the video to learn more!
EMS providers and other first responders face the unprecedented challenge of preparing for hurricanes during COVID-19, and how to respond to disaster calls.
Mobile apps designed for first responders promise to increase the quality of care patients receive. By making patient data more accessible, these apps can allow first responders to properly care for the patient, even if they have drug allergies or other extenuating conditions. Currently undergoing beta testing at King's Daughters Medical Center (KDMC) in Brookaven, Mississippi, these apps could save lives by saving time.
We review the three phases of shock: compensated shock, decompensated shock, and irreversible shock. Plus, learn more about shock treatment.
A clinician discusses the carfentanil vs fentanyl, other derivatives of fentanyl, the opioid crisis and where we go from here.
COVID-19 has altered our world. We explore how EMS frontline providers' daily activities have changed, from cleaning their rigs to cooking with their spouse.
A paramedic and Distance CME instructor discusses the coronavirus and EMS safety, including proper handwashing and the best ways to clean your ambulance.