We explore the need for COVID-19 testing among first responders and the different forms it takes, such as contact tracing.
Did you know chest wall trauma is the third most common blunt injury in the “unintentional injury” category? Let's review the different types.
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.
When animal fluids enter the vehicle and the occupant becomes trapped, such as in deer accidents, paramedics must have adequate supply of PPE.
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.
When providing trauma treatment, stopping patients from bleeding and using wound packing are paramount. But first, let's dispel some long-standing myths.
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.