EMS Patient Assessment | Pulses and…

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This episode focuses on a common element in EMS patient assessment. Giving a patients heart rate is great but do we consistently describe a patients pulse quality so that every healthcare professional understands what we mean?

This video will give you an easy and accepted method in pulse quality description.


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Myocardial Infarction | EMS Assessment Tips

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Patients with chest pain are common call types in EMS. While we may treat them as common that can lend itself to missing key points when assessing these patients. This weeks Monday Minutes focuses on the key points you should be thinking about when presented with the chest pain patient and potential myocardial infarction.



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ECG Tunnel Vision | Looking Beyond Just One Lead

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As paramedics and EMS professionals we often get stuck in one lane. Many have been taught or have the habit of using Lead II as their “go to” lead when determining a patients rhythm. But this is not always the best choice.

Check out this video for why and leave your ECG reading tips below.

 

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Asthma | EMS Patient Assessment

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This episode focuses on some key points when assessing your asthma patient. Part of a larger download over at Turbo Medic it gives some important elements when doing your EMS patient assessment on the asthmatic patient. It even talks how you can begin your assessment before you even get to the patients side.

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The Trachea | EMS Study Help

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Breaking down some anatomy and focusing on the trachea. A simple yet key structure. Take a look and be sure to “Like” , “Share” and “Tweet” to spread the social media lovin’

 

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EMS Patient Assessment | Checking The Neck

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This week I wanted to focus on the neck. When we do EMS patient assessment scenarios we often just look and verbalize things like tracheal deviation, midline blah blah blah. So here I just point out some key elements when assessing a patients neck for both medical and trauma. Yeah, it’s not rocket science but it’s not just looking for tracheal deviation either… what exactly is that anyway?

 


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EMS Airway Assessment | Hours Of Training, Seconds To Act

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EMS airway assessment is drilled in to us from EMT school to recert classes like ACLS. But we know it all already so why keep harping on it? While it may take hours of classroom training and skills practice to learn airway assessment. You only have seconds in the field to decide how to manage a patients airway.

Deciding on using a BVM, KING airway or ETI depends on many things. You should be thinking about them as you approach your patients and during your
initial and on going EMS patient assessments.

This video drills home some more key points to think about during your airway assessment. Take a few minutes now to watch the video so you can
act in seconds later when your patient needs it.


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EMS Patient Assessment | Getting Useful Responses

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Asking questions during our EMS patient assessment helps us decide and treat patients properly. But how do we get the best response from the patient with the limited time we have with them? This week I focus on a few strategies that may help you when you just aren’t getting the answers you need.

 

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EMS History Taking | Chest Pain

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Depending on a patients chief complaint you may need to change up your history taking format in order to determine the best course of action in a timely manner. This weeks Monday Minutes is a little longer at about 17 minutes but I hope will help you formulate a mental flow chart when gathering history with your patient complaining of chest pain.



 

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SHRIMPCAN | Not So New Shock Tool

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This weeks Monday Minutes I show a tool that a co-worker told me about that I have never heard of. Thanks Stephen for the idea. Take a look and let me know if you have ever heard of this memory tool or share one of your own.

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