How many mgs are in those mls?

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Don’t let the milliliters get the best of you. Not every drug we give is one mg for one ml. This weeks videos gives a quick and easy way to make sure you are drawing up the right dosage.



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EMS IV Access Tips

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We all have our own tips and techniques as paramedics for starting IV’s. This short video gives a few tips I hope you can use. Be sure to add your own IV start tips below in the comments or even ask an IV access question to be answered on the show or in a future Monday Minutes.


Click here to get the IV tips resource download.

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Your EMS Task At Hand

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The last Monday Minutes for 2013. I end the year with tips on staying focused, how it can help you and your patient. I also talk about how when you know “You have a job” staying on task is vital. Take a listen and let me know if you or your partners have been guilty of these distractions.




 

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EMS Career Development | Having A Winning Attitude

Looking beyond the EMS job description can help you succeed in your EMS career. Having a positive attitude is one part of the puzzle. This short video talks about how to maintain and promote that winning attitude.



 

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EMS Patient Assessment | Syncope

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The syncope call is pretty common in EMS. All too often we tend to RMA these patients. But there are some key assessment flags you should be thinking about when evaluating these patients. Check out the short video below for a few EMS assessment tips to look out for during your next syncope encounter.




 

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EMS Patient Assessment | Population Awareness

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EMS patient assessments should be done on all patient contacts. This weeks video talks about some things to keep an eye out for with specific patient populations.


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EMS Patient Assessment | Pediatric Bradycardia

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Assessing pediatric patients is stressful and as EMS professionals we need to rely on our training to treat and transport these patients appropriately. Beyond the actual ECG we may see. We should be thinking about other causes and how we can treat them as well.



 

Check out the Pediatric Assessment Essentials here.

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Hemothorax | EMS Study Help

This week is a quick video covering the basics of patients with a hemothorax.

 

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EMS Study Help | Rib Anatomy

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Nice quick video giving an overview of the ribs. Sometimes it’s nice to peel away all that skin.

 



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EMS Scenarios | Abdominal Pain 11_13

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Put your thinking caps on for this episode as I give a quick patient scenario and ask you what the diagnosis is. I think this video can really help you with both your field impression thinking and on EMS exams when faced with scenario based questions.  Did you get it right? Let me know in the comments.

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