This code three response to a single vehicle rollover demonstrates the importance of re-assessment of your patients and keeping your thought process going as a paramedic and good EMS provider.
Watch this VRM for a difficulty in breathing call. This was actually the second time this patient called in two days and had refused transport the first time. Was the patients initial refusal the best option? Did the patient know it?
This VRM responds to a difficulty breathing patient. It’s important to remember all the many respiratory conditions you can encounter on these calls while also keeping the basics like airway management in mind. Especially if that is the only thing you can do for the patient. Watch this episode to see what the VRM found upon arrival and what the patient outcome was.
Getting caught up in a call type can leave you with tunnel vision. This VRM points out how this can happen and discusses a call that could have been just that. Have you had situations like this? How do you keep on track and avoid treating the call type? Post your comments about your experience.
The VRM assists another paramedic on a witnessed cardiac arrest call. While there was ROSC, find out what the VRM felt was more important to note about this call.
Take a look at the response to a highway accident. While MOI isnt always the best way to decide treatment, many EMS guidelines require that certain treatment be given based on MOI alone. What did the VRM do and what would you have done? Be sure to leave your comments below.