Quick Let’s Get Rid Of The IO Needles

Not so fast. This weeks EMS show focuses on the study suggesting that IO access in cardiac arrest may not be as good as those plain ole boring IV’s.

I had the full show cast on this one and both Dave and Josh provided interesting opinions on this study.

Take a listen below and check out the study and article about it from EMS1 via the links below.

You can read the full study by clicking here. 

Read the article over at EMS1.com on this IO IV debate. 

Is EMS Saying Goodbye To Cold Cool?

ems paramedic questionsThis episode we discuss recent changes seen in cardiac arrest hypothermia treatment in the pre hospital setting. This along with differences in trauma arrest guidelines and a few other tidbits make for another interesting show.

Listen below and leave your comments, Like and share.

Read about AHA recommendations below.

Part 8 Post–Cardiac Arrest Care Circulation-2015-Callaway-S465-82

 

 

EMS Pits Crews | Should A Yellow Flag Be Waved?

You may have heard of the EMS Pit Crew. The popular model is when this is utilized during cardiac arrest calls and each EMS crew member has assigned role. Can this improve outcomes, avoid scene confusion and be the future of cardiac arrest and even patient management in EMS? Or should we be putting up that yellow flag and take a closer look at this model?

Joined by Bob Sullivan and Tim Noonan, we discuss the pros and cons of having these assigned roles. Be sure to comment below and give your take on the EMS Pit Crew.


Show Notes:

Bob Sullivan – EMS Patient Perspective

Tim Noonan – Rogue Medic

Josh Knapp – WANTYNU.com

Thanks also to David Aber from The EMS Difference for helping out in the chat room along with David Blevins.

Read the article mentioned from JEMS here.