Asthma | EMS Patient Assessment

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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EMS Patient Assessment | Checking The Neck

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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Building Trust As An EMS Professional

medicsmalefemaleThis week we continue with the second part on building trust in EMS. In this episode we talk about training, skill building and personal abilities when it comes to building rapport with our patients.

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EMS Patient Assessment | Getting Useful Responses

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

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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EMS Patient Assessment | Syncope

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

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.


EMS Patient Assessment | Pediatric Bradycardia

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.



 

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EMS Patient Assessment | Neurological Findings

When assessing your patient as a paramedic or EMT, there are some key neurological queues you should be looking for. These can raise or confirm suspicions that a neurological event may be happening with your patient. This weeks Monday Minutes gives some signs and symptoms to look out for.


 

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What are some signs and symptoms you look for when assessing a potential neurologic emergency?

Pediatric Respiratory Distress | EMS Patient Assessment

EMS assessment of the pediatric patient in respiratory distress or failure. Key differences and tips for your pediatric respiratory distress patient assessment.



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