EMS study guide for setting IV flow rates and how to discover and adjust flow rate complications.
As we leave A&P behind, I start the next phase of the EMS Quick Study Tips with IV therapy.
Part one focuses on IV uses, types and administration. This is key info you need for that next EMS exam.
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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.
Do you have things that your BLS crews do that get under your skin? We can complain about it like a recent EMS Facebook post did or we can try and use these moments as ways to mentor what can often be just a communication issue or lack of understanding. Take a listen to Jim’s thoughts on this and his one tip on what you can do to better prepare for that difficult IV stick.
Sound off below – what are your IV tips and BLS pet peeves?
As a paramedic, do you keep an IV start pack with you for quick IV access? Jim gives his IV start pack layout along with a few other tips that may help when beginning an IV in the back of a moving ambulance. What does your start pack contain?
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