Understanding tricyclic antidepressant overdoses in patients. Paramedic assessment of the tricyclic OD patient. Key points to help study and identify patients who may have intentionally or accidentally overdosed on tricyclic antidepressants. [Read more…]
This episode of the EMS quick study guide tips and help focuses on overdose or poisoning using narcotics/opiates.
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EMS paramedic study guide tips for cholinergic and anticholinergic poisonings or overdoses. Types, signs and symptoms as well as management of poisoning patients in the EMS field.
This installment of EMS Quick Study Help series continues with Poisoning and Overdose content. It focuses on general patient assessment and management.
This EMS Study Guide episode focuses on the urinary and reproductive systems. Keys elements to help
you pass your EMS paramedic exams and understand your patient care decisions.
This installment of the EMS Quick Study Tips talks about respiratory acidosis and alkalosis. Great tips and help for EMS paramedics when taking exams and assessing their patients.
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.
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.
I had scheduled a video on EMS Pharmacology. But my voice this week is not up to it due to a bad cold I am having (should I call 911?). So, instead I thought I would share this quick Youtube video from a great educator that I follow there and you can see more of his videos at CME4Life.com. While many are geared towards Physician Assistants, the content can most certainly be used at the Paramedic level as well.
This weeks Minutes, I am giving a quick overview on the respiratory and ventilation functions along with some things you should think about when assessing a patient complaining of difficulty breathing. This is only about 13 minutes long, but I hope will help give you a refreshing view and motivate you to study and review further. Be sure to post your own tips and assessment ideas below.