EMS Pharmacology | BETA Blockers

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.

Overview of Respiration | Quick Help Resource

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.
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If One IV Is Good, Two Is Better, Right?

In a recent EMS1.com article it was asked if trauma patients really need that second IV line. Large bore catheter or not, should we be following this often written trauma patient rule or should we be treating the patient according to our assessment? The answer seems obvious. So, why is this even an issue? Go read the article and then give your latest bilat IV story.



 

Show links:

EMS1.com article – click here

Tim Noonan – Rogue Medic

Medical Math Webinar for 8/25

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Do You Have An EMS “BS” Meter?

When responding to that 911 call, do you have a pre conceived notion of what the call will be? Do you start to judge and consider certain call types as “BS”? Should we do this and how can we avoid getting that tunnel vision and end up overlooking key clinical presentations? Take a listen and be sure to share your story or insight into this topic below in the comments.




Guests:

Tim Noonan – The Rogue Medic

Josh Knapp – WANTYNU

Mark Albert – EMSMedRX

 

VRM – Rollover – Importance of EMS Re-assessment

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.