Using Filtered Oxygen Masks In EMS

This episode of the show we are joined by Dr Paul Louis who has created a new device to help keep healthcare professionals safe when treating patients during a respiratory pandemic. 

Check out the Aerosoless Medical website here

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Trusting Tech In EMS

This episode talks about using medical technology on EMS calls. Whether it’s yours or the patients. The question is “Do you or should you trust the tech?”

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How EMS Gets To Deal With The Coronavirus

The spread and handling of Coronavirus patients and potential threat to providers is a serious and real. This episode highlights other coronavirus contacts and how EMS sometimes has to deal with this element of the job. This is a story of a patient claiming to have it and the patience and resources needed to handle an otherwise simple call.

 

 

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Can EMS Stop Using O2 As The Go To?

Finally! EMS can stop using oxygen on patients…. Well not just yet.

Ever think that maybe patients would be just fine at a 94% Sp02 reading. Even when having a stroke or MI.?

A study on the benefits of oxygen and how an Spo2 reading as low as 93% or even 90% is just fine for patients.

This week on the show Jim is joined by Josh and Dave and they discuss this report and how even recent suggestions per the AHA has made using oxygen much different than it has been.

Take a listen below and be sure to read the report via the link below the audio.

The web based version of this report is on this page here.

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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. 

Bites & Stings | EMS Study Help

This weeks MM finishes up on poisonings and talks about those patients with bites and stings and the primary elements paramedics and EMT’s will often see on exams. If this quick video doesn’t have you nodding your head in understanding, open that textbook and review. [Read more…]

The Right EMS Equipment, The Right Call

EMS2Do you bring in every piece of equipment on every call?

Or do you make judgements based on call types, locations or experience?

This weeks podcast I am joined by EMS educator and blogger Rommie Duckworth and we talked about what is the right equipment to bring in on EMS calls.

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Expanding The EMT Role | What’s At Stake?

Giving nitro, albuterol treatments, epi pens and now intranasal narcan. While giving or assisting patients with these medications can be beneficial, is proper training and oversight being provided along with these added responsibilities. How many EMT’s want these added responsibilities? Should EMT’s even have these responsibilities?


 

Show notes:

Bob Sullivan – EMS Patient Perspective

Josh Knapp – WANTYNU

EMS – A Jury Of Your Peers

Ever feel like you get judged by your fellow EMS peers because you did or didn’t do something. Maybe you’ve sat at quarters and listened to another crew talk about a medic or EMT and how they reacted on a call. Does this make you more agressive or even timid when it comes to your patient care? What are your feelings on this and how we can avoid being a backseat driver on someone elses 911 call.




Show notes:

Guests:

Tim Noonan – Roguemedic.com

Mark Albert – EMSMedRx

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What Are You Doing In That Ambulance?

ems patient care transportHow do you spend your time with patients? Do you re-assess, engage your patient and give a good accurate report to the ED? Or are you finding yourself going through the motions taking calibrated vital signs and thinking about that cup of coffee. Which provider are you and do you see a trend leaning towards one type over another? What do you think? Listen to the discussion below and post your thoughts and opinions below and visit the guests blogs and links.


Show Notes:

Wantynu.com

Hybrid Medic & Robo Cop Statue

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