Posted on 18 October 2012
Field treatment of anaphylactic shock includes: 1. Medications, including epinephrine, diphenhydramine, dopamine and dosed fluid boluses; 2. Supplemental oxygen; and 3. Airway support. The effects of the treatment often lead to the three following outcomes: 1. Signs and symptoms are sometimes mild enough and recognized early enough, and they often fade when self-treated; 2. [...]
Posted on 30 August 2012
EMS Airway Clinic author and airway expert Graham E. Snyder, MD FACEP, offers us the following five steps to correctly using video laryngoscopy for successful intubations. Step 1: Know your equipment. Step 2: Assemble the equipment correctly. Step 3: Don’t look in the mouth. Step 4: Use the steel stylet that comes with the Glidecope. [...]
Posted on 08 May 2012
At the IAFC’s Fire-RescueMed conference, the Heart Safe large community award winner was recognized for its resucitation efforts, which include placing video laryngoscopy on every ambulance.
Posted on 03 May 2012
Researchers, including EMS Airway Clinic author Samuel M. Galvagno Jr., DO, PhD., find helicopters to be more effective than ground ambulances for trauma patients’ outcomes.
Posted on 19 April 2012
Learn the reasons why intubating a cardiac arrest patient won’t always ensure positive patient outcome.
Posted on 29 March 2012
End-tidal carbon dioxide (EtCO2) can be measured by colorimetry and capnography. Colorimetric devices provide continuous, semi-quantitative EtCO2 monitoring. A typical device has the following three color ranges: Purple—EtCO2 is less than 0.5% Tan—EtCO2 is 0.5–2% Yellow—EtCO2 is greater than 2% Tip from Oxygenation & Ventilation Are Not the Same Thing. Jennifer BerryMore Posts – Website – [...]
Posted on 12 March 2012
San Diego Fire-Rescue Firefighter/Paramedic Andrea “Dre” Dominguez shares the incredible story of how doctors used an ECMO machine to treat her severe asthmaticus, the first time the device was used on an asthma patient.
Posted on 19 January 2012
Brush up on your knowledge of ET tube confirmation techniques.
Posted on 01 January 2012
Can you recognize the signs and symptoms of a severe asthma attack? Do you know how to treat a patient with status asthmaticus? Brush up on how to treat these patients.
Posted on 23 December 2011
EMS providers must anticipate difficult airways to succeed. Certain complications can trigger that anticipation. They include the following: Concomitant head injuries; Multisystem trauma; and Presumed cervical spine injury Read more about how anticipating difficult airways can help you get the tube the first time at: Intubation Up in the Air Jennifer BerryMore Posts – Website [...]