Avoid These Six Common Nasotracheal Suctioning Procedure Mistakes

Posted by Sam D. Say

Feb 25, 2021 4:30:00 AM

Compared to some complicated or invasive patient procedures that you perform, nasotracheal suctioning may not seem like a big deal. However, there are risks involved with suctioning, and proper technique and patient monitoring are crucial.

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Is It Time to Replace Your Battery-Operated Portable Suction Machine?

Posted by Sam D. Say

Feb 23, 2021 5:05:13 AM

The COVID-19 pandemic has taught many lessons. Perhaps one of the most important is that versatile equipment saves lives. Battery-operated portable emergency suction machines empower you to tend to patients wherever you find them—in their homes, in the emergency department, even in the parking lot. 

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Topics: Battery-powered suction

Oropharyngeal vs. Nasopharyngeal Intubation: Pros and Cons

Posted by Sam D. Say

Feb 18, 2021 6:00:00 AM

As an EMS professional, one of the most critical decisions you will make is when to secure an advanced airway. Airway decisions are crucial: they must be expedient, effective, and appropriate.


Today, paramedics have a range of options when it comes to advanced airways. With the advent of the Combitube and the King airway, there are alternatives to oral or nasotracheal intubation. Oral intubation using an endotracheal tube is still considered the airway of choice, but there are situations where nasotracheal intubation is the better alternative.

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Topics: Medical Suction

How to Suction a Pediatric Patient's Trach Tube

Posted by Sam D. Say

Feb 16, 2021 7:06:39 AM

A tracheostomy can save a patient’s life, improve their quality of life, and help them live more independently. Yet this vital medical device also increases the risk of certain infections, especially pneumonia

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Topics: Pediatric Suction

What are the Main Complications of Tracheal Suctioning?

Posted by Sam D. Say

Feb 11, 2021 10:00:00 AM

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Topics: Medical Suction

How to Find a Quality Battery-Operated Portable Suction Machine

Posted by Sam D. Say

Feb 9, 2021 7:15:00 AM

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Topics: Battery-powered suction, portable suction

Emergency Preparedness: 6 Recent Studies

Posted by Sam D. Say

Feb 2, 2021 7:15:00 AM

The transition to a new year is a fine time to revisit emergency preparedness plans—both for your agency or organization and for the larger community you serve. These six recent emergency preparedness studies should inform your own planning, as well as your educational efforts within your community. These emergency management trends can help you stay ahead of the curve. 

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Topics: Emergency Preparedness

How to Avoid the Most Common Complications of Suctioning

Posted by Sam D. Say

Jan 26, 2021 7:15:00 AM

Medical suctioning can save lives, prevent aspiration, and reduce the risk of surgical and dental complications. But like all medical procedures, suctioning poses some risks, especially with a rushed or unskilled technique. 

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Topics: Medical Suction, portable suction

4 Difficult Airway Management Strategies for the New Year

Posted by Sam D. Say

Jan 21, 2021 6:30:00 AM

Have you ever been in a code situation where there were multiple failed intubation attempts on a patient? If so, you aren’t likely to forget it. Managing a difficult airway is one of the most challenging circumstances for even the most seasoned medical professional. 

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Topics: Airway management

Airway Management for Patients with Sleep Apnea

Posted by Sam D. Say

Jan 19, 2021 7:15:00 AM

Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a chronic medical condition that affects a person’s nighttime breathing. This can lead to fatigue, dry mouth, and issues with daytime wakefulness. Sleep apnea also correlates with a higher risk of serious health problems, including stroke, heart attack, respiratory disease, pneumonia, and premature death. 

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Topics: Airway management