Mental Health Trouble for Emergency Responders is a Crisis — How to Help

Posted by Sam D. Say

Jun 29, 2022 6:30:00 AM

 

Emergency responders are the people on the frontlines of every accident, crisis and disaster. But over time — and especially in recent years — being subjected to these stressful, traumatic situations can cause burnout and negatively affect their mental health.

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Topics: EMS Professionals

How Pharyngeal Suction Can Save Your Patient

Posted by Sam D. Say

Jun 28, 2022 8:00:00 AM

 

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Topics: Emergency medical suction, EMS suction, Medical Suction

3 Airway Management Scenarios You Need to Train For

Posted by Sam D. Say

Jun 27, 2022 8:00:00 AM

Training is an essential part of your job. With the demands of your work schedule, spending time with your family, and your daily obligations, you may find yourself struggling to find the motivation to put in extra time for training. But even the most skilled practitioners need to train—and train often—in order to best serve their patients when airway emergencies occur.

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Topics: Airway management

3 Tips for Successfully Monitoring Your Patient’s Airway

Posted by Sam D. Say

Jun 24, 2022 8:00:00 AM

The ABCs of patient care begin with the airway. Does your patient have airway patency? Can your patient maintain his or her own airway? Are there any obstructions or contaminants obstructing the airway? Questions like these are likely second nature to you, and you probably don’t even realize you are asking them when caring for your patients.

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Topics: Airway management

5 Tricks to Perform the Best Respiratory Assessment

Posted by Sam D. Say

Jun 22, 2022 8:00:00 AM

 

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Topics: respiratory assessment

Celebrating Unsung Heroes: Health Care Risk Managers

Posted by Sam D. Say

Jun 20, 2022 6:15:00 AM

 

They may not always be on the frontlines, but health care risk managers play a crucial role in ensuring the safety of patients. There is a time, however, to celebrate these professionals.

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Five Common Mistakes That Are Made During a Respiratory Assessment

Posted by Sam D. Say

Jun 17, 2022 8:00:00 AM


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Topics: Emergency Preparedness

Unique Airway Difficulties and Needs to Consider When Treating Obese Patients

Posted by Sam D. Say

Jun 15, 2022 6:00:00 AM

 

Patients come in all shapes and sizes, and the weight of your patient is an important consideration when deciding which treatment techniques to employ and what equipment to use. 

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The Link Between Tachycardia and Suctioning

Posted by Sam D. Say

Jun 13, 2022 8:00:00 AM

While tachycardia can be a sign of respiratory distress, it also can be a complication of interventions to treat respiratory distress, including suctioning. First responders and medical providers must have a clear understanding of the link between tachycardia and suctioning so that they can reduce the risk of patient injuries and improve both long- and short-term outcomes. 

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Topics: Airway management, portable suction, airway obstruction

Geriatric Airway Management: What Paramedics Must Know

Posted by Sam D. Say

Jun 10, 2022 8:00:00 AM

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Topics: EMS suction