4 Essential Items the Best Hospitals Stock on Every Crash Cart

Posted by Sam D. Say

Nov 26, 2020 6:00:00 AM

You understand how important it is to have a well-organized and fully stocked crash cart when a patient codes. Following Advanced Cardiac Life Support Guidelines (ACLS), most hospitals will have similar supplies on their carts. These include:

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4 Tips for Suctioning a Geriatric Patient in the COVID-19 Era

Posted by Sam D. Say

Nov 24, 2020 7:15:00 AM

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Topics: Medical Suction

How Often You Should Really Replace Your Medical Suction Machine

Posted by Sam D. Say

Nov 19, 2020 8:14:37 AM

Every nurse knows durable medical equipment doesn’t last forever.

 

When was the last time you kicked a hospital bed in frustration because the motor ground to a halt as you were elevating a patient’s head? Or you discovered an IV pump apparently quit working in the middle of the night, depriving your patient of vital hydration?

 

When equipment like a portable medical suction machine unexpectedly stops working, it can be more than a nuisance. It can endanger patient safety. If you reach for a suction wand because your patient aspirated, and you discover there’s no suction...there may be a bad outcome in the wings.

 

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Topics: Portable suction for hospitals, Emergency medical suction

How to Prepare for the Next Pandemic

Posted by Sam D. Say

Nov 17, 2020 6:15:00 AM

Public health experts have been warning about a worldwide pandemic for decades. Unwilling or unable to believe what could happen, most people put their heads in the sand. We’ve now seen that a local virus can tear through lives across the globe, upending everything we do. The next pandemic is inevitable. Hopefully it won’t be as bad as COVID, and we will be better prepared. There’s a distinct possibility, however, that it will be worse. Here’s what your agency can do now to get ready for whatever lies ahead. 

 

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Topics: Emergency Preparedness

6 Things to Check After Every Time You Use a Portable Suction Device

Posted by Sam D. Say

Nov 10, 2020 11:08:49 AM

Portable suction can be a quick emergency intervention, a long-term treatment for patients under anesthesia, or a way to maintain safety and hygiene for people on ventilators. No matter how and when you use suction, no matter how routine it seems, it’s important to remember that no patient is routine. Each has their own story and own unique needs. Equally important, each presents a risk of infection and contagion if you do not correctly manage waste and clean up after suctioning. Here are the things you must check every time you use a portable suction machine. 

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Topics: Portable suction for hospitals, Handheld portable suction

What Every Hospital Must Know Before Buying a Battery-Powered Aspirator

Posted by Sam D. Say

Nov 5, 2020 8:44:38 AM

In 2014, Health Facilities Management magazine featured an article discussing the results of their Emergency Management Survey. A random sample of 911 hospital and health system executives were polled to learn about challenges faced during emergency situations such as natural disasters.

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Topics: Portable suction for hospitals, Battery-powered suction

The 10 Best Blogs and Social Accounts for EMTs to Follow

Posted by Sam D. Say

Nov 3, 2020 9:15:00 AM

 

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Topics: EMS Professionals

What Every EMS Coordinator Must Know Before Buying Portable Medical Suction

Posted by Sam D. Say

Oct 29, 2020 9:41:03 AM

Purchasing any type of new medical equipment is a major decision, and portable medical suction is no exception. There are countless products available, all of which come with different sizes, shapes capabilities, and situation-specific features. So, how do you decide which medical suction device to buy?

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Topics: Emergency medical suction, Suction for EMS professionals

Medical Equipment Every Nursing Home Should Have on Hand

Posted by Sam D. Say

Oct 27, 2020 10:15:00 AM

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Topics: Emergency Preparedness

Do We Put All Training on Hold During the Coronavirus Outbreak?

Posted by Sam D. Say

Oct 20, 2020 9:15:00 AM

Continuing education is vital to your growth as a professional, particularly in a demanding and high-stress career in emergency medicine. Practice norms are consistently shifting to meet new needs. Scientific innovations can upend common wisdom and revolutionize the way you care for your patients. To stay ahead of the trend, you must participate in ongoing training. Moreover, regular training in key skills—especially life-saving skills that you may not use daily—ensures all agencies can offer the best possible care.

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Topics: medical scenarios