This Month in Emergency Preparedness News: Winter Storm Emergency Preparedness

Posted by Sam D. Say

Dec 12, 2018 8:00:00 AM

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Topics: Emergency Preparedness

What is Involved in a Respiratory Assessment?

Posted by Sam D. Say

Dec 6, 2018 8:00:00 AM

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Topics: respiratory assessment

Tracheotomy Suctioning Procedure: What You Need to Know

Posted by Sam D. Say

Dec 4, 2018 8:00:00 AM

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Topics: Medical Suction

Airway Anatomy and Endotracheal Intubation: The Basics

Posted by Sam D. Say

Nov 29, 2018 8:00:00 AM

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Topics: Airway management

What are the Main Complications of Tracheal Suctioning?

Posted by Sam D. Say

Nov 27, 2018 8:00:00 AM

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Topics: Medical Suction

What Causes Airway Obstruction?

Posted by Sam D. Say

Nov 22, 2018 8:00:00 AM

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Topics: airway obstruction

Portable Medical Suction for Ambulances: 5 Things You Need to Know

Posted by Sam D. Say

Nov 20, 2018 8:00:00 AM

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Topics: Medical Suction

4 Types of Suctioning Machines Every EMS Professional Should Know How to Use

Posted by Sam D. Say

Nov 15, 2018 11:12:00 AM

Airway suctioning is a routine part of a first responder’s job. From preventing aspiration pneumonia to clearing the airway of a drowning victim, the right suction machine is an integral part of your EMS toolkit. Yet many paramedics, EMTs, and other first responders avoid suctioning the airway unless they absolutely have to.

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Topics: EMS suction, Suction for EMS professionals

In Need of CEU Credits? Here are 5 of the Best Paramedic Training Courses

Posted by Sam D. Say

Nov 13, 2018 8:00:00 AM

As every paramedic quickly learns, paramedic training doesn’t end with graduation from paramedic school. The realities of high stakes emergencies demand more attention, thought, and flexibility than the theoretical challenges presented in school. But on-the-job experience is not enough. Continuing education allows you to master new skills, remain abreast of current research, and practice skills you use only infrequently at work.

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Topics: ambulance safety

Airway Obstruction in The Elderly: What You Need to Know

Posted by Sam D. Say

Nov 8, 2018 8:00:00 AM

Age, weak muscle tone, chronic illnesses, and changes in the throat and esophagus increase the rate of airway obstructions in the elderly. A 2010 study that used spirometry measures as a clinical indicator of airway obstructions in patients aged 60-93 found an obstruction rate of 22.5 percent. This suggests that many elders live with partial obstructions that compromise overall function and health. When they experience an injury or illness, it’s easy for a partial obstruction to become a life-threatening full obstruction. Here’s what you need to know.

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Topics: airway obstruction