The Role of Suction in Near Drowning Emergencies

Posted by Sam D. Say

Aug 3, 2018 4:30:00 AM

 

About 10 people die by drowning each day in the U.S. alone. Thousands more are treated for nonfatal near-drowning incidents in emergency departments. Drowning is one of the leading causes of death among people ages 14 and under. When a person is injured in the water, seconds matter. Having the right portable suction machine available can reduce mortality and morbidity.

 

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Topics: Medical Suction for Drowning

Respiratory Assessment and the Elderly Patient

Posted by Sam D. Say

Aug 1, 2018 4:30:00 AM

Geriatric patients are more likely to experience respiratory emergencies such as pneumonia, aspiration, and severe respiratory infections. A range of physiological changes, including muscle atrophy, can make airway assessment and management more difficult.

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Topics: respiratory assessment

What to Look for Before Buying an Emergency Portable Suction Device

Posted by Sam D. Say

Jul 27, 2018 4:30:00 AM

A portable suction device is an indispensable part of your emergency medical kit. Airway management can save lives following drowning, traumatic injuries, respiratory infections, and numerous other injuries and ailments. The right portable suction device saves lives. The wrong portable suction device can be a source of endless frustration and may even injure patients’ airways.

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The Paramedic's Quick Guide to Advanced Airway Management in 2018

Posted by Sam D. Say

Jul 25, 2018 4:30:00 AM

Proper airway management in emergency medical settings can be life-saving and may prevent other complications, such as hypoxic brain injuries. Although most paramedics intuitively understand this, the stress of a high stakes emergency can make it difficult to provide skillful, quality care. Complications are common but largely preventable. Here is your quick-start guide to advanced airway management in 2018.

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Topics: Airway management

The Future of Mobile Dentistry

Posted by Sam D. Say

Jul 23, 2018 4:30:00 AM

Emergency preparedness plans frequently focus on natural disasters, mass violence, war, and everyday emergencies such as heart attacks and strokes. Yet tooth decay is one of the most common diseases worldwide. Not only is tooth decay painful, but it can also lead to life-threatening complications, including endocarditis and brain infection. Mobile dentistry plays a key role in preventing and managing dental emergencies.

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Topics: Medical Suction for Dental

This Month in Emergency Preparedness News: Preparing for Summer Drowning Emergencies

Posted by Sam D. Say

Jul 19, 2018 4:30:00 AM

For many families, summer means picnics, fireworks, and time at the pool. These summer experiences can quickly turn into nightmares when a parent turns their back on a swimming child.

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Topics: Emergency Preparedness

Respiratory Emergencies and Anaphylaxis: What You Need to Know

Posted by Sam D. Say

Jul 13, 2018 4:30:00 AM

Respiratory emergencies can appear suddenly and seemingly without warning. In some patients, anaphylaxis sends the body into a state of crisis, making breathing difficult or impossible and obstructing the airway. As with any respiratory emergency, having the right suction unit ready and functional is key to managing the crisis. Here’s what you need to know about managing anaphylaxis and other respiratory emergencies.

 

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Topics: Respiratory

Portable Suction Needs for Your MCI Trailer

Posted by Sam D. Say

Jul 10, 2018 4:30:00 AM

As every first responder eventually learns, preparedness saves lives. Mass casualty incidents (MCIs) are increasingly common, with more than 14,000 such events documented in EMS databases in the 2010 National EMS Database of the National Emergency Medical Services Information System (NEMSIS).

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Top 8 Medical Suction Training Tips for Your Paramedic Team

Posted by Sam D. Say

Jul 6, 2018 4:30:00 AM

Medical suction can save lives when it’s properly performed. However, improper technique can make an emergency situation worse, causing potentially catastrophic injuries. The right training tips for your paramedic team can maximize their job effectiveness and even save lives. Here’s what your team needs to know about safe medical suction.

 

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5 Injuries You May Encounter in Tactical Medical Scenarios

Posted by Sam D. Say

Jul 3, 2018 4:30:00 AM

 

In 2018 alone, there have been more than 100 mass shootings. Tactical medical response requires a different skill set and approach than that required when an elder falls or a child has a choking episode. Tactical medical injuries are high-stakes, and first responders must provide prompt care in a high-stress environment where split-second decisions can be a matter of life and death.

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Topics: Emergency medical suction, Medical Suction, medical scenarios