Mitigating Common Errors in Suctioning and Airway Maintenance

Posted by Sam D. Say

Nov 30, 2022 12:49:00 PM

 

Chief among a health care provider’s worst nightmares, apart from losing a patient, is unintentionally doing harm to one. In addition to a feeling of failure or shame, a poor outcome carries the risk of a malpractice allegation.

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How the Holidays Bring Increased Challenges to Emergency Responders

Posted by Sam D. Say

Nov 9, 2022 5:30:00 AM

 

Food, family, gifts and much more bring us joy. The holiday season in the U.S. is upon us, and unfortunately, so are some of the unique challenges that accompany these special days.

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Preparing an EMS Team for a Mass Casualty Incident

Posted by Sam D. Say

Oct 19, 2022 6:45:00 AM

 

September is National Preparedness Month, a time to remember and spread awareness about the need for robust preparation in the event of a disaster or emergency. This applies to all, from families to businesses — and of course, health care organizations and providers.

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Common Causes of EMS Equipment Failures — and How to Avoid Them

Posted by Sam D. Say

Oct 12, 2022 6:15:00 AM

 

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Treating Common Airway Complications of Overdose Patients

Posted by Sam D. Say

Oct 5, 2022 6:15:00 AM

 

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Preparing for Airway Emergencies During Tracheostomies

Posted by Sam D. Say

Jul 27, 2022 6:15:00 AM

 

Many people, from infants and children to adults with certain medical conditions, rely on tracheostomies for breathing assistance. A tracheostomy — which involves placing a tube through the front of the neck into the windpipe (trachea) to provide an air passage — is necessary in many cases, but it can also come with various risks and airway management concerns for patients and their providers. 

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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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Providing Emergency Services Through a Disaster

Posted by Sam D. Say

Apr 6, 2022 8:25:20 AM

 

Though your team may have a general disaster preparedness plan that you can fall back on if a tornado were to strike, or if a large flood were to inundate surrounding communities, how often do you evaluate this plan and the effectiveness of the disaster resources, protocols and equipment you have in place? 

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What are the Long-Term Health Consequences of Natural Disasters?

Posted by Sam D. Say

Mar 14, 2022 8:00:00 AM

Media depictions of natural disaster preparedness tend to highlight immediate needs, such as clothing, food, shelter, and access to medical care. Long after the glaring lights of the news media have turned to another natural disaster, however, survivors of the previous disaster may continue to face health issues. First responders must prepare not only for the immediate effects of natural disasters, but also for the long-term health consequences. Here are the most common lingering effects of natural disasters.

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Why Is Emergency Preparedness Important?

Posted by Sam D. Say

Sep 24, 2021 8:00:00 AM

Emergency preparedness is a critical aspect of the job for every medical professional, especially first responders. You’ll be working with people at some of the most difficult times of their lives, often in the wake of immense tragedy or a sudden disaster. Emergency preparedness should guide your work. 

Making sure you’re prepared for emergencies is not something you do once; it’s an ongoing undertaking that you must continually revisit in training, in your work with other agencies, and on your own. Preparedness saves lives.

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