The Ultimate List of Emergency Medical Nursing Equipment

Posted by Sam D. Say

May 18, 2021 7:00:00 AM

Emergency medical nursing equipment isn’t just for nurses working in emergency rooms or on ambulances. A pediatric nurse working at a sleepy family practice may suddenly be confronted with a choking patient. A midwife at a birthing center may have to revive a neonate or treat a catastrophic hemorrhage.

 

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Topics: Emergency medical suction, Emergency Preparedness

Trauma Kit Supplies Every EMT Should Have

Posted by Sam D. Say

May 11, 2021 6:38:00 AM

 

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Topics: Emergency Preparedness, Tactical trauma kit, Trauma

How to Create an Emergency Patient Transport Plan

Posted by Sam D. Say

May 5, 2021 6:35:14 AM

 

Hospitals and long-term care facilities pride themselves on being equipped to handle most emergencies, from power outages to storms. However, evacuations because of natural disasters are actually quite common.

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Topics: Emergency Preparedness

What is an Emergency Aspirator, and When Should it be Used?

Posted by Sam D. Say

Apr 27, 2021 7:15:00 AM

 

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Topics: Emergency medical suction, Emergency Preparedness

Emergency Preparedness: 6 Recent Studies

Posted by Sam D. Say

Feb 2, 2021 7:15:00 AM

The transition to a new year is a fine time to revisit emergency preparedness plans—both for your agency or organization and for the larger community you serve. These six recent emergency preparedness studies should inform your own planning, as well as your educational efforts within your community. These emergency management trends can help you stay ahead of the curve. 

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Topics: Emergency Preparedness

The Most Important Disasters Rural Hospitals Must be Prepared For

Posted by Sam D. Say

Jan 7, 2021 6:30:00 AM

Preparing for a disaster is an enormous undertaking since there are always so many unknowns. For rural hospitals, this challenge is further amplified due to issues such as remote location, limited resources, and staffing shortages. Yet by actively preparing for the types of disasters that rural hospitals are most likely to face, such difficulties can be lessened.

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Topics: Emergency Preparedness

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

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

How to Create an Emergency Preparedness Plan for Your Nursing Home

Posted by Sam D. Say

Oct 1, 2020 9:38:37 AM

Sooner or later, every nursing home will face a major emergency. Nursing home emergencies exist along a continuum.Issues such as choking may affect only a single patient, whereas outbreaks of the flu and other infectious diseases such as COVID-19 can endanger the lives of every resident. In 2017, natural disasters affected 8 percent of the U.S. population—and nursing home residents are not exempt from these statistics. Any of these incidents can lead to additional health issues, such as infectious outbreaks and chronic respiratory issues, so it is important to implement a comprehensive emergency preparedness plan

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Topics: Emergency Preparedness

Using the SALAD Technique with COVID-19 Patients

Posted by Sam D. Say

Sep 17, 2020 4:34:45 AM

 

As COVID-19, the virus that causes the novel coronavirus infection, continues to ravage the world, medical providers have had to change virtually everything about how they practice. Suctioning a patient is no exception. Providers once only had to weigh the risks and benefits of suctioning to the patient. Now they must also consider how suctioning might endanger their own health, and how it might imperil subsequent patients if they become infected. 

 

Airway suctioning can generate dangerous aerosols that effectively transmit the virus. In emergency scenarios, Suction Assisted Laryngoscopy and Airway Decontamination (SALAD) may offer a lower-risk alternative to traditional airway suctioning.

 

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Topics: Emergency Preparedness, Medical Suction