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Assessing Airway Damage Following Common Trauma Scenarios

Posted by Sam D. Say

Oct 2, 2023 7:00:00 AM

There are many unexpected symptoms that can stem from common traumas and accidents, and individuals often suffer significant airway damage from traumatic events. Around the world, injuries such as car accidents, gunshot wounds and concussions account for over 3 million non-fatal injuries per year. These common trauma scenarios can happen to anyone, and it’s critical that providers and patients understand the airway damage that results from physical trauma.

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Topics: Airway management, Emergency Preparedness, medical scenarios, Trauma

How to Create an Emergency Patient Transport Plan

Posted by Sam D. Say

Sep 7, 2023 8:00:00 AM

In 2018, Hurricane Michael required the evacuation of eight hospitals. Thanks to a thoughtful evacuation plan and quick action, no evacuees died. An emergency patient transport plan is critical to patient survival and can help preserve your organization’s reputation during a major crisis.

 

Hospitals are required to have emergency plans, so make sure yours is truly effective by following these steps.

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Topics: Emergency Preparedness

How to Prepare for the Next Pandemic

Posted by Sam D. Say

Aug 31, 2023 10:25:55 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

What to Know About Wildfires and Airway Health

Posted by Sam D. Say

Aug 21, 2023 7:00:00 AM

One of the biggest topics of conversation dominating news coverage and the internet in recent weeks and months has been the impact of Canadian wildfires on air quality and the environment in the northeastern U.S. and beyond.

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Topics: Emergency Preparedness

Boxes to Check Off Before You Jet Off: Preparing for Travel and Possible Airway Emergencies

Posted by Sam D. Say

Jul 31, 2023 7:00:00 AM

As the weather gets warmer and we move further into summer, more people are making time for travel and much-needed vacations that allow them to soak up the sun and explore new places and activities. While traveling is always something to look forward to, it can present major airway risks, particularly for vulnerable demographics and people with respiratory conditions.

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Topics: Airway management, Emergency Preparedness

What Every Emergency Medical Technician Should Include in a Well-Planned First-In Bag

Posted by Sam D. Say

Jul 18, 2023 8:00:00 AM

 

You only stepped out of the meeting for a minute just to grab another cup of coffee, but while you were out, your fellow firefighters voted that you be the one tasked with designing and stocking the new first-in bags that will be carried on all the rescues of your department. How to begin?

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Topics: Emergency Preparedness

Troubles of Transport: How to Transport a Patient in Respiratory Distress

Posted by Sam D. Say

Jun 26, 2023 7:00:00 AM

When faced with the challenge of transporting someone in respiratory distress, emergency responders should be able to identify the symptoms and remain prepared to spring into action with the right procedures and equipment.

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Topics: Emergency medical suction, Emergency Preparedness, EMS Professionals

Trauma Kit Supplies Every EMT Should Have

Posted by Sam D. Say

May 27, 2023 8:00:00 AM

 

Preparedness is essential to trauma treatment, especially when you encounter catastrophic injuries in the field. Having the right supplies in your trauma kit allows you to care for patients and avoid needless treatment delays. 

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Topics: Emergency Preparedness, Tactical trauma kit, Trauma

Reassuring Patients’ Families During Airway Emergencies

Posted by Sam D. Say

May 15, 2023 7:00:00 AM

Depending on the emergency and treatment circumstance, it can often be helpful to have patients’ family members present to answer questions about a patient’s background or medical history, but it can also be overwhelming and add even more stress for the providers and patients involved.

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Topics: Airway management, Emergency Preparedness

How to Recognize Respiratory Emergencies Before They Happen

Posted by Sam D. Say

Mar 23, 2023 8:00:00 AM

As a paramedic, you are frequently called upon to treat respiratory emergencies. These emergencies come in many forms, from asthmatics to Those with emphysema to pediatrics suffering from obstructions. No matter the type of call, emergencies involving the respiratory system are some of the most critical you will handle. And recognizing the true respiratory emergency is the first step in treating it. It all starts with your assessment.

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Topics: Emergency Preparedness