Identifying and Treating Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

Posted by Sam D. Say

May 4, 2022 6:15:00 AM

 

It’s a weekend night, and you're on your way to the home of a married couple. The husband reported that his wife fainted while they were making dinner, adding that he has a dull headache and feels weak. Based on these symptoms, you suspect the husband and wife may have carbon monoxide poisoning, so you’ll have to act quickly, and the patients’ airways may require treatment.

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Things Your Team Should Know When Treating Patients with Hypothermia

Posted by Sam D. Say

Feb 23, 2022 7:00:00 AM

 

As we head into the coldest months of winter, many states in the U.S. will experience below-freezing temperatures, in addition to sleet, snow and a host of other inclement weather conditions. 

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Record Rise In Opioid Overdoses Spotlights Added Risks Of Aspiration Pneumonia

Posted by Sam D. Say

Jul 20, 2021 6:00:00 AM

 

The ramifications and unintended consequences stemming from COVID-19 continue to reverberate throughout the population.

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5 EMT Scenarios to Increase Emergency Patient Preparedness

Posted by Sam D. Say

Jul 13, 2021 6:00:00 AM

 

EMTs deal with emergencies every day, so it’s easy to feel like emergency preparedness is baked into the job and become complacent. 

 

Maybe your training sessions start to feel like mundane drills, until you’re suddenly hit with an experience you were unprepared for—whether it’s transporting a combative patient, managing care in a mass casualty scenario, or just treating a patient in the dead of winter and having to face the elements. 

 

Emergency preparedness begins with the right training, and the right training is not easy or orderly. It prepares you to deal with the real-world scenarios you’re likely to encounter, in all of their messy, complex ugliness. Here are five EMT training scenarios that actually increase emergency preparedness:

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