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Writing Patient Assessment Notes in the Field

How do you write notes in the field? Do you use scraps of paper, a smartphone app, or a tablet PCR? A new EMT asked me for ideas for tracking the patient assessment details they learned during the patient assessment. I have used a variety of methods. 1. Paper notepad. My favorite has always been […]

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Not all "Chest Pains" have chest pain

Thanks to paramedic and educator, Michael Fraley, for this guest post. If you would like to guest post or review on Everyday EMS Tips check out the guidelines here. All of our textbooks have the classic Levine Sign picture of the grimacing middle-aged male with a clenched fist over his chest but that is not […]

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Important Tips for 12 Lead Electrode Placement

This is a guest post from Paramedic/Firefighter Russel Stine. You can read more from him and connect with him at www.hybridmedic.com. If you want to guest post on this blog, check out the guidelines here. It’s been a while since I’ve done a true “tips and tricks” post, and with many new students these days […]

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Sudden Illness – What would you do?

Review these patient assessment findings and answer the questions in the comments area. Patient Assessment Findings Chief complaint – fever, chills, body aches, diarrhea Onset – sudden Provokes – nothing makes the patient’s symptoms better or worse Quality – dull aches and pain throughout body; most severe in joints and neck Severity – 5 of […]

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Link: 28 Patient Assessment Tips

Check out this list of Patient Assessment Tips from some top EMS educators and authors like Carl Post, Mike Smith, Katherine West, Jim Augustine, Dan Limmer, and Ray Barishansky¬†¬†at EMSResponder.com. What patient assessment tips are missing from this list? For more great tips, resources, and study aids become a premium member of the MedicCast extra […]

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Tips for New Paramedics

Being a new paramedic is much different than being a competent paramedic. Starting a new job, regardless of your training level and experience, adds additional stress. Jim Hoffman discusses the stress of being a new paramedic. He emphasizes the importance of systematically assessing every patient and assuring the patient’s ABCs are being managed. If you […]

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80+ ECG Multimedia Presentations

My friend Rob Theriault is the Georgian College Paramedic Programs coordinator. He has posted 83 mini multi-media presentations on dysrhythmia interpretation on his website http://paramedictutor.wordpress.com Rob is also a co-host of the EMS Edu Cast – a podcast by and for EMS educators. Join me, Rob, and Bill Toon as we discuss EMS education resources, […]

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6 Assessment Tips for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Patients

How would you learn the SAMPLE history of a patient who cannot hear your question? Neil McDevitt, Program Director of the Community Emergency Preparedness Information Network, TDI, shared six assessment tips and an outstanding video on assessing and treating patients that are deaf or hard of hearing. Read Neil’s tips and watch the video in […]

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Audio: Musculoskeletal Assessment Tips

Buck Feris shares musculoskeletal injury assessment tips in a short audio recording (4 minutes). Buck is a Paramedic and EMS educator in Louisville, Kentucky. He is also a co-host of the EMSEduCast and creator/producer of Copy Code Three – a new podcast where ordinary people tell stories about their extra ordinary lives. [display_podcast] Share your […]