Buck Feris, a paramedic and EMS educator, discusses the role of vasopressin in cardiac arrest resuscitation. For a long time epinephrine has been the fist line medication for Vfib/Vtach. Buck is hearing that vasopressin might fully replace epi in upcoming ACLS guidelines. Listen and find out why. Do you agree with Buck? Respond to Buck […]
4 Cardiac Arrest Documentation Tips
Cardiac arrest patients are challenging patient care and documentation situations. Documenting the numerous interventions, personnel involved, and patient response is often more challenging than the actual patient care. Steve Krantz, a paramedic with 35 years of experience as a medic and EMS educator in Wisconsin, shared with me his tips on improving cardiac arrest patient […]
Video: Are you as good as you think?
In my experience just about everyone thinks they are an expert at driving and dog training. I am adding CPR to the list that many of us consider to be experts despite all available evidence to the contrary. Watch me (Greg Friese) discuss in this Everyday EMS Tips video: ParamedicTV is powered by EMS1.com Articles […]
Medicine is dynamic. One rapidly changing area of medicine is care of post-resuscitation of cardiac arrest patients. Did you know patients are being intentionally cooled to improve neurological outcomes? Anne Cloutare, EMS Program Director for Centura Health shares this presentation by Dr. Paul Davidson on Slideshare.net. Take a few minutes and review his slides about […]
Watch a video review of the book, Resuscitate!: How Your Community Can Improve Survival from Sudden Cardiac Arrest. In Resuscitate!, Dr. Mickey Eisenberg, outlines the steps EMS providers, medical directors, policy makers and concerned citizens can take to improve survival from sudden cardiac arrest. ParamedicTV is powered by EMS1.com Dr. Eisenberg applies the lessons learned […]
Video: School Students Win an AED
As part of National AED and CPR Awareness week the Sudden Cardiac Arrest Foundation ran a contest to award an AED to a school in need. This is the winning video This recent Everyday EMS Tips post discussed how video and social media can be used to tell EMS success stories. If you don’t know […]
This video from Alameda County EMS is a powerful testimonial about the importance of bystander CPR, early first responder arrival, and paramedic care in the cardiac arrest chain of survival. Everyday EMS Tips for capturing survivor stories and testimonials: 1. Follow-up with patients, especially when they contact your organization after the incident. Ask permission to […]
AED and CPR Awareness Week
Remember this is National AED and CPR Awareness week. Read the Everyday EMS Tips for making the most of National AED and CPR Awareness week.
CPR and AED Awareness Week is scheduled for June 1-7, 2009. According to the American Heart Association the goal of CPR and AED Awareness Week is “training one million people in CPR.” EMS providers can assist this effort by using these Everyday EMS Tips: