New column posted at EMS1.com: Hunger in Elderly Patients. Also see Geriatric Patient Assessment Tips.
I compiled this post in March but never posted it because of the transition to the EMS Blogs Network. There is some really great information in these posts. Enjoy. The Unwired Medic shares with readers the EMS blogs that he recommends. Visit his list and add your own recommendations in the post comments. With EMS […]
Geriatric Patient Assessment Tips
Everyday EMS geriatric assessment tips for any geriatric patient: Introduce yourself Explain your actions before and as you do them Ask a single question at a time Wait for the patient to think through their answer before interrupting with a new question or re-asking the same question Listen to the patient’s answer Only raise your […]
This statement in a recent CDC MMWR caught my eye, “Adults aged ≥65 years have a worse prognosis than younger patients after scald burns because of age-related factors and comorbid medical conditions, and they are subject to more extensive medical treatment than younger adults.” When assessing burn patients – of any age – remember assessing […]
8 Fall Prevention Tips
Is there a more famous 911 call than “I have fallen and I can not get up.” (watch famous infomercial below) Falls are a common cause for emergency calls. They also present one of the best opportunities for EMS Professionals to teach prevention tactics to patients, family, and caregivers. Eight fall prevention tips that you […]