Many months ago I heard an EMS medical director on a COVID webinar say, “You’ll either get vaccinated or you’ll get COVID.” To me, getting COVID and hoping for the best is a big gamble with bad odds. A couple of days after an LAFD captain self-recorded a video about the “tyranny” of a vaccine […]
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We should all be concerned about the transmission of infectious disease. The transfer of two US citizens infected with Ebola to Emory University has been a hot button news item for the past week. (2 excellent articles on Ebola and care of infected patients) The common cold, seasonal influenza, MRSA, hepatitis, and more are a part […]
The latest video in the EMS1.com “2 Things” video series from Steve Whitehead. Early identifcation and early resuscitation. Great stuff Steve! ParamedicTV is powered by EMS1.com
This statistic really caught my attention – “Severe sepsis is fatal in 1 of four cases and will kill more than a million American’s this year.” A disease, or results of the disease, kills as many people as breast and lung cancer combined yet we hardly know anything about. Most of what I recall learning […]
Urinary tract infections, infected pressure sores, and lower respiratory infections are initially local infections. If assessed and treated early these infections can be contained to that location. Unfortunately, as Everyday EMS Tips readers, are well aware local infections can go unnoticed, especially in bed confined patients, for days. I am sure you have responded to […]
Everyday EMS Tips received a request to share information about the HAI: Not on My Watch campaign and I chose to post this video about Healthcare Acquired Infections from the HAI microsite. The program is sponsored by Kimberly Clark which has plants in one of the areas I work. Regular readers know that I am […]