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Student Explains Apps to Preceptors: Know Your Stuff Part 5

This guest post was submitted by paramedic student Steve Hays. He replied to the Everyday EMS Tips weekly enewsletter, “Do you know your stuff?” — My preceptors have been mixed on me using apps to reference meds. My response when they asked why was simple, “I’m not comfortable taking the risk of a medication error […]

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Improvements to S.A.L.T. Airway System

As emergency medical providers, we know firsthand that effective airway management is an essential skill to learn. Oftentimes when these skills are put to the test we don’t have the luxury of time, a convenient location, or even a clear line of sight. When faced with these circumstances, an alternate airway device can make all […]

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Laryngoscope Insertion Caution

Thanks to paramedic educator Chris Cannon for this guest post. If you would like to guest post or review on Everyday EMS Tips check out the guidelines here. “Hold it all dainty-like when you enter the mouth…” That was the statement from one of our paramedic students today during component skills labs, after I reminded them to […]

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App Information: RSI Wizard

This post was contributed by Ray Coleman of Creative Custom Applications. RSI Wizard is an application for iOS devices developed by Creative Custom Applications. Rapid Sequence Intubation is a highly risky intervention for Health Care providers to perform. RSI Wizard has step by step instructions on the RSI procedure. RSI Wizard also includes a RSI […]

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Idea: Computer Recognition of Vocal Cords

Next week on the floor of EMS World Expo several vendors will be showcasing their video laryngoscopes. I will be asking them if there scopes have built-in vocal cord recognition. Note: EMS1.com November 2011 article about different types of video laryngoscope devices Every time I upload photos to Facebook the names of the people in […]

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Video: Paramedic Intern Demonstrates Intubation Technique

I first saw this video of a paramedic intern demonstrating intubation technique on the 510Medic.com blog. There are a bunch of things I like about this video: 1. Medic students dressed in uniforms and PPE … they look like paramedics. 2. Use of medical terminology. 3. Narrating his own actions. 4. Clear instructions to his […]

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A Thought About Crocs and Airway Management

Crocs are to learning to shoe tie as the King is to learning intubation … Discuss. For my niece learning to tie her shoes: stow your Crocs until you can knot those bows together. //

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Product Review: S.A.L.T. (Supraglottic Airway Laryngopharyngeal Tube) Airway System

This is a guest post by Steve Lercari BA/BS, EMT-P. If you want to guest post on this blog, check out the guidelines here. Note: On November 29, 2012 ECOLAB contacted me to let readers know that the S.A.L.T. II is now available. Find information on their website. Read about improvements to the S.A.L.T. S.A.L.T. […]

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App Review: Rapitube iPhone App for Rapid Sequence Intubation

This is a guest post by Steve Hays. If you want to guest post on this blog, check out the guidelines here. B&R Medical has released the Rapitube app for iPhone for Rapid Sequence Intubation.  This little bundle of dynamite (0.2MB) is a functional and powerful RSI quick reference guide. Rapitube Features Simply select Adult […]

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Audio: Capnography Tip for Nasal Intubation

Buck Feris, a paramedic and EMS educator, shares his tip for using capnography during nasal intubation. Buck describes initiating inline capnography before inserting the ET tube. As the tube nears the trachea a wave form will develop showing proximity to the exhaled CO2 from the trachea. Buck also reminds listeners of the best time to […]