EMTs and paramedics administer numerous drugs, like epinephrine for anaphylaxis, albuterol for asthma, and nitroglycerine for chest pain, to treat life-threatening medical conditions and relieve patient pain. The administration of those drugs is governed by scope of practice rules or statutes and medical director-approved protocols. The decisions of which drug formulations or brands to purchase, […]
A few weeks ago I asked a group of medical first responders, EMTs, and paramedics what they wanted to know more about during introductions for a training session. There responses: Trauma Medications Recruitment “Fragile” patients Heart Failure Pharmacology and medications Pediatrics and Cardiology Trauma Pediatrics and Critical Care Administration and Cardiac Arrest After asking this […]
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 […]
Quick video about the iPhone app IV-Meds developed by ED physician Harvey Castro. Learn more about Dr. Castro’s iPhone apps at DeepPocketSeries.com.
This is a guest post by Andrew Spencer, AREMT-I, MIRHC. If you want to guest post on this blog, check out the guidelines here. A new app for iPhone with more than 1500 medications for less than the price of a large cup of good coffee? I was skeptical at first but having carried printed […]
Tomorrow, January 11 at 1100 EST Jim Hoffman the EMS Professional will present an EMS Boot Camp session on IV complications and his top tricks for gaining IV access. I have had a chance to review Jim’s slides and I am confident students, new professionals, and even experienced paramedics will learn a few things in […]