Just found this important news item on EMS1.com. Colo. unveils specialized ‘Medic 420’ transport unit Update: Friend of the blog, the Social Medic has scooped a similar story, Cannabulance Set To Hit Denver Streets Today. You might also enjoy this article from the archives. Prepare for looming oxygen shortage And this important tip on equipment calibration. Stethoscope […]
MEDRILLS has a rich collection of smartphone and tablet apps for learning and virtual practice of EMT and paramedic skills. In the comments share which app you would like to have most (if you want to add a “why” … even better). On Friday, January 4, at 07o0 CT I will randomly choose 3 winners […]
For several years I have been reading about the appropriate dosing of oxygen. In Can Oxygen Hurt Mike McEvoy summarizes the science, 2005 and 2010 AHA recommendations. He includes this money line “Knowing that both hypoxia and hyperoxia are bad, EMS providers must stop giving oxygen routinely.” Peter Canning shares some thoughts about Glass Ampules […]
I love receiving emails from EMS World, EMS1.com, JEMS, and subscribing to lots of blogs so I can always be learning something new about the art and science of EMS. Here are a couple of articles that caught my eye in the month of June. Apneic Oxygenation – everything you know is wrong by Kelly […]
The Serious … Attend this JEMS.com webinar to learn how to create a Drug Shortage Action Plan. Read this article from NAEMT and answer a short survey about the drug shortage problem. The NOT serious … How your service can prepare for the looming oxygen shortage.
You should be able to tell from the doorway if your patient needs oxygen. Simply gauge their rate and effort of breathing. I don’t think you need a “room air” pulse ox to confirm if the patient needs oxygen. If a patient really needs oxygen because they have: tachypnea bradypnea pallor cyanosis intercostal muscle retractions […]