In this episode we take a new look at the pathophysiology behind tension pneumothorax and how it presents in the real world population, and discuss why we should pause before inserting the needle in the 2nd intercostal space.
In our first official “vodcast”, we discuss pearls and pitfalls of transcutaneous pacing, and how it’s much more difficult than “you either have capture or you don’t”.
“Phantom” complexes are rarely reported on or discussed in Paramedic school, but one monitor manufacturer appreciates how they can make verifying true electrical capture very difficult.
The folks over at ems12lead.com have put a lot of work into providing education and spreading the word around the problem of false capture.
Initiating mechanical chest compressions as soon as possible seems to make sense, right? There’s actually little evidence that they improve outcomes, and some evidence that outcomes are worse! Join Floyd as he discusses some literature that might help provide insight on if and when we should use mechanical CPR devices in Prehospital Medicine.
Join us as we interview Andrew Fisher on the multiplicity of managing civilian trauma patients. Although the complexity of trauma management is often understated, the basics are often not managed appropriately, and can have an appreciable affect on trauma outcomes.
We discuss TEG, blood product administration, acute trauma coagulopathy, the MARCH algorithm, and when it comes to permissive hypotension, just how low can you go?
Recently, the new NAEMSP position statement on spinal motion restriction provoked a flurry of controversy.
In this episode, we seek to make some sense of what spinal motion restriction is, what it isn’t, and how to best care for patients after spinal trauma.
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