Don’t you wish someone explained what viral load, viral shedding, and all those other words we use loosely when talking about COVID-19? Well…. our guest on this podcast did, and we think you’ll really enjoy getting back to the basics, and then some.
In this podcast we discuss a gift box of items regarding treatment considerations for reducing aerosol generating procedures. As with the previous podcast, this is a dynamic situation, and the information is not guaranteed to be accurate. Please share your thoughts and what you are doing at your own department.
Let’s start by saying that I am not an expert. But, specific guidance from the CDC for managing these patients is available, …
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.
Hyperkalemia is the most lethal electrolyte abnormality that can render therapeutic interventions obsolete unless corrected. Fortunately, it may manifest with ominous ECG changes that can drive treatment to rapidly stabilize the patient and stave off cardiac arrest.
Transporting a sick DKA patient is challenging. Surprisingly, there’s a bit more to it than “just” administering fluid and monitoring an insulin infusion.
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?
“First, do no harm.”
The golden rule of medicine applies from the moment of dispatch onward. Are we risking harm with the use of Lights and Sirens to ourselves, patients, and the public?