“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?
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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Would the implementation of POCUS change how we manage cardiac arrest patients in the Prehospital environment? Should we shock asystole in case it’s fine VF? Should ultrasound replace finger pulse checks?
We brought EMS Physician Dr. Walt Lubbers on the show to help answer some of these burning questions.