John Alexander provides a brief overview of mechanical ventilators for when EMS providers encounter a patient on a home ventilator.
Respiratory Syncytial Virus symptoms are usually mild and will often resemble a common cold in adults and healthy children.
While EMS education includes the recovery position, placing patients on their side for ambulance transport should be a common practice for certain patients.
How do you best determine an initial ventilator mode? Is the patient on the most appropriate mode at the present time? How many modes are available on a specific ventilator?
Endotracheal intubation (ETI), like any other invasive procedure, comes with its own set of inherent risks and potential harmful sequelae.
Ideal positioning can make the difference between a successful endotracheal intubation or death.
Training helps improve skills in both the art and science of using CPAP or BiPAP to improve patient outcomes.
Learn more about three uncommon conditions prehospital providers may come across that can make airway management more difficult.
Learn about how serious complications can occur from improper pressure when sealing an airway cuff in the trachea.
COVID-19 patients who develop acute respiratory distress syndrome should be managed in the same way ARDS patients have always been managed.
Return of Spontaneous Circulation Rates in Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest by a Small Urban Fire Department
This study reflects the outcomes of a small urban first responder fire department and may expand the information available for such departments in the United States for study and comparison.
This column will compare and contrast NIV modalities and highlight advantages, disadvantages and selection criteria to help you.
This is a case review showing the efficacy of EtCO2 in shock.
COVID-19 has called attention to the dangers of ventilator circuit disconnects.
This study identifies a clear need for evolving the manual resuscitator in order to ensure every provider can consistently deliver effective care.
Rio Rancho (NM) Fire Rescue details how it implemented the ParaPAC® into its cardiac arrest algorithm.
Emergency Intubation of a Critically Ill Patient with a Difficult Airway and Avoidance of Cricothyrotomy Using the AIROD®
A review of a case study involving the AIROD®, a single-use telescoping rigid bougie, on a male patient who drank hand sanitizer.
This article serves to provide a comprehensive overview of many of the current SGAs available on the market to allow an EMS system to review and possibly adopt into their system.
Advanced Airway Choice in Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest. Can the i-gel® Make a Difference in Patient Survival?
This study investigates the transition from endotracheal intubation to the i-gel® supraglottic airway and the resulting out-of-hospital cardiac arrest survival.
The COVID pandemic has focused new attention on the value of the high-flow nasal cannula.
Decreasing COVID-19 Patient Risk and Improving Operator Safety with the AIROD® During Endotracheal Intubation
A case series of first-attempt intubations using the AIROD®, a single-use telescopic bougie, when intubating COVID-19 patients.
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