This article provides a deeper understanding of intranasal drug delivery so EMS providers can use it more effectively in their practice.
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.
To create a standardized approach for understanding the fundamentals of positive end expiratory pressure (PEEP), the authors have developed the acronym “SOKET” for EMS clinicians at both the BLS and ALS level to remember the core principles of implementing PEEP in their practice.
Asthma is a serious life-threating condition that can present benignly one minute and turn into respiratory failure in a heartbeat.
Wildfires churning out dense plumes of smoke as they scorch huge swaths of the U.S. West Coast have exposed millions of people to hazardous pollution levels.
Reported first-attempt success rates are only between 20% and 73%, and those with the least experience have the lowest success rates, writes Eric Rottenberg.
The mission was to bring a 47-year-old male patient from Biratnagar to the Hospital for Advanced Medicine and Surgery in Kathmandu, Nepal.
This article reviews the essentials of BiPAP, how it differs from CPAP, and summarizes potential advantages and disadvantages.
Patients suffering from infection with SARS-CoV-2 are particularly prone to the development of serious respiratory complications.
The authors comment on the prehospital airway debate at the 2020 NAEMSP Annual Meeting.
Many factors go into the equation for deciding between CPAP and BiPAP for a patient.
Measuring EtCO2 is the most accurate monitoring tool that paramedics can use in real time to assess the overall status of the patient in the field.
Lifesaving procedures like CPAP pose tremendous risk to patients if miscommunications occur during handoffs. The focus of this article is on reducing these errors.
Understanding the complicated disease of Cystic Fibrosis will help you provide better initial care and assessment.
Use of Positive End Expiratory Pressure should be considered for any patient who requires mechanical ventilation, including those in cardiac arrest.
Dr. Marvin A. Wayne on why we do not use the measurement of end-tidal carbon dioxide to its full potential.
This article will discuss the prehospital management of COVID-19 respiratory symptoms.
Typically, patients with emphysema have good lung compliance but exhibit poor lung elastance.
Given the overwhelming evidence of improved outcomes, prehospital CPAP belongs in every EMS toolbox.
This paper provides an overview of pulmonary hypertension in the prehospital setting, including pathophysiology and identification.
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