Dec 2, 2022
EMS is well-trained in peripheral intravenous as well as intraosseous access. However, central lines remain off-limits for many clinicians in various response areas. If accessing these types of lines is allowed, it’s usually permitted when the patient is (nearly) dead. This isn’t very surprising since the scope...
Nov 5, 2022
Had the opportunity to talk with Dr. Sam Slishman, the inventor of the Slishman traction splint. We had a great conversation on the idea/concept of this splint, who to apply it on, and some additional questions, which we plan on having him back on to discuss.
Oct 21, 2022
A-a gradient, a/A ratio, and P: F ratio - are all different views of the same item. These formulas do not have a complete view of oxygenation. Oxygenation is a huge topic, and there are more common values that we use:
How well is the patient saturating?
Is there dyspnea?
How do the lungs sound (auscultation) or...
Oct 4, 2022
I ran some specific decision points when treating the REALLY BAD massiVE pulmonary embolism patient by Shane & Brian from the FOAMfrat Team. This discussion really focuses on the logistics and ideas when you are trying to get the patient from A to B without having to do CPR.