Air Care Series: Machines Inside of Machines - CPR in flight

Air Care Series: Machines Inside of Machines - CPR in flight

While high-quality CPR delivers the best outcomes in cardiac arrest, this is challenging in a transport environment. Dr. Connelly reviews the evidence behind mechanical chest compression in CPR, exploring its practicality to the Helicopter EMS (HEMS) environment.

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Air Care Series: Ideal Resuscitation Pressure in Polytrauma with TBI

Air Care Series: Ideal Resuscitation Pressure in Polytrauma with TBI

Damage Control Resuscitation, Permissive Hypotension, Fluid Restrictive Resuscitation… Regardless of name, with all the enthusiasm surrounding permissive hypotension in the actively bleeding trauma patient, what do we do when they have a TBI? Take a dive into the literature surrounding ideal perfusion pressures of patients suffering from TBIs and traumatic injury to find out if we know what pressure is really the best.

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Grand Rounds Summary 9.20.17

Grand Rounds Summary 9.20.17

This week's grand rounds started off with our EMS team represented by Dr. McMullan updating us on new EMS stroke protocols, an upcoming trial for pre-hospital ketamine use, as well as a refresher on notification calls.  This was followed by Dr. Shaw, who made his grand rounds lecture debut discussing the diagnostic and clinical utility of lactate.  Drs. Harty and Toth then went mano-a-mano in another installment of the CPC lecture series, during which they discuss the presentation, workup and management of carotid cavernous fistula.  Dr. Gorder then presented her clinical soap box, using the example of NG tube placement for SBO as a platform for addressing the impact of dogma within medicine.  Our peds EM colleagues then steered the ship for the final 2 hours, discussing 2 oral boards cases (fussiness in a newborn and HSP) as well as putting on a pediatric trauma simulation.

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EMS Recertification Requirements

EMS Recertification Requirements

Often times during the EMS continuing education courses we teach, we get questions about recertification requirements for both our state and National Registry certifications.  This podcast is designed to summarize the various recertification requirements as well as discuss the National Registry Transition from EMT-Paramedic to Paramedic.  While much of the discussion focuses on these issues relating to Paramedic certifications, the same principles can be applied to recertification requirements for other levels of pre-hospital providers.  For a complete set of recertification requirements we refer Ohio providers to the Ohio EMS website: ems.ohio.gov.  For details about the National Registry’s requirements for re-certification, we refer everyone to their website: nremt.org.   

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