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Prehospital management of pediatric hanging - Rehn M, Davies G, Foster E, Lockey DJ.
We describe the management of pediatric hangings attended by an urban physician-led prehospital trauma service to provide information on a ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 31, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Anesthesiology Residents' OOOR Emergent Airway Management Anesthesiology Residents' OOOR Emergent Airway Management
How familiar are anesthesiology residents with the contents of, and correct adherence to, the American Society of Anesthesiologists'Difficult Airway Algorithm?BMC Anesthesiology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - August 30, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Anesthesiology Journal Article Source Type: news

Mike Steuerwald, MD Joins the Difficult Airway Course: EMS as Associate Medical Director
FARMINGTON, Connecticut.—First Airway, LLC, the creator of The Difficult Airway Course: EMS, is pleased to announce the appointment of Mike Steuerwald, MD as the new Associate Medical Director. Dr. Steuerwald is the Director of Emergency Airway Management and the Assistant Medical Director of UW Med Flight, as well as an Assistant Professor at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. He has been an instructor in prehospital and emergency medicine since 2011 and is a regular contributor to Free Open-Access Medical Education (FOAMed).  Dr. Steuerwald has been an active EMS provider since 2...
Source: JEMS Administration and Leadership - July 7, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Administration and Leadership Industry News Source Type: news

Mike Steuerwald, MD Joins the Difficult Airway Course: EMS as Associate Medical Director
FARMINGTON, Connecticut.—First Airway, LLC, the creator of The Difficult Airway Course: EMS, is pleased to announce the appointment of Mike Steuerwald, MD as the new Associate Medical Director. Dr. Steuerwald is the Director of Emergency Airway Management and the Assistant Medical Director of UW Med Flight, as well as an Assistant Professor at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. He has been an instructor in prehospital and emergency medicine since 2011 and is a regular contributor to Free Open-Access Medical Education (FOAMed).  Dr. Steuerwald has been an active EMS provider since 2...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - July 7, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Administration and Leadership Industry News Source Type: news

Intersurgical to Attend Social Media and Critical Care Conference, Berlin
Intersurgical has announced it will be showcasing a comprehensive range of airway management products at the Social Media and Critical Care Conference (SMACC). (Source: Hospital Management)
Source: Hospital Management - June 20, 2017 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

Surgical intervention During a CICO Event Surgical intervention During a CICO Event
This commentary offers guidance on approach to emergency airway management when attempts at tracheal intubation, face-mask ventilation, or placement of a supraglottic airway device have all failed.British Journal of Anaesthesia (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - April 12, 2017 Category: Surgery Tags: Anesthesiology Journal Article Source Type: news

An Evidence-Based Review of Prehospital Traumatic Cardiac Arrest
"Medic 1, please respond to 123 Maple Tree Drive for a gunshot wound." After a short drive, you arrive at a scene that has been secured by police to see a young male lying supine in the middle of the road with several gunshot wounds to his chest. He yells "help me" several times before going unresponsive. You check for a pulse and find none. What interventions should be considered? Are advanced cardiac life support (ACLS) medications and guidelines appropriate to follow? Should you transport the patient in cardiac arrest if the nearest trauma center is five minutes away? What about 20 minutes away? Curr...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - April 10, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Matthew Chinn, MD Tags: Trauma Cardiac & Resuscitation Source Type: news

New Pediatric Ambulance Joins Life EMS Fleet in Kalamazoo, Mich.
The ambulance is designed to transport sick and injured children to Bronson Children's Hospital and carries medical equipment designed for young patients such as small blood pressure cuffs, IVs and breathing tubes. currently, pediatric patients are transferred in ambulances designed for adults and the transport team must being along child-specific medical equipment. More JEMS.com pediatric coverage: A Prehospital Digest for Physiological Pediatric Care An Overview of Prehospital Airway Management Read More at Mlive (Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News)
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - March 7, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Ambulances & Vehicle Ops News imported Operations Source Type: news

New Pediatric Ambulance Joins Life EMS Fleet in Kalamazoo, Mich.
The ambulance is designed to transport sick and injured children to Bronson Children's Hospital and carries medical equipment designed for young patients such as small blood pressure cuffs, IVs and breathing tubes. currently, pediatric patients are transferred in ambulances designed for adults and the transport team must being along child-specific medical equipment. More JEMS.com pediatric coverage: A Prehospital Digest for Physiological Pediatric Care An Overview of Prehospital Airway Management Read More at Mlive (Source: JEMS Operations)
Source: JEMS Operations - March 7, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Ambulances & Vehicle Ops News imported Operations Source Type: news

An Overview of EMS Pediatric Airway Management
You arrive on scene, walk into the home and find a mother sitting on the couch with a 1-year-old child on her lap. She explains her daughter has been sick for several days, but today it was much harder than usual to wake her up from a nap and, “She just isn’t acting like herself.” The girl appears limp in her mother’s arms and doesn’t look up at you. She appears diaphoretic and her respiratory rate is approximately 8 breaths per minute. You look at your partner, who appears just as worried about the patient as you are, and quickly begin taking action. Your partner hooks up the small patient to...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - February 27, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Dorothy A. Habrat, DO Tags: Airway & Respiratory Source Type: news

Highlights from the 2017 EMS State of the Science: Gathering of Eagles Retreat & Conference
Forty medical directors from some of the largest population and call volume EMS systems in the U.S. and other countries—representing a cumulative 450+ years of medical direction experience—attended the Eagles' annual Eagle Creek closed retreat in Dallas Texas. The group conducted a lively roundtable of issues being confronted in their systems. Exact details and discussions are restricted to attendees, but we can say that the following topics were reviewed and considered for future action. Roundtable of EMS Issues Airway management Proper management of patient refusal Unsafe driving practices Transporting to f...
Source: JEMS Administration and Leadership - February 16, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: A.J. Heightman, MPA, EMT-P Tags: Administration and Leadership Source Type: news

Studies Underway to Evaluate the Use of Supraglottic Airways vs. Intubation in Cardiac Arrest Patients
Supraglottic vs. Intubation Taylor J, Black S, Brett SJ, et al. Design and implementation of the AIRWAYS-2 trial. A multi-centre cluster randomised controlled trial of the clinical and cost effectiveness of the i-gel supraglottic airway device versus tracheal intubation in the initial airway management of out of hospital cardiac arrest.Resuscitation. 2016;109:25–32. As the debates about endotracheal intubation (ETI) continue in EMS crew quarters and medical director offices, South Western Ambulance Service National Health Service (NHS) Foundation Trust in Exeter, England, is taking the lead on a multicenter randomiz...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - December 20, 2016 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: David Page, MS, NRP Tags: Airway & Respiratory Columns Patient Care Source Type: news

Improving the Index of Suspicion for Spinal Injuries in Drowning Victims
Cervical spine injuries have become the hot topic for EMS professionals over the past few years. New studies have proven the most fundamental treatment practices to be ineffective and sometimes harmful to patients. Today, a person who complains of minor neck pain from a low speed traffic collision is treated with a C-collar and placed in position of comfort on a gurney. This is a stark contrast to the previous practice, in which this same patient would have received full spinal immobilization with a backboard and minimal manipulation of the spine. The advancement in research-driven treatment practices has paved the way for...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - November 18, 2016 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Ben Hunt, EMT-P, BA Tags: Patient Care Source Type: news

Tracheobronchial injury caused by blunt trauma: case report and review of literature - Pandey V, Meena DS, Choraria S, Guria S.
We report a challenging case of tracheobronchial injury in a young adult who was run over by a tractor and was referred to us from a peripheral hospital with endotracheal tube i... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 8, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

The Perfect MCI Resources
Seattle Fire Department Mass Casualty Incident Vehicle (MCI-1) The early dispatch of the mass casualty incident (MCI) assignment in Seattle was critical to the success of the Aurora Bridge incident because MCI-1, the Seattle Fire Department's (SFD's) MCI vehicle, arrived on scene just eight minutes into the incident. This specialized mobile response unit is able to rapidly deploy equipment and supplies, including lifting and moving devices and lighting and power supplies, to care for more than 100 MCI patients. MCI-1 is set up with easy-to-find equipment and supply sections. Equipment on the street side includes: lightin...
Source: JEMS Operations - November 1, 2016 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: A.J. Heightman, MPA, EMT-P Tags: Operations Ambulances & Vehicle Ops Source Type: news

What ’s the Deal with Osteopathic Medicine?
There has long been an air of mystery surrounding the practice of osteopathic medicine. What do these physicians study? What is manipulative medicine? John C. Prestosh, DO, president of the American College of Osteopathic Emergency Physicians (ACOEP) sheds some light on what DOs do. JOHN C. PRESTOSH DO President, American College of Osteopathic Emergency Physicians There has always been a mystery in the House of Medicine. Questions asked; credentials questioned. While much of the mystery has been answered over the years, some questions still remains: What is osteopathic medicine? How are DOs different from MDs? What is t...
Source: EPMonthly.com - September 27, 2016 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Matt McGahen Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Consciousness disorders from toxicological view - B ündgens L, Tacke F, Trautwein C, Koch A.
Poisoning with impaired mental state is a frequent cause for hospital admission. The initial management includes assessment of vital functions and airway management followed by focussed diagnostics. Poison Emergency Centers can provide valuable assistance ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 23, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Ultrasound as an Adjunct for Prehospital Airway Management
You're dispatched to a 45-year-old male involved in a high-speed motorcycle accident. On scene you find the un-helmeted rider unresponsive with a Glasgow coma scale of 5 and significant facial trauma. The patient is breathing, but is in significant respiratory distress. You determine he's unable to protect his own airway and begin to think about how to manage the airway effectively. You anticipate endotracheal (ET) intubation and bag-valve mask (BVM) ventilation will be difficult given his facial injuries, and mentally prepare for the possibility of needing to perform a cricothyroidotomy. Your extraglottic airway device an...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - August 2, 2016 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Jenna M. B. White, MD Tags: Airway & Respiratory Source Type: news

Ultrasound as an Adjunct for Prehospital Airway Management
You're dispatched to a 45-year-old male involved in a high-speed motorcycle accident. On scene you find the un-helmeted rider unresponsive with a Glasgow coma scale of 5 and significant facial trauma. The patient is breathing, but is in significant respiratory distress. You determine he's unable to protect his own airway and begin to think about how to manage the airway effectively. You anticipate endotracheal (ET) intubation and bag-valve mask (BVM) ventilation will be difficult given his facial injuries, and mentally prepare for the possibility of needing to perform a cricothyroidotomy. Your extraglottic airway device an...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - August 2, 2016 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Jenna M. B. White, MD Tags: Airway & Respiratory Source Type: news

Human Factors in Complex Airway ManagementHuman Factors in Complex Airway Management
How do human variables, such as leadership and communication, factor in when dealing with patients with an anticipated difficult airway? A complex case illustrates a pragmatic approach. BJA Education (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - July 14, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Anesthesiology Journal Article Source Type: news

John Gargaro, MD and Douglas Smith join Mercury Medical
Mercury Enterprises, Inc., dba Mercury Medical, Clearwater, Florida is pleased to announce that John Gargaro MD has joined the Corporate Board of Directors and Douglas Smith has joined the company as Vice President of Sales and Marketing. Dr. Gargaro is currently a board certified orthopedic surgeon and graduate of Harvard University and the University of Michigan Medical School. He is currently Chief of the Department of Orthopedic Surgery at Kaiser Permanente Colorado. He is the former Chairman of the Department of Orthopedic Surgery and former Treasurer of the medical staff at St. Joseph Hospital in Denver. Industry ex...
Source: JEMS Administration and Leadership - July 14, 2016 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Administration and Leadership Industry News Source Type: news

John Gargaro, MD and Douglas Smith join Mercury Medical
Mercury Enterprises, Inc., dba Mercury Medical, Clearwater, Florida is pleased to announce that John Gargaro MD has joined the Corporate Board of Directors and Douglas Smith has joined the company as Vice President of Sales and Marketing. Dr. Gargaro is currently a board certified orthopedic surgeon and graduate of Harvard University and the University of Michigan Medical School. He is currently Chief of the Department of Orthopedic Surgery at Kaiser Permanente Colorado. He is the former Chairman of the Department of Orthopedic Surgery and former Treasurer of the medical staff at St. Joseph Hospital in Denver. Industry ex...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - July 14, 2016 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Administration and Leadership Industry News Source Type: news

Darin Hammers Appointed President And CEO Of Cogentix Medical, Inc.
MINNEAPOLIS, July 12, 2016 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Cogentix Medical, Inc. (CGNT), a global medical device company with innovative and proprietary products serving urology and airway management markets, today announced that Darin Hamme... Devices, Urology, PersonnelCogentix Medical, EndoSheath, overactive bladder (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - July 12, 2016 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Inside peak: Test-driving clinical skills before rotations
The rising third-year student, tongue between his teeth, slowly drove his needle into a silicone pad meant to mimic human skin, then pulled his thread tight and started in again.     Steady hands and keen focus meant clean stitches at the suturing table, one of seven skills stations at the clinical skills workshop. Theodore Zaki sealed up the gash with a classic horizontal mattress suture, not unlike the stitches in a baseball, then straightened up and took a satisfied breath. “You want to do anything you can to avoid looking like an idiot on ...
Source: AMA Wire - July 11, 2016 Category: Journals (General) Authors: Troy Parks Source Type: news

Inside peek: Test-driving clinical skills before rotations
The rising third-year student, tongue between his teeth, slowly drove his needle into a silicone pad meant to mimic human skin, then pulled his thread tight and started in again.     Steady hands and keen focus meant clean stitches at the suturing table, one of seven skills stations at the clinical skills workshop. Theodore Zaki sealed up the gash with a classic horizontal mattress suture, not unlike the stitches in a baseball, then straightened up and took a satisfied breath. “You want to do anything you can to avoid looking like an idiot on ...
Source: AMA Wire - July 11, 2016 Category: Journals (General) Authors: Troy Parks Source Type: news

MassDevice.com +5 | The top 5 medtech stories for June 23, 2016
Say hello to MassDevice +5, a bite-sized view of the top five medtech stories of the day. This feature of MassDevice.com’s coverage highlights our 5 biggest and most influential stories from the day’s news to make sure you’re up to date on the headlines that continue to shape the medical device industry. Get this in your inbox everyday by subscribing to our newsletters.   5. Denmark’s Ambu pays $16m for ETView Medical Ambu agreed to pay $16 million to acquire ETView Medical and its portfolio of airway management devices. The deal calls for Copenhagen-based Ambu to put up $12.3 million in cash...
Source: Mass Device - June 23, 2016 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: MassDevice Tags: News Well Plus 5 Source Type: news

Denmark’s Ambu pays $16m for ETView Medical
Ambu (CPH:AMBU-B) agreed to pay $16 million to acquire ETView Medical (TLV:TLV) and its portfolio of airway management devices. The deal calls for Copenhagen-based Ambu to put up $12.3 million in cash and the balance in debt in a “reverse triangular merger” in which Ambu will create a subsidiary, which will buy ETView then be absorbed by Ambu. ETView makes the Vivasight line of devices that unite airway tubes with high-resolution imaging cameras so that physicians can see after lung blocking procedures. “Through the intensive work of ETView’s staff, with the support of the Trendl...
Source: Mass Device - June 23, 2016 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Imaging Mergers & Acquisitions Respiratory Ambu Source Type: news

Brett Reynolds Rejoins Cogentix Medical As Chief Financial Officer
MINNEAPOLIS, June 15, 2016 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Cogentix Medical, Inc. (CGNT), a global medical device company with innovative and proprietary products serving urology and airway management markets, today reported that Brett A. Rey... Devices, PersonnelCogentix Medical, EndoSheath, endoscopy (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - June 15, 2016 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

By the numbers: Specialty preferences before and after med school
Do you know how many of your peers end up in the field they picked when they began medical school? Which specialties are students most likely to stick with, and which ones attract students along the way? We break down the statistics. The odds Chances are you will end up in a different medical specialty than the one you had picked out when you first set foot on campus. Just 1 in 4 medical school graduates ended up in the same specialty they picked the summer before they started medical school, according to a recent report from the Association of American Medical Colleges. That statistic is based on information from 10...
Source: AMA Wire - June 7, 2016 Category: Journals (General) Authors: Troy Parks Source Type: news

EMS Training Update: Pre-Loading the Bougie
    Darren Braude, MD, EMT-P, professor of emergency medicine at University of New Mexico, recently observed EMS crews pre-loading their endotracheal tubes onto the bougie (also known as a stylet or endotracheal tube introducer) with resulting difficulties. In this video training update, Braude illustrates the potential problems with this technique and his suggestions for proper bougie use. Braude is also the medical director for The Difficult Airway Course: EMS and a member of the JEMS Street Medicine Society, a special group of EMS physicians who started out on the streets and EMTs or paramedics. He will b...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - June 3, 2016 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Darren Braude, MD, MPH, FACEP, EMT-P Tags: Airway & Respiratory Training Videos Source Type: news

Pediatric Airway Presents Unique Challenges in Airway Management
Your aeromedical EMS crew is dispatched directly to a preschool for a patient with a possible head injury. The patient is a 4-year-old, 20-kg boy with known Hurler's syndrome who was struck in the head during a fall from a standing position. The school nurse arrived to find him unconscious, apneic and without a palpable pulse. She initiated CPR, which resulted in a palpable pulse, and continued ventilations via mouth-to-mouth until an ambulance arrived. On arrival of ground EMS, ventilations were continued via a bag-valve mask (BVM) and supplemental oxygen while C-spine precautions where maintained. Endotracheal (ET) intub...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - June 1, 2016 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Ken Davis Tags: Airway & Respiratory Source Type: news

THE EMERGENCY AIRWAY: CLOSE Trial: Avoid Hypoxemia during Airway Management
No abstract available (Source: Emergency Medicine News)
Source: Emergency Medicine News - June 1, 2016 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: The Emergency Airway Source Type: news

Pediatric Airway Presents Unique Challenges in Airway Management
Your aeromedical EMS crew is dispatched directly to a preschool for a patient with a possible head injury. The patient is a 4-year-old, 20-kg boy with known Hurler's syndrome who was struck in the head during a fall from a standing position. The school nurse arrived to find him unconscious, apneic and without a palpable pulse. She initiated CPR, which resulted in a palpable pulse, and continued ventilations via mouth-to-mouth until an ambulance arrived. On arrival of ground EMS, ventilations were continued via a bag-valve mask (BVM) and supplemental oxygen while C-spine precautions where maintained. Endotracheal (ET) intub...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - June 1, 2016 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Ken Davis Tags: Airway & Respiratory Source Type: news

Can't Oxygenate, Can't Ventilate, Can't Intubate?
Case 1 EMS was called for a patient who was hypoxic after undergoing a failed tracheostomy tube change at home. The patient, a 62-year-old female, had a Medtronic Shiley tube in place due to severe COPD and obstructive sleep apnea. The tracheostomy tube had been in place for one year. The patient was not on a ventilator, but was tracheostomy dependent. The patient underwent a routine tracheostomy tube change at home by a visiting physician. In this instance, the physician removed the patient's Shiley tube but was unable to replace it with a new device. She became tachypnic and hypoxic after 20 to 30 minutes while attempts ...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - May 25, 2016 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Elizabeth K. Powell, MD Tags: Airway & Respiratory Source Type: news

Making the Most Out of EMS Performance Measures
Although many agencies have begun measuring performance, few have truly figured out how to use that data to make improvements. They struggle deciding which measures matter, interpreting the numbers and figuring out ways to improve. The process can at times be overwhelming. If you feel that way, the good news is that you're not alone. There are agencies out there that have used their data to support improvement efforts that are making a difference in patients' lives. Decide What to Measure One of the very first steps is to decide what to measure. It might be that you know there's a specific area of care you'd like to focus ...
Source: JEMS Administration and Leadership - May 1, 2016 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Matt McQuisten, MBA, NRP Tags: Operations Documentation & Patient Care Reporting Source Type: news

Making the Most Out of EMS Performance Measures
Although many agencies have begun measuring performance, few have truly figured out how to use that data to make improvements. They struggle deciding which measures matter, interpreting the numbers and figuring out ways to improve. The process can at times be overwhelming. If you feel that way, the good news is that you're not alone. There are agencies out there that have used their data to support improvement efforts that are making a difference in patients' lives. Decide What to Measure One of the very first steps is to decide what to measure. It might be that you know there's a specific area of care you'd like to focus ...
Source: JEMS Operations - May 1, 2016 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Matt McQuisten, MBA, NRP Tags: Operations Documentation & Patient Care Reporting Source Type: news

Making the Most Out of EMS Performance Measures
Although many agencies have begun measuring performance, few have truly figured out how to use that data to make improvements. They struggle deciding which measures matter, interpreting the numbers and figuring out ways to improve. The process can at times be overwhelming. If you feel that way, the good news is that you're not alone. There are agencies out there that have used their data to support improvement efforts that are making a difference in patients' lives. Decide What to Measure One of the very first steps is to decide what to measure. It might be that you know there's a specific area of care you'd like to focus ...
Source: JEMS Administration and Leadership - May 1, 2016 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Matt McQuisten, MBA, NRP Tags: Operations Documentation & Patient Care Reporting Source Type: news

Making the Most Out of EMS Performance Measures
Although many agencies have begun measuring performance, few have truly figured out how to use that data to make improvements. They struggle deciding which measures matter, interpreting the numbers and figuring out ways to improve. The process can at times be overwhelming. If you feel that way, the good news is that you're not alone. There are agencies out there that have used their data to support improvement efforts that are making a difference in patients' lives. Decide What to Measure One of the very first steps is to decide what to measure. It might be that you know there's a specific area of care you'd like to focus ...
Source: JEMS Operations - April 28, 2016 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Matt McQuisten, MBA, NRP Tags: Operations Documentation & Patient Care Reporting Source Type: news

Making the Most Out of EMS Performance Measures
Although many agencies have begun measuring performance, few have truly figured out how to use that data to make improvements. They struggle deciding which measures matter, interpreting the numbers and figuring out ways to improve. The process can at times be overwhelming. If you feel that way, the good news is that you're not alone. There are agencies out there that have used their data to support improvement efforts that are making a difference in patients' lives. Decide What to Measure One of the very first steps is to decide what to measure. It might be that you know there's a specific area of care you'd like to focus ...
Source: JEMS Administration and Leadership - April 28, 2016 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Matt McQuisten, MBA, NRP Tags: Operations Documentation & Patient Care Reporting Source Type: news

Nasco Releases New 2016-2017 Healthcare Educational Materials Catalog
The 2016-2017 Healthcare Educational Materials catalog, featuring Life/form Highly Specialized Skills Trainers, Manikins, and Simulators, is now available from Nasco in Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin, and Modesto, California. The 220-page catalog includes Life/form products that are manufactured by Nasco, along with many other teaching aids and models of outstanding quality. The major emphasis of the catalog is training with versatile medical procedure simulators that help give students confidence and solve the problem of finding willing “patients” for invasive student practice. The catalog features these n...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - April 15, 2016 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Equipment & Gear Product Announcements Source Type: news

Nasco Releases New 2016-2017 Healthcare Educational Materials Catalog
The 2016-2017 Healthcare Educational Materials catalog, featuring Life/form Highly Specialized Skills Trainers, Manikins, and Simulators, is now available from Nasco in Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin, and Modesto, California. The 220-page catalog includes Life/form products that are manufactured by Nasco, along with many other teaching aids and models of outstanding quality. The major emphasis of the catalog is training with versatile medical procedure simulators that help give students confidence and solve the problem of finding willing “patients” for invasive student practice. The catalog features these n...
Source: JEMS Operations - April 15, 2016 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Equipment & Gear Product Announcements Source Type: news

Nasco Releases New 2016-2017 Healthcare Educational Materials Catalog
The 2016-2017 Healthcare Educational Materials catalog, featuring Life/form Highly Specialized Skills Trainers, Manikins, and Simulators, is now available from Nasco in Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin, and Modesto, California. The 220-page catalog includes Life/form products that are manufactured by Nasco, along with many other teaching aids and models of outstanding quality. The major emphasis of the catalog is training with versatile medical procedure simulators that help give students confidence and solve the problem of finding willing “patients” for invasive student practice. The catalog features these n...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - April 15, 2016 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Equipment & Gear Product Announcements Source Type: news

Nasco Releases New 2016-2017 Healthcare Educational Materials Catalog
The 2016-2017 Healthcare Educational Materials catalog, featuring Life/form Highly Specialized Skills Trainers, Manikins, and Simulators, is now available from Nasco in Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin, and Modesto, California. The 220-page catalog includes Life/form products that are manufactured by Nasco, along with many other teaching aids and models of outstanding quality. The major emphasis of the catalog is training with versatile medical procedure simulators that help give students confidence and solve the problem of finding willing “patients” for invasive student practice. The catalog features these n...
Source: JEMS Operations - April 15, 2016 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Equipment & Gear Product Announcements Source Type: news

Nasco Releases New 2016-2017 Healthcare Educational Materials Catalog
The 2016-2017 Healthcare Educational Materials catalog, featuring Life/form Highly Specialized Skills Trainers, Manikins, and Simulators, is now available from Nasco in Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin, and Modesto, California. The 220-page catalog includes Life/form products that are manufactured by Nasco, along with many other teaching aids and models of outstanding quality. The major emphasis of the catalog is training with versatile medical procedure simulators that help give students confidence and solve the problem of finding willing “patients” for invasive student practice. The catalog features these n...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - April 15, 2016 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Equipment & Gear Product Announcements Source Type: news

In-Depth Summary of 2015 AHA Guidelines Updates for EMS Providers
The 2015 AHA Guidelines Update isn’t a significant revision to the 2010 Guidelines. Rather, it uses advances in resuscitation research and the latest scientific evidence to further define, refine, clarify or otherwise alter the 2010 Guidelines. In some areas, the lack of definitive research resulted in not recommending a certain procedure or leaving a guideline unchanged. This doesn’t mean that systems currently using a process, procedure or resuscitation device must stop using them if their medical leadership feels their resuscitation results have improved. There was simply insufficient evidence at this time f...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - March 2, 2016 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Erin E. Brennan, MD Tags: Cardiac & Resuscitation Source Type: news

7 clinical rotation tips from experienced physicians
Imagine your first day of clinical rotations. After hours of studying, you’ll finally transition from learning in classrooms to exploring the floors of real care environments. What should you focus on to ensure your success in patient care? Follow these tips from experienced physicians as you begin clinical rotations and start planning for your specialty. Nearly 150 students attended a clinical skills workshop hosted last month at the 2015 AMA Interim Meeting. Students in the workshop received hands-on training in airway management, blood pressure checks, ultrasound administration, casting and suturing (photos a...
Source: AMA Wire - December 14, 2015 Category: Journals (General) Authors: Lyndra Vassar Source Type: news

AMA Medical Students Section: 2015 Interim Meeting highlights
At this year’s National Medical Student Meeting over the weekend in Atlanta, 750 medical students were in attendance from every year of medical school and many institutions across the country. The AMA Medical Students Section (MSS) programs included advising on how to get published and succeed in a research career, an introduction to the fundamentals of advocating for Graduate Medical Education funding and empowering medical students to engage in conversations about end-of-life care. In addition, the MSS welcomed Keynote Speaker, Tao Le, MD, to provide advice on USMLE Step 1. At the 13th annual AMA Research Sympo...
Source: AMA Wire - November 15, 2015 Category: Journals (General) Authors: Troy Parks Source Type: news

Retrospective evaluation of prehospital triage, presentation, interventions and outcome in paediatric drowning managed by a physician staffed helicopter emergency medical service - Garner AA, Barker CL, Weatherall AD.
BACKGROUND: Drowning patients may benefit from the advanced airway management capabilities that can be provided by physician staffed helicopter emergency medical services. The aim of this study is to describe paediatric drowning patients treated by such a ... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - November 15, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news