The goal of airway management: Ensure adequate oxygenation and ventilation of the patient. Just the Facts Airway management can be addressed with a number of tools and techniques. Not all situations require advanced airways and management is not always a linear process. Choose the right tool for the right job and apply the necessary amount […]
Student Study Guides
Your book is too big and your class lectures were long. Where do you go when you just want the down and dirty facts? Our Study Guides provide just the right amount of relevant clinical information and insights to help you pass the test—and practice clinically as an EMT. Study Guides provide a review of A&P and pathophysiology, along with the signs, symptoms, treatments and clinical facts you need—quickly and accurately.
Fast Fact Study Guide: Cardiac Arrest Management Just the Facts: The interventions that increase the odds of survival in out-of-hospital cardiac arrest are quality compressions and early defibrillation. Little else has shown promise in improving outcomes. Identifying cardiac arrest – The two most important findings used to identify cardiac arrest are unresponsiveness and lack of […]
ECG Lead Placement Review Lead I (bipolar) Right Arm (+) to Left Arm (-) Lead II (bipolar) Right Arm (+) to Left Leg (-) Lead III (bipolar) Left Arm (+) to Left Leg (-) V1 (precordial) 4th IC space right of sternum V2 (precordial) 4th IC space left of sternum V4 (precordial) 5th IC space […]
Just the Facts Medication math is a high-risk undertaking and accounts for a disproportional number of medical errors each year. Similarly labeled medications, varying solution concentrations and difficulty estimating weight are all contributing factors in incorrect medication calculations. Each year there are as many as 210,000 deaths attributed to medical error. There may be as […]
Just the Facts Recent research indicates that there may be as many as 210,000 deaths per year and 10,000 serious complications per day attributed to medical error. These errors led to over $19 billion in cost to the US healthcare system in 2016. You are human and therefore subject to the latent factors and inherent […]
Quick Reference Definitions Pharmacodynamics – The study of how a drug affects an organism. Pharmacokinetics – The study of how a drug moves into, through, and out of the body. Indication – The medical condition for which the drug has proven therapeutic value. Mechanism of Action – The particular biochemical interaction by which a medication […]
Learn about myocardial infarction, angina, and other cardiac conditions you need to know.
Learn about airway problems, opening and clearing the airway, and airway care. And get study tips for the exam!
Learn about allergic reaction and anaphylaxis. Know how to differentiate between the two.
Know the most common mechanisms of shock and its signs and symptoms. Review top treatment priorities for trauma patients.