If an unresponsive patient is vomiting would you suction first or roll the patient on his/her side and then suction?
Student Topics, Tips and Tricks
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By Chris Ebright Aging. One of life’s inevitabilities that some people embrace and others fight. Regardless of one’s attitude, getting older is a certainty. Becoming “elderly” is someone who is at least 65 years old, by most definitions. However, many of these people do not require geriatric care until they are 70, 75 or […]
The difference between the medical patient and the trauma patient begins at assessment and continues through care.
By Christopher Ebright Traumatic brain injury is the leading cause of death and disability in children and young adults in the United States. It is also a major concern among people over 75, with high rates of death and hospitalization.1 Common mechanisms of injury over all age groups include motor vehicle crashes, falls, injuries from firearms, […]
Use our simple flow chart to help identify the possible issues and succeed in passing the NREMT.
By Christopher Ebright At 1200 hours, EMS responds to an extended care facility for a seizure. Upon arrival, the crew observes an 89-year-old male lying in bed supine, not responding to their presence. His eyes remain closed, has noticeable bilateral hand tremors, and upper extremity decorticate posturing. The patient’s airway is clear, with noticeable dry […]
By Christopher Ebright Stroke is a significant cause of mortality and morbidity in the United States, ranking fifth among all causes of death.1,2 According to the American Heart Association, every 3 minutes and 42 seconds someone dies of a stroke, accounting for approximately 1 of every 19 deaths. Additionally, 62% of stroke deaths occur in the […]