COVID-19 patients who develop acute respiratory distress syndrome should be managed in the same way ARDS patients have always been managed.
Return of Spontaneous Circulation Rates in Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest by a Small Urban Fire Department
This study reflects the outcomes of a small urban first responder fire department and may expand the information available for such departments in the United States for study and comparison.
This column will compare and contrast NIV modalities and highlight advantages, disadvantages and selection criteria to help you.
This is a case review showing the efficacy of EtCO2 in shock.
COVID-19 has called attention to the dangers of ventilator circuit disconnects.
This study identifies a clear need for evolving the manual resuscitator in order to ensure every provider can consistently deliver effective care.
Rio Rancho (NM) Fire Rescue details how it implemented the ParaPAC® into its cardiac arrest algorithm.
Emergency Intubation of a Critically Ill Patient with a Difficult Airway and Avoidance of Cricothyrotomy Using the AIROD®
A review of a case study involving the AIROD®, a single-use telescoping rigid bougie, on a male patient who drank hand sanitizer.
This article serves to provide a comprehensive overview of many of the current SGAs available on the market to allow an EMS system to review and possibly adopt into their system.
Advanced Airway Choice in Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest. Can the i-gel® Make a Difference in Patient Survival?
This study investigates the transition from endotracheal intubation to the i-gel® supraglottic airway and the resulting out-of-hospital cardiac arrest survival.
The COVID pandemic has focused new attention on the value of the high-flow nasal cannula.
Decreasing COVID-19 Patient Risk and Improving Operator Safety with the AIROD® During Endotracheal Intubation
A case series of first-attempt intubations using the AIROD®, a single-use telescopic bougie, when intubating COVID-19 patients.
To create a standardized approach for understanding the fundamentals of positive end expiratory pressure (PEEP), the authors have developed the acronym “SOKET” for EMS clinicians at both the BLS and ALS level to remember the core principles of implementing PEEP in their practice.
Asthma is a serious life-threating condition that can present benignly one minute and turn into respiratory failure in a heartbeat.
Wildfires churning out dense plumes of smoke as they scorch huge swaths of the U.S. West Coast have exposed millions of people to hazardous pollution levels.
Reported first-attempt success rates are only between 20% and 73%, and those with the least experience have the lowest success rates, writes Eric Rottenberg.
The mission was to bring a 47-year-old male patient from Biratnagar to the Hospital for Advanced Medicine and Surgery in Kathmandu, Nepal.
This article reviews the essentials of BiPAP, how it differs from CPAP, and summarizes potential advantages and disadvantages.
Patients suffering from infection with SARS-CoV-2 are particularly prone to the development of serious respiratory complications.
The authors comment on the prehospital airway debate at the 2020 NAEMSP Annual Meeting.
Many factors go into the equation for deciding between CPAP and BiPAP for a patient.
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