Lifesaving procedures like CPAP pose tremendous risk to patients if miscommunications occur during handoffs. The focus of this article is on reducing these errors.
Use of Positive End Expiratory Pressure should be considered for any patient who requires mechanical ventilation, including those in cardiac arrest.
Deplorable conditions — broken or substandard equipment, a lack of drugs, low wages — reflects the meltdown of Ukraine’s health care system.
Mexico has received a shipment of 211 medical ventilators from the United States as part of aid that U.S. President Donald Trump promised.
Given the overwhelming evidence of improved outcomes, prehospital CPAP belongs in every EMS toolbox.