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Supraglottic Airways

Airway management is arguably the most important capability the prehospital provider brings to the patient. The ability to mitigate issues involving the airway is something that could be the proverbial difference between life and death. Now with the variety of techniques and tools, the well trained and well equipped prehospital care provider can essentially deal … Continue reading Supraglottic Airways

Tranexamic Acid (TXA)

At least in the United States, the GOLD standard of prehospital trauma care has been appreciating the importance of the "GOLDen hour." This concept of getting the patient to the closest appropriate trauma center quickly has time and time-again, proven to save lives. The idea is that prehospital crews have very few treatment options when … Continue reading Tranexamic Acid (TXA)

CHF Exhacerbation

Epidemiology + Pathophysiology CHF exacerbation is a common issue that is encountered by EMSApproximately 5 million Americans have congestive heart failureIt is the most common reason for hospitalization for patients over the age of 65Nearly 50% of patients diagnosed with CHF will die within 5 yearsCongestive Heart Failure is the heart's inability to adequately pump … Continue reading CHF Exhacerbation

Cardio-Cerebral Resuscitation (CCR)

What is CCR? Cardio Cerebral Resuscitation (CCR) is a systematic approach to delivering resuscitative care to the patient in cardiac arrest. It is comprised of three pieces: Hands only bystander CPRPrehospital provider CPR focusing on high quality compressions with minimal interruptions, early defibrillation and administration of epinephrine when appropriateTransport to a cardiac arrest center. This … Continue reading Cardio-Cerebral Resuscitation (CCR)