In this blog post, Andy discusses invasive versus noninvasive blood preasure monitoring; highlighting the importance of mean arterial pressure (MAP).
In this episode, we review Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS), the benefits of prone positioning, and how we as critical care transport providers can effectively perform these transfers.
In this episode, we discuss the logistics of securing pediatric endotracheal tubes and its relation to the pre-hospital environment.
In this blog post, Andy discusses large vessel occlusions (LVO) and the effectiveness of tissue plasminogen activator (tPA) versus endovascular thrombectomy. He also highlights a pre-hospital stroke scale that will help you determine where to transport your stroke patients to.
In this podcast episode, we discuss Multivalvular Disease. Tune in as we discuss its various characteristics that may affect your patient depending on the combination of valve lesions.
In this episode, we are joined by Tyler Christifulli of the FOAMfrat blog and podcast (formally Lifestar Podcast), and FlightBridgeEd. Tune in as we briefly discuss apneic oxygenation, and the nasal cannulas you should and should not be using for supplementation.
As an EMS provider, how do you choose which facility to transport your trauma patients to? In this blog, Andy discusses trauma center designation and verification, differentiating criteria, and how you can choose the best center for your patient based on specific triage guidelines.
In this episode, we discuss Serotonin Syndrome: a dangerous condition precipitated by the combined use of commonly administered serotonergic drugs such as Fentanyl and Zofran.
In this episode, we continue our electrolyte series by focusing on one of the most abundant minerals in our body: calcium. Tune in as we discuss total calcium and its affects on our critically ill patients; primarily focusing on the measurement of ionized calcium (iCa) levels, and the appropriate treatments for both hypo and hyper states.