Mobile apps designed for first responders promise to increase the quality of care patients receive. By making patient data more accessible, these apps can allow first responders to properly care for the patient, even if they have drug allergies or other extenuating conditions. Currently undergoing beta testing at King's Daughters Medical Center (KDMC) in Brookaven, Mississippi, these apps could save lives by saving time.
A clinician discusses the carfentanil vs fentanyl, other derivatives of fentanyl, the opioid crisis and where we go from here.
A paramedic and Distance CME instructor discusses the coronavirus and EMS safety, including proper handwashing and the best ways to clean your ambulance.
A veteran EMS provider and instructor disucsses the origins of coronavirus and how EMS organizations are reacting to COVID-19.
An EMS provider discusses the personal protective shortage (PPE) caused by the COVID-19 and how responders can continue to work safely.
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An experienced EMS provider discusses the High Performance CPR, Pit Crew CPR, and other best practices for resusitating patients.