Updated Paramedic Guidelines

We use to update our regional paramedic guidelines every two years, but we have taken a new approach where we hope to update every six months, provided we have good evidence behind our changes.

Chain of Survival Mystery?

Entry Img

Gone is “Effective Advanced Care.”

Rule of Porportionality

Entry Img

This is something valuable to keep in mind, when the QRS is small in leads V2 and V3. You may be able to see an anterior STEMI that others may miss.

D10: Better For Our Patients

I join Rogue Medic in his call. I see no reason why we should continue to give D50 when D10 is better for our patients.

Street Lessons # 6 Don’t Always Believe Your Own Eyes

Don’t assume because the person is fine now, that they were fine when 911 was dialed.

Street Lessons #5 The Hand Drop Test

Just because a person is aware enough to move their hand to avoid their face, doesn’t mean they can’t also be really sick.

Street Lessons #4 Carry Your Gear

I hate not being prepared.

Street Lessons #3 Know Thy Patient

We have no one by that name here.

Street Lessons #2 Troubleshooting the Monitor

When you attach the electrodes, nothing reads on the monitor screen. You recheck the leads and connection to the monitor, which you unplug and then replug several times, all with no change. Still nothing. What do you do now?

Street Lessons

Street Lesson # 1 Don’t Carry Hypotensive Patients in a Stair Chair.

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