Researchers theorize that an oscillating waveform may be caused by air movement from chest compression and recoil
By Mike McEvoy
A 52-year old man collapsed at a fitness center while running on a treadmill. Bystanders initiated CPR and delivered one shock with the facility AED.
Your team has been providing ALS care for 12...
The greatest clinical invention of our time confirms and monitors airway placement
By Susan Thibeault
I once asked my 101-year-old great-grandmother, “What was the best invention during your lifetime?”
“The washing machine,” she replied.
Wow, can you imagine life without a washing machine? When I am 101-years-old, if I...
Greg Friese, EMS1 Editor-in-ChiefEMS1.com ColumnistsWhat are the causes of the patient’s distress and what treatments are indicated?The incident: Patient is weak and dizzy
What happened: You are called for a 60-year-old that is “weak and dizzy” and may have passed out. You and your partner find the patient seated on the porch of...
Greg Friese, EMS1 Editor-in-ChiefEMS1.com ColumnistsWhat are the causes of the patient’s distress and what treatments are indicated?The incident: Patient short of breath
What happened: On a warm spring afternoon you are called for a 57-year-old that is short of breath. You and your partner enter a small, tidy home and find your...
We asked EMS1 readers to share their knowledge and use of capnography during patient care
Capnography is widely available to EMS providers for patient assessment and monitoring. We asked EMS1 readers to share their knowledge and use of capnography.
These are the results of our capnography poll call:
What is your level of...
Capnography has revolutionized prehospital patient care and assessment should be part of every EMS system
By Chris Cebollero
Capnography has revolutionized how paramedics diagnosis, treat and manage patients. If your organization has not already implemented capnography here is a 10-step process to successfully implement...
Waveform capnography can now be used at all provider levels to better assess patients in respiratory distress, cardiac arrest, and shock. Capnography offers reliable feedback about the severity of a patient’s condition and how they respond to treatment.