If you missed Part 1, go check it out. When we meet COPD patients in the field, they should already have been diagnosed with COPD and be given a treatment regimen to follow to ease the symptoms. A lot of the time, we get called when those home treatments and remedies fail to control an
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Everybody loved Spock. But the acting legend behind him, Leonard Nimoy, was diagnosed with a disease that is all too common in EMS contacts. Nimoy was suffering from the effects of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disorder, or COPD. If you were a follower of his Twitter page, you’d notice he tweeted on the symptoms quite frequently,
So we have covered the physiology of respiration, now we are going to cover the waveforms and what each part means. We know that capnography is the measurement of exhaled CO2, so how does the monitor interpret the action of cellular respiration and ventilation into something we can use? The capnography probe on many popular
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You get your pateint on the cot and get her outside fast. Your partner gets an IV and you start working on getting another set of vitals. As the oscillometric BP cuff whines to life, you squeeze out 1 inch of nitroglycerin paste onto a piece of wax paper and place it on the left
The dispatcher wakes you from a sound sleep with a traditional morning wake up call. You made it back after taking a refusal on an anxious person several hours prior, and you can already smell the coffee as you wake from your sleepy state. The shift is almost over, and home awaits after your relief.
The Case You are returning from another call, it’s about mid-day, and you’re thinking about the leftover lunch from last day’s chicken tacos waiting for you in the fridge, when your mobile data terminal chimes in an update. Almost simulatenous your once quiet mobile radio crackles to life. “Unit fifteen respond to a six charlie