Specialized Paramedicine

TECC After-Action Video

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13 students representing seven agencies participated in SpecMed’s inaugural TECC class at Livingston County EMS on March 17-18. Some topics covered included Rescue Task Force operations and ballistic protection, TECC in fire and rescue environments, and applying tactical medical principles to more “conventional” assignments that include an element of threat. The class was presented through… Read More ›

Critical Care »

Resources for Right Ventricular MI and Cardiogenic Shock

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The following resources deal with the topics of right ventricular infarction, proximal RCA occlusion, and cardiogenic shock. Life in the Fast Lane: Right Ventricular Infarction Circulation: Cardiogenic Shock Weingart on Cardiogenic Shock Right Ventricular Infarction: Specific Requirements of Management Inferior MI Approach to Hemodynamic Shock and Vasopressors

Tactical Medicine »

TECC After-Action Video

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13 students representing seven agencies participated in SpecMed’s inaugural TECC class at Livingston County EMS on March 17-18. Some topics covered included Rescue Task Force operations and ballistic protection, TECC in fire and rescue environments, and applying tactical medical principles to more “conventional” assignments that include an element of threat. The class was presented through… Read More ›

Toxicology »

Salicylate toxicity

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So when we think about a salicylate in medicine what is the first thing that comes to mind? Most of us would probably spring back with acetylsalicylic acid, ASA. Aspirin is a common source of salicylates, but there are so many products available on the market that are unsuspecting. A list from salicylatesensitivity.com includes: Acne… Read More ›

Disaster Medicine »

Body Armor: Not Just for TEMS?

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In September, FEMA released a guideline for EMS and fire response to active killer events, which it terms AS/MCI’s. Quoted here are the salient operational points, emphasis added: Considerations should be made for all potential first responders, including LE patrol officers, to be trained to the basic tenets of TECC. Training, equipment and protocols around… Read More ›

Emerging Trends »

A Quick Look at the King Vision

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The King Vision (KV) has emerged as the prehospital video laryngoscope of choice within the local EMS regions. As such, many providers may be seeking information and training on this device. King Systems provides a series of videos¬†offering an overview and operational guidelines on its use. Some highlights from these videos: The blade must be… Read More ›