“Why Does it Hurt So Bad?”

Pain management standards have been researched, encouraged and, at times, legally enforced. Yet, pain management continues to be the most underutilized skill in our industry. Research has shown that greater than 60 % of EMS agencies across the country do not have pain...

Demystifying Pacemakers

We have all had patients who have pacemakers / AICD. These devices are getting smaller each year and are much more prevalent than they were 15 years ago. But how do they work? What does the magnet really do? What happens when the AICD fires? In this interactive...

Pressor Pressure

What pressors do your administered to which patient and why?  This informative session will document what medication or combinations of medications will work for different patients with different kinds of shock.

Dancing to the Beat: Understanding Cardiac Pharmacology

Understanding how cardiac medications influence the pathophysiology of patients suffering with cardiac conditions are important concepts for the EMS provider.  This session will provide participants with a simple, and understandable approach to how cardiac medications...

Every Breath You Take: The Most Common Respiratory Diagnoses

We will review the most common respiratory diagnoses found in EMS and the differences between the way the symptoms present in EMS and the treatment options.  Included in the list of diagnoses are COPD, Asthma, CHF, Pneumonia, Pulmonary Embolus and the effects of...

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