Herniation’s and Hematoma’s, a review of Brain injuries

In this session we will review different types of injuries to the brain.  Pathophysiology of intracranial pressure and the Monroe-Kelle theory will be reviewed.  Primary and secondary brain injuries including:  hematoma’s, brain herniation, and diffuse axonal...

Heads Up! Traumatic Brain Injury

Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a major cause of death and disability following trauma. Actions taken by the EMS provider—regardless of level of training—have a direct impact on patient outcomes. This presentation is geared towards all levels of EMS provider. It...

The Wrong Way to Accessorize: Ventricular Pre-Excitation Pathways

We’ve all heard of Wolff-Parkinson-White Syndrome, but how about Lown-Ganong-Levine or Mahaim Fiber Tachycardia? Ventricular pre-excitation through abnormal accessory pathways has often been covered as an afterthought to cardiology education for EMS providers, with...

“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...

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