Thoracic Illnesses and Injuries

This lecture will discuss the pathophysiology, identification and BLS and ALS treatment of common thoracic illnesses injuries.  Procedures including needle decompression, chest tube insertion and Emergency Department thoracotomies will also be reviewed.  The main...

No Medic Available- Effective BLS response to Diabetic Emergencies

Diabetes is the 7th leading cause of death in the US, and many diabetic emergencies are life threatening, accounting for roughly 15 million ER visits annually. Yet many EMTs and first responders have only a superficial understanding of the pathophysiology, causes,...

Bias, Equity and Inclusion for First Responders.

We all have some level of unconscious bias. The key is to become aware of your own biases and work to transform them so that they do not negatively impact the people you are caring for or the people that you work with.  The goal of this training is to give first...

Differential Diagnosis in the Prehospital Setting

The presentation will discuss the concept of differential diagnosis and how it can be utilized in the prehospital setting while offering the assessment tools needed to support the differential diagnosis process.

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