Anaphylaxis is a life-threatening condition. It needs to be identified quickly and treated appropriately to save a patient's life. Today marks our first ever "Patient and Provider" podcast. This means that although the podcast itself is still meant to provide more of the basics, the blog will also be helping educate patients in the relevant condition. Check both the blog and the podcast for all the details.
Sometimes we have to go back to the basics. Airway management has its many advanced methods but with all the great FOAMed out there, very little of it covers the basic approach. We wish to remedy this with guest Kris Maday, PA-C. He is another PA with a podcast. His is called the PAINE Podcast and can be found here.
When a patient needs to be given to EMS for transfer to another facility, it is important to have a solid hand-off. The last podcast was about the EMS to ED hand-off process and it was the most popular podcast to date. With paramedic Geoff Horning the discussion continues with his thoughts about how EMS and ED can work together to make an even better transfer of care.
When EMS brings a patient to the ED, there are many factors that can make that hand-off either good or bad. It seems like no matter how hard each side tries, the message does not always carry over. A lot of it comes down to not addressing the basics of EMS hand-offs to the emergency department. Today, we will be covering how to make that hand-off better with our paramedic friend, Geoff Horning.
There was a lot of coverage for the original Vortex Approach and the revised version has also caught some attention. Others like Minh Le Cong have covered it and the British Journal of Anesthesia has the paper available for free (at this time). It is definitely worth going to the Vortex Approach website as well for details, especially regarding training.
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