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Fortunately for most patients with special needs, they and their caregivers are very knowledgeable on how to care for their special need(s). Unfortunately, it is when they have tried everything that they were taught and it still doesn't work that they call 9-1-1. It can...

Often used as a Continuing Education module, this class reviews the medications that an EMT is able to give without ALS assistance. We review the indications, contraindications, side effects, and little known trivia about SL Nitro, Charcoal, Epi-Pen, Oxygen, Oral Glucose Gel and aspirin and...

30 years ago it was thought that if a little oxygen is good for you, then a lot must be even better. And that was the case until studies proved that too much of a good thing really isn't the best for our patients. Oxygen...

The American Heart Association has deemed Capnography the gold standard for many years in assessing circulatory status and confirming ETT placement. But we aren't just applying it to assessing the severity of respiratory distress and longer; we use it for post anesthesia, assessing the efficiency...

Ventricular Assist Devices or VADs are a truly lifesaving advance in medicine for those whose hearts just aren’t pumping as they should. This class will show you how VADs “Pump Up the Volume” (even if they leave you as an EMS provider unable to find...

As EMS providers, we are given a LOT of information about the heart…sometimes if feels like too much. This class will deconstruct the mystery and re-present some important information about the heart. The goal is to help us really understand what happens when our patients...

Hemo…Peritoneal…Fluid restriction…Boxes of fluid in your garage?...

Pregnancy is a beautiful time of anticipation and excitement. It can also be a source of anxiety for EMS providers. This class will present normal and abnormal pregnancy presentations. Normal and abnormal birth presentations and field delivery will be discussed. Special considerations and predelivery emergencies...

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