[audio:21_StableRhythm.mp3] (35:08) This week Ron experiences his first dead patient and CPR on them. We talk about capnography, and symptomatic bradycardia. Newbie asks about clearing C-spine and moving the head to a neutral position. And Kelly tells how to give informed consent to spinal immobilization. We also answer a number of listener questions.
Mediccast Ep 240 on EMS Clinical Precepting, and Education.
Nexus Protocol for Clearing C-Spine
As a new EMT-B I am about to start IV Therapy class. Any hints or tips for me? Other than the obvious humility that I am about to learn. lol
In a recent episode, treatment for drunk patients was brought up and Kelly stated that dehydration was the biggest problem (and the primary cause of hangover headaches). He then went on to say that he would personally take 1000 mgs of Tylenol and drink a bottle of Gatorade to avoid this.
I was surprised to hear him mention Tylenol since it’s been my understanding that taking acetaminophen before or after consuming alcohol can put a strain on the liver and possibly even cause damage to it. Is this true or have I been misinformed?
Prilosec for anaphalaxis. Going along with your discussion on drugs and how/why they work, in the ER, we had a patient come in with a severe reaction to an unknown substance and the protocol was Epi 1:1,000, Benadryl and Prilosec, all IV. The doc told me that the Prilosec is also a histamine blocker that addresses the receptors that Benadryl doesn’t affect. Do y’all have any experience with this and is this something we can expect to be rolled out to EMS at some point?