[audio:25_TexasEMSConf2010.mp3] (34:28) One day in and we are both already tired. We talk about the different classes and workshops Ron went to, including Kelly’s PediALS workshop.
Learning all about tourniquets and hemostatic (clotting) agents including recommendations for what works, and a history of tourniquet use from Larry Torrey’s “All bleeding stops eventually”.
Why do we design things in EMS for the rare cases? How often do we need Pedi ALS? Of the calls we get how many are pedi, and of those how many involve ALS, IV or ET? Kelly knows. And Ron gets excited over using an EZ-IO for the first time.
More ways animals make the ultimate sacrifice for medicine.
What if your program required you to be able identify breath sounds and heart sounds in a noisy distracting environment before they’d let you wear a stethoscope? Well Bob Page’s student have to do that, and Ron learned a lot in his Stethoscopy for Dummies lecture. Would it be a consolation if he gave you a Littmann stethoscope when you passed?
How do you clean your laryngoscope? Or do you? Learn about the cool stuff the audience saw and that Kelly liked.
Learn a tip on balancing a show like this one. This episode was recorded live at the Texas EMS Conference in Austin Texas November 22, 2010.
C.A.T – Combat Application Tourniquet Get it in Orange because you are an EMT and not a tactical wannabe.
Littmann Master Stethoscope
Ron’s DRG Stethoscope
SafeSeal Stethoscope Diaphragms.
The R.A.L.E Repository
Stylite, maybe Surch-Lite