EMT Burn Management: Part 3

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Treatment Guidelines For The Burn Patient You've taken an educated guess on burn depth, calculated the burn area and classified the burns severity. With those priorities out of the way we can start … [Read more...]

EMT Burn Management: Part 2

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Burn Assessment and Treatment: Making The Call In our first installment, we looked at how to determine the thickness of a burn and what that might mean for the patient. Now let’s talk about the … [Read more...]

EMT Burn Management: Part 1

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An EMT Guide to Burn Assessment and Treatment Your patient has been burned. You are going to have to make two important decisions and you may need to make them fast. First you’re going to need to … [Read more...]

Pain Tolerance and the 1 – 10 Scale

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Last night I watched a friend of mine break a stack of bricks with his bare hand. As a trained martial artist he's no stranger to breaking things with his body. In fact, he's been putting his hands … [Read more...]

101 Things We Should Teach Every New EMT

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1) You aren't required to know everything. 2) You are required to know the foundational knowledge and skills of your job. No excuses. 3) Always be nice. It's a force multiplier. 4) There is … [Read more...]