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Asthma In The PreHospital Setting

Effective treatment of an asthmatic requires an understanding of the physiologic causes of asthma and the patient’s severity.  Pre-hospital care providers who can gauge the severity of asthma and deliver the appropriate treatment will be more effective in treating asthmatics. We were joined by Steven Kanarian of LaGuardia Community College Paramedic Program on this session. […]


Using Metered Dose Inhalers

This video shows how to set up and use a metered dose inhaler. While EMS may not be called to set up this type of inhaler it is important to understand how they are assembled and used. Plus listen to the beginning and how she instructs the patient to breathe. Sometimes you have to tell […]