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Three Abdominal Assessment Tips

Here are three signs and symptoms you should be looking for during your abdominal assessments. Knowing these can help you identify those signature clues given on exams and lead you to the correct diagnosis and what the question is looking for. I also go over a video included in the members area that you should […]

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Art Of Patient Rapport

Steve Whitehead of The EMT Spot was the guest speaker in this Boot Camp session.  Steve discussed how to create patient rapport by gathering intelligence, the power of first impressions, authority and trust. He also exposed speech that can build or destroy your patient rapport as well as how to diffuse a hostile scene and […]

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Heart Disease | Cardiology Assessment Part 2

This is the second and last segment talking about cardiac assessment and heart disease.  (more…)

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Patient Communication | Paramedic Course Study

This video focuses on patient communication. Nice video and I know will point out things and techniques you may have forgotten.  (more…)

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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 […]

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Geriatrics and Pharmacology

We all know geriatrics take a bunch of medications. Polypharmacy as it relates to geriatrics may not be the most exciting topic but it certainly effects us as EMS professionals. This audio training is sure to help you the next time you encounter that geriatric patient who is taking numerous medications. (more…)

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Say This Not That | Patient Rapport

An event favorite. Steve Whitehead delivers an engaging session and talks about Patient Rapport and communication with your patient. (more…)

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Assessing Altered Mental Status

 This pdf resource focuses on the patient with an altered mental status. Giving you differential diagnosis and things to look for during your patient assessment. (more…)

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Ischemic Heart Disease | Part 1

This first installment on ischemic heart disease is sure to help you master this topic and be a better clinician in the field. (more…)

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Chest Pain Assessment | Part One

Very engaging and entertaining chest pain assessment video presentation. This is part one and more will follow. (more…)

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