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New Technology Helps First Responders Treat Kids More Effectively [KSTP Minnesota]

New technology is helping paramedics treat young patients, and North Memorial medics are the first in the state to use it. When an emergency happens and an ambulance is called, first responders fly into action. But when that person needing help is a child, “…the stress level is that much higher,” Dr. John Lyng with North Memorial Ambulance Service and Air Care said.

North Memorial Celebrates Technology First [CCX Media Minnesota]

North Memorial Health Care is the first in the state to use a certain kind of technology to treat pediatric patients. The technology is used in North Memorial helicopters and ambulances. –You hear it all the time, seconds count during an emergency. Dealing with children in critical situations takes it up a notch.

Ritz Carlton Patient Satisfaction in EMS — Making it a Fond Farewell [Carolina Fire Rescue EMS Journal]

It’s two p.m. on a Sunday afternoon and you and your crew find yourself searching for an address in a beaten up mobile home park. A 75-year-old female is living alone and suffers a fall and likely has a broken hip. The neighbors wave you down as your vehicle finds its way through the crowded streets. The woman’s name is Ms. Jones and she is clearly in a significant amount of pain. Her morphine dose is ready to be given, yet her skin is so brittle and her veins so flat that multiple attempts at an IV fail.

Rethinking Pediatrics [JEMS]

If you met Peter Antevy, MD, at a party and asked him what he did for a living, chances are he would say, “I’m a pediatric emergency room doctor.” This answer is the equivalent of calling the Grand Canyon a “deep crater” or Niagara Falls a “waterfall.”

Coral Springs Fire Department Save Choking Victim [Coral Springs Talk]

In a terrifying moment for a local mom, her one year-old daughter Arianna started choking on a grape, completely obstructing her airway. The mother made a distressing phone call to the Coral Springs 911 dispatch center where police first arrived on the scene and performed CPR until she was handed off to paramedics.

Benefits of treating kids on-scene during cardiac arrest [Inside EMS Podcast]

In this week’s Inside EMS podcast quick clip, hosts Chris and Kelly are joined by Dr. Peter Antevy, who discusses reasons for treating pediatric patients on-scene rather than rapidly transporting during a cardiac arrest. In the adult world, unless you get ROSC, EMS knows that every second that goes by reduces the neurological outcome and survivability, Antevy said. For that reason, many agencies mandate that EMS stay on-scene for 20 minutes.

A New Pediatric Approach – The Handtevy System [The Pony Express]

Any time you are dispatched to a pediatric call, there is always an increased level of anxiety. Couple that with the fact that a majority of EMS calls involve adults and it’s no wonder that these low-volume, high-risk scenarios can cause even the most experienced medics stress. Adding to the anxiety is the real possibility of making a medication dosing error.

The Handtevy – Difficult Dose [WSVN South Florida]

Glenda Robinson can smile now watching her 6-year-old son Jeremy Splash around in the water, but it was a very different scene four years ago when his older sister found him floating face down in the backyard pool.
Glenda Robinson: “We don’t know how long he was in the water, but she said when my husband pulled him out, he was purple, blue purple.”

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