Our very first shift-based, Hybrid Academy hits the field this week. You'll see these dedicated professionals from the city of Chino to Redlands and up into the high desert. Thank you to all the Preceptors and their agencies who have dedicated themselves to the future of EMS by taking on each of these students as their interns. We'll see you out there, Academy 28 🙌🏽⛑🚑🚒 #paramedic#paramedicstudent#medicintern
Starting from the bottom once again #advancelifesuport#51w2#paramedicstudent#ems
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Took some advice from a peer who just graduated from the paramedic program, which was to never stop learning. She also came across a text online that said "paramedic students are giving up their lives to learn to save yours." This hit me... It's not about just passing a test, or having the best grades, this is a lifetime journey. I need to have enough knowledge to make life/death decisions in minutes. As many of your know I failed my intermediate lab the first time around but passed the retake course(thank goodness)! So today marks the day where I am preparing to save lives & not just pass the tests, I will succeed and come back to semester 3 better than ever! #heregoesnothing#paramedicstudent#pathophysiology#successisinmyfuture#momoftwo
Intrapleural pressure is the pressure between the organs and structures within the thoracic cavity.
Why is it important? The thoracic cavity is constantly under a slightly negative pressure. When an uncompromised chest is breathing, there becomes an even more negative pressure within the chest. This aids in the return of blood flow to the heart.
When the chest wall is compromised, the chest suddenly becomes neutral with the outside atmosphere. The chest will remain neutral during breathing without treatment.
This causes tension pneumothoraxes and will require needle decompression.
Adequate Ventilation. What does it consist of?
Adequate ventilation requires two things.
1. Adequate rate (respiratory rate)
2. Adequate depth (tidal volume)
Tidal volume is the amount of air that is breathed in during inspiration.
Understanding adequate ventilation is important as an EMT. As a basic level provider, you have the scope to provide ventilation via bag valve mask and provide oxygen. So when do you use it?
Interventions are required when one of the two requirements of ventilation is inadequate. Meaning you will execute interventions when a patient is breathing shallowly, even if they have an adequate rate. You will also execute when they're breathing at an adequate depth, but a slow rate.
Inadequacies in rate or depth decrease the amount of air that reaches the alveoli in the lungs.
Reposted from @nwsde There is a heat wave coming through the Pacific Northwest this weekend, so make sure you are keeping an eye out for the warning signs of Hyperthermia. Especially kids and the elderly. #ems#paramedicstudent#summer#pnw#portland#pdx#outdoors @ems_universe
I am done school, off to practicum for this girl. I cant believe I did it! Tears of joy may have started in this photo. Ive never worked so hard in my entire life. Paramedic school is very very challenging and it does test your mental and emotional capability. I'm happy I made it. I've grown tough skin and I've improved my confidence to a level I never thought I'd get. Ive grown so much as a person and I'm so thankful and very proud of myself that I've come this far and I'm about to go out into the field and apply my learning and get myself ready to write my licensing exam! I'm so excited. Watch out world. Paramedic Amelia has entered.
Now I'm gonna sip a cold beer and start my summer! Whaoo!