Don’t Always Trust Your Monitor

In today’s episode we are joined with Gerard (NYS AEMTP), Justin (NYS EMT-B) and our EMT-B Intern Kelsey to review a call in which a Paramedic utilizes his skills of observation to piece together a diagnosis. Sometimes EMS providers can not rely on their monitoring equipment to tell the truth. This is why knowing signs and symptoms of disease processes will assist you in deciding a treatment path without wasting time. We will discuss Hypotension, Orthostatic Vital Signs and the now debunked ATLS guidelines for Hypotension and pulses.   

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 Disclaimer: The information provided in this podcast is no replacement for proper EMT/Paramedic training, education and or practice. The skills, techniques, ideas and theories offered in this audio represent the individual participants featured in this audio and are not intended to showcase the only method of performing these skills. Please continue to consult with your local EMS system, Agency Standard Operating Procedures/Medical Director, Your Local and State Protocols and your EMS educator for clarification and further proper EMT/Paramedic training. 

Music: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vddV8j9VvFY  

Microphone Used: Blue Snowball, Software Used In Creating This Content: Sony Movie Studio, Voicemeeter Banana

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