Pulse Ox Troubleshooting Pearls

Pulse oximetry devices can sometimes be a little finicky. Special guest, medic Jason McCullough, runs us through some troubleshooting considerations to keep in mind. These helpful pearls should get your pulse ox working for you, instead of against you! Do you like Mike & Jason’s ‘Medic Nerd’ T-shirts and want one of your own? Click

Head Rotation for Mask Ventilation

This is a guest post from Dr Per Bredmose, anaesthetist and retrieval medicine physician in Norway, also known as Viking One I struggle to ventilate the patient in the resus room, airway pressures are high, the bag doesn’t empty properly. In my mind I plan ahead for the next step. Through my mind goes the

FSU’s Medical Response Unit’s Annual 5K Run

Medic Nerd, Mike Stewart, brought his team out to support Florida State University’s Medical Response Unit during their annual “Run For Your Life 5K” fundraiser event. The MRU, staffed mostly by trained student volunteers, functions as a basic life support and quick response team for medical emergencies across FSU’s campus. For more information about FSU’s Medical

3 Things Paramedics Should Stop Doing.

Paramedics should stop doing these 3 things if they want to deliver better care to their patients.  Check out the podcast to hear all about it!   Show Notes  #1- Stop Using Orthostatic Vital Signs as a Diagnostic Tool Orthostatic Vital Signs Typically obtained by measuring BP with the patient lying, then sitting, and finally

How To Stop Nausea Without Medications

Management of a vomiting patient is typically an unpleasant experience for any provider.  Even if the sight, smell, or sound produced by someone vomiting does not bother you, there is often a particularly foul clean-up process that must occur after treatment has concluded.  However, there is a little-known trick that you can use to stop nausea quickly,

What The Heck Is Racemic Epinephrine?

What The Heck Is Racemic Epinephrine? So there are a few common points of confusion that I have noticed when it comes to epinephrine.  One of them is in regard to the dilution of epinephrine, and the other deals with racemic epinephrine. First, I will attempt to explain what the different dilutions of epinephrine actually mean.