Transport respiratory therapists need to be equipped with all the knowledge and clinical skills that traditional RTs have, plus the ability to handle care in difficult environments—including emergencies with the risk of COVID-19 infection.
Category: Ambulance & EMS
Researchers are exploring the life-saving potential of unmanned aerial vehicles (drones) to speed delivery of emergency medical care like defibrillators and rescue medications.Read More
Given the unique anatomy of pediatric and neonatal lungs and the inherent frailties associated with them, extra care is required of clinicians when resuscitating this population.Read More
Intubating patients can be a difficult task, and the practice can prove even more challenging in pre-hospital settings. However, video laryngoscopy has been shown to improve intubation success and is becoming more commonly used.Read More
The use of mobile phone technology to alert bystanders trained in CPR is helping cardiac arrest victims receive prompt and critical care.Read More
A new system that sent patients to designated cardiac receiving centers dramatically increased the survival rate of victims of sudden cardiac arrest.Read More
An analysis of US hospitals finds that, compared with the least busy, the busiest emergency departments give the best chance of surviving, especially to patients whose condition is life-threatening.Read More