Posted by Administrator on 5/8/2013
has heard the question: Where are the ____________? After minutes of searching you either give up
or borrow from another area. This
obviously is not best practice and leads to frustration, inefficiency, errors
and costs money.
Posted by Administrator on 12/10/2012
There are a number of airway suction devices available today with various features and some with distinct benefits. Sometimes the simple is overlooked.
Posted by Spencer Fullerton on 5/22/2012
Medication errors tend to be associated with hospitals but they can happen anywhere and especially in a fast paced prehospital environment. Many remember learning about medication safety in school but what about the 5R’s: Right patient, Right drug, Right dose, Right route and Right time? Many EMS agencies have added the sixth right being Right documentation. In the hospital setting medication errors occur during the prescribing, dispensing and administration of medications. Physicians, pharmacists and nurses are involved. In the prehospital setting, EMTs and paramedics perform the duties of these individuals.
Posted by Administrator on 4/9/2012
How many times have you rummaged through a series of boxes, bins, or cabinets trying to find your supplies for starting an IV? Did you become aggravated because items weren't where they were supposed to be or aggravated by the fact that you just wasted precious time searching?
Posted by Administrator on 2/6/2012
Do you have a handle on securing your medications and knowing if your kits have been opened or if somone has been tampering? Do you have a method of easily identifying which kits need inventory replenishment? Do you have good sign in and sign out logs?