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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


Orthostatic Hypotension Debunked – Anand Swaminathan from Statenislandem on Vimeo.

Instead of relying on a highly inaccurate test, use what you SEE and what the patient TELLS YOU to guide your treatment plan, as you would with any other patient.

#2- Don’t Rely on the Presence or Absence of a Palpable Pulse as an Indication of Blood Pressure

#3- Stop Using the “EC” Method When Obtaining a BVM Seal


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