Articles That May Change Your Practice: Prehospital Plasma

Patients with severe traumatic injuries require time-sensitive correction of blood loss to improve outcomes. If not managed promptly and appropriately, uncontrolled hemorrhage may lead to a lethal triad of coagulopathy, acidosis, and hypothermia. Hypoperfusion leads to cellular hypoxia, anaerobic metabolism, …

Impact of Paralytic Agent on Postintubation Sedation

Rapid sequence intubation (RSI) is an airway management technique that results in immediate unresponsiveness and muscular relaxation. It is the most effective means of controlling an emergency airway.1-3 Certified paramedics and nurses often use this method in the prehospital setting …

Investigation of Stethoscope Technology for En Route Care

Stethoscopes are a key diagnostic tool for health care providers, enabling the noninvasive identification of patient diagnoses through auscultation. In conventional low decibel (dB) noise environments, providers are able to auscultate patients using traditional binaural stethoscopes. Traditionally, auscultated sounds range …