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Smoking bans reduce EMS calls, the challenge of increase EMT standards, another positive look at rural EMS, and we’ll take a look at CPAP in our tip segment this week. If that’s what you’re looking for, you found it, right here on this week’s episode of the MedicCast.

MedicCast Episode 346

CPAP_Mask_Oxygen_COPD_CHFGood day and welcome to this week’s episode of the MedicCast. I’m your host, Jamie Davis, the Podmedic and I’d like to welcome you to this week’s show. I’ve got a great show coming up for you this week including a news item inspired by listener Matt and his email on changing EMT standards in Pennsylvania. Then, after the news, I’ll bring you a tip segment on continuous positive airway pressure or CPAP in this week’s tip of the week. All of that is coming up next here on the MedicCast.

Before we get to that though, please make sure you check out the links and additional information available for you over at the MedicCast blog at MedicCast.com/blog. There’s a show notes link at the top of the page. Click that link and it will take you right to the most recent episode and you can scroll down there to find any previous episode. There’s also a search box there for you on the right if you are looking for something in particular. Take some time and make sure you follow up on the information you get on the show and understand how it applies to your EMS practice and protocols.

If you want to get back in touch with me, make sure you do so. You can email me at podmedic@mac.com. Shoot me an email with your comments and questions on the shows, or you can send me suggestions and interview ideas for future episodes. Either way, I work to respond back to every email that comes in and I’ll get back to you as well so keep those emails coming in. Also, if you’re an android user or iPhone or iPad owner, check out the brand new free MedicCast App. Get the free MedicCast app from the Google play store. Get the free MedicCast EMS app for iOS.

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That’s enough contact info. Don’t forget, the ProMed Network Podcast Studio will be recording Live at EMS World Expo in Las Vegas coming up in September. If you’re going to be there, I want to see you at the booth. Come by and make sure you come up and say Hi! I look forward to the opportunity to meet some of the awesome MedicCast audience.

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News:

Smoking Bans Reduce Ambulance Calls

Taking EMT Classes A Challenge

Rural EMS Adjusts to Funding Cuts

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Tip of the Week: The CPAP for EMS Providers

Last week we took a look at COPD patients and how we manage them. This week we look at one of the possible tools for treating those patients, Continuous Positive Airway Pressure devices or CPAP. I’ll be using the Maryland Medical Protocols for the administration of CPAP in this tip segment. There’s a link in the show notes to them as well as to other resources on this treatment. Let’s take a look at CPAP.

Tip of the Week Links

Maryland EMS Provider Protocols

Supplement: CPAP – Journal of Emergency Medical Services (JEMS) @ JEMS.com

Prehospital Use of CPAP – EMSWorld.com

What Is CPAP? – NHLBI, NIH

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Until next time, Scene safety, BSI!

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