EMTs helping combat vets, marrying a paramedic, colleges prep for active shooters, and we’ll look at the newly reported sepsis criteria in a special segment with EMS educator Kevin Collopy. If that’s what you’re looking for, you found it, right here on this week’s episode of the MedicCast.

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MedicCast Episode 475

Good 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. In this week’s EMS news items we will look at one article I found on what it takes to be the spouse of an EMS provider.

Then in this week’s special tip segment interview recorded in the Physio-Control booth at EMS Today 2016, I chat with Kevin Collopy about the newly released Sepsis assessment guidelines reported in the Journal of the American Medical Association recently. What do they mean for EMS assessment of Sepsis? We’ll find out later in the show after the news.

News:

Helping Combat Vets with Special EMT Programs

So You Want to Marry a Paramedic

Colleges and Active Shooter Drill Preparedness

EMS Tip of the Week: qSOFA Sepsis Assessment Updates

qsofa patient assessmentSepsis and septic shock is one of the things we are supposed to be trained to recognize in EMS but there has never been an EMS-accessible set of assessments that could be used in the prehospital setting. A recent research article on Sepsis in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) talks about redefining the criteria for alerting when a patient has suspected sepsis.

The formerly used SIRS criteria which stands for systemic inflammatory response syndrome has been replace by the SOFA assessment. That stands for systemic organ failure assessment. The good news for EMS is that there was a defined quick SOFA, or qSOFA, which could be used by EMS. At EMS Today in Baltimore, while shooting interviews in the Physio-Control booth, I chatted with EMS Educator Kevin Collopy about the new Sepsis guidelines and what they might mean for EMS and critical care transport. Check it out.

Links:

Society for Critical Care Medicine site

Sepsis.org the Sepsis Alliance

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