Tag Archives: Learning

RescueDigest Resources: Difficult Airway Management

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RescueDigest’s Top Picks of essential resources for critical topics in emergency services.   Difficult Airway Management: BLS through ALS, what’s the best? Airway management is the first and most critical objective in emergency patient care. We’ve found simple methods to rapidly identify and assess difficult airway conditions, new techniques to improve your odds of success, and novel ways to use the tools ...

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RescueDigest Resources: Critical Thinking in Emergency Services Education

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RescueDigest’s Top Picks of essential resources for critical topics in emergency services.   Critical Thinking in Emergency Services Education: Teaching not just “how”, but “why”! An emergency responder who is an independent thinking is a valuable commodity.  It’s clear that critical thinking must be part of an education program in order to teach students to become intelligent, compassionate and skillful emergency responders. But ...

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RescueDigest Resources: Social Media Policies and Marketing for Emergency Services

RescueDigest’s Top Picks of essential resources for critical topics in emergency services.   Social Media and Emergency Services: Promoting and policing your service. While department social media feeds are becoming commonplace, few agencies are using social media tools to promote their organization  effectively. What policies and guides to use to keep your social media use on target and out of hot ...

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RescueDigest Resources: Caring for Geriatrics

RescueDigest’s Top Picks of essential resources for critical topics in emergency services.   Caring for Geriatrics: The Challenge of Elder Care Today the proportion of the elderly in America is greater today than ever before and is growing even larger. What’s more, the elderly tend to be our sickest and most challenging patients. What signs and symptoms may indicate common ...

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RescueDigest Resources: Prehospital Intubation: To ET or Not ET?

RescueDigest’s Top Picks of essential resources for critical topics in emergency services.   Prehospital Intubation: To ET or Not ET, that is the question. Do field-placed ET tubes improve patient outcomes? Should all cardiac arrest patients arrive at the hospital intubated? Exactly what airways qualify as BLS now? Should your airway choices change if the problem is medical illness or ...

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RescueDigest Resources: Difficult Student Behavior

RescueDigest’s Top Picks of essential resources for critical topics in emergency services. Do YOU have difficult students like this? Dealing with Difficult Student Behavior: Is the solution policies, parenting or perhaps something else? The Know-it-all. The Worrier. The Heckler. The Rambler. The Cheater. Is one rotten apple going to spoil your whole program?  How can educators differentiate between difficult students and difficult ...

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Extrication Training Symposium

A RescueDigest Extrication Training Opportunity! A RescueDigest affiliate, the Southeastern Extrication School is a non-profit organization comprised of six volunteers committed to furthering the response capabilities of local emergency responders to motor vehicle collisions and other types of entrapments.  Their efforts include purchasing specialty equipment not commonly available for emergency use, providing local departments and industry training, and furthering our ...

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One Door Opens, Another One Closes

Wait, Isn’t it supposed to be the other way around with doors? Over the past three years I’ve been blessed with the opportunity to try my hand at writing (articles and textbooks), research (American Heart and Stroke Associations) and presenting (Lectures and Workshops). These are all things that, as was true about my introduction to emergency services in the late ...

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