By Rachel Sobel - We talk about CPR a lot. In the field, at conferences, with industry peers and even on social media. If you follow our social media accounts (and we hope you do, cough cough), you will often see stories about the benefits of CPR. One of the biggest topics we call out, is the importance of CPR administered in pre-hospital situations, since it greatly impacts the chances of a more positive outcome.
By Peter Antevy, MD - Wheels up! I am headed to Colorado this week for a really exciting trip! While there’s a lot scheduled in a short visit and I am also taking my 10-year-old son with me for the first time so I’m looking forward to it.
Denver Health is hosting the 43rd annual Rocky Mountain Trauma and Emergency Medicine Conference and I am honored to be delivering the opening keynote on June 16th focusing on Pediatric Resuscitation Psychology. It turns out that the behavioral economics of pediatric resuscitation and the quality of the team skills are more important than any one particular individual involved in the resuscitation (doctors I’m looking at you).
The 3-way stop cock should be in every emergency provider's toolbox. This valuable device has many uses when providing care to critical pediatric patients. Let us know how you use a 3-way in your day to day practice.
By Peter Antevy, MD & Rachel Sobel - Eight years ago, in a gated South Florida community on a summer afternoon, Jonathan Robbins found himself racing to his first serious pediatric call. He and his crew knew they were responding to an unresponsive 2-year-old drowning victim. This was Robbins’ first month on duty as a paramedic; he'd recently completed paramedic school and the required probationary period at the Coral Springs Fire Department. His adrenaline was surging as he mentally prepared for what was to come.