Inside EMS Podcast

Hosts Chris Cebollero and Kelly Grayson are joined by Dr. Peter Antevy in this week’s Inside EMS podcast quick clip to discuss reasons for treating pediatric patients on-scene rather than rapidly transporting during a cardiac arrest.


Timely Treatment

We hear about it too often in South Florida. A young child is found floating in a backyard pool. Now fire rescue crews have something new to save lives. Miami-Dade Fire Rescue implemented the Handtevy Pediatric Box early in 2014. Just a few weeks after implementation R38 responded to a call of a 2 year old drowning. Using the Handtevy, the crew was able to regain a pulse prior to arrival at Jackson Memorial Hospital..


Pony Express

by Mark Rosenbaum
Any time you are dispatched to a pediatric call, there is always an increased level of anxiety. Couple that with the fact that a majority of EMS calls involve adults and it’s no wonder that these low-volume, high-risk scenarios can cause even the most experienced medics stress. Adding to the anxiety is the real possibility of making a medication dosing error. One study demonstrated a medication dosing error rate of 34% among 5,547 pediatric patients treated in the field. Another study at a university-affiliated pediatric hospital found 252 tenfold medication errors were identified throughout a five-year period.