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Ritz Carlton Patient Satisfaction in EMS - Making it a Fond Farewell

by Peter Antevy, MD
It’s two p.m. on a Sunday afternoon and you and your crew find yourself searching for an address in a beaten up mobile home park. A 75-year-old female is living alone and suffers a fall and likely has a broken hip. The neighbors wave you down as your vehicle finds its way through the crowded streets. The woman’s name is Ms. Jones and she is clearly in a significant amount of pain. Her morphine dose is ready to be given, yet her skin is so brittle and her veins so flat that multiple attempts at an IV fail. She screams in pain each time the needle pierces her skin and she yells “20 out of 10” when you question her about how bad it hurts.

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Cracking the code to pre-hospital pediatric care

by Peter Antevy, MD
The single most common cause of anxiety-provoked tachycardia in pre-hospital care is the mere thought of a pediatric call. In EMS departments across this country the fear of treating a sick child is equally pervasive amongst experienced and inexperienced providers. If you have experienced this type of call, you can easily understand that the combined emotional energy of the provider, parent and child is a recipe for substandard care, both on scene and en-route to the hospital.

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Innovation Zone

Innovation Zone’s Chris Cebollero reviews the Handtevy™ Pediatric Box a complete, portable pediatric resuscitation and drug dosing system.

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