PELVIC IMMOBILIZATION DEVICE

IMPEDANCE THRESHOLD DEVICE (ITD)

A co-oximeter is a blood gas analyzer that, in addition to the status of gas tensions provided by traditional blood gas measurements, measures concentrations of oxygenated hemoglobin (oxyHb), deoxygenated hemoglobin (deoxyHb or reduced Hb), carboxyhemoglobin (COHb), and methemoglobin (MetHb) as a percentage of the total hemoglobin concentration in the blood sample.

TASER BARB REMOVAL

          -ART SWO

IV PROGRAMMABLE VOLUME INFUSION DEVICE

          -Baxter Flo-Gard 6301 Dual Channel Volumetric Infusion Pump

Airway management is arguably one of the most important skills for an EMT-P to master because failure to secure an adequate airway can quickly lead to death or disability.  Endotracheal intubation using rapid sequence intubation (RSI) is the cornerstone of emergency airway management.

The decision to intubate is sometimes difficult. Clinical experience is required to recognize signs of impending respiratory failure. Patients who require intubation have at least one of the following 5 indications:

  • Inability to maintain airway patency
  • Inability to protect the airway against aspiration
  • Failure to ventilate
  • Failure to oxygenate
  • Anticipation of a deteriorating course that will eventually lead to respiratory failure

Cricothyrotomy is an emergency life-saving procedure.  It is an invasive technique which allows a patent airway to be rapidly established for temporary ventilation and oxygenation of those patients in whom airway control is not possible by other means.