Digest #1, July: Training for the Road

Cardio Cerebral Resuscitation

Continuous compressions may be implemented in Ontario services, it is currently being tested in Peel region. This article details the physiological and theoretical information supporting the use of continuous compressions in what is known as “Cardiocerebral Resuscitation – CCR”.
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First steps into preceptorship

One of our original plans when we started EMSstudent.ca was to create a journal of our experiences during the preceptorship portion of our training. Although in retrospect, an entry a day was a bit of a lofty goal, every digest, I’ll try to include some personal thoughts, advice and interesting experiences that have happened over the previous month.
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MCI Brings Training to Life

York Region MedVents and St John Ambulance hosted a Multiple Casualty Incident exercise this month in conjunction with the York Region Police Venturers and Fire Venturers. MedVents is a section of Boy Scouts Canada which focuses on first aid training up to the First Responder Level. The event took place on 11 June 2011 at Bruce’s Mill Conservation Area in Stouffville. Scenarios challenged first aid, leadership and teamwork skills.
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EMSStudent.ca has begun a new initiative and we hope to bring you up to date each month with 3 different articles or article reviews. The material covered will range from diseases and pathophysiology to new studies in the field, and even current events in Ontario communities. The DIGEST will be released on the first day of each month.

Differential Diagnosis

As you get your information from dispatch, you are often only given a small amount of information. As you are on route to your destination, what are some questions you should be ready to ask? What diagnostic tools will you want to use? What tests can you do in the field?

You are called Code 4 to abdo pain and difficulty breathing.

Leave the questions you would ask, in the comment section below, the best ones will be featured in next months digest!

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