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Training Categorized: Patient Assessment

Commonly Used EMS Acronyms

In this video, we review the most commonly used acronyms in EMS. SAMPLE, OPQRST, AVPU, SOAP, AEIOU-TIPS, DCAP-BTLS, BSI. Remember, always follow your local protocols.

The Combat Application Tourniquet (CAT)

In this video, we demonstrate how to place a CAT tourniquet. This video is specifically provided by EMTprep to assist Members in preparing for the NREMT exam and related skills sheets and for no other purpose. NREMT study aids and resources provided by EMTprep are not intended to provide training for life saving techniques, emergency response training, or any other type of medical training.

There are several things that go into giving a HEAR report that are effective. The purpose of a HEAR report is to let the hospital know:

  • What type of patient you are bringing in
  • What resources or type of room they may need
  • How quickly they need to be seen by a doctor on arrival

Your HEAR report allows the hospital to allocate resources and staff to the highest priority patients. If you do not give them an adequate or accurate picture they cannot triage the department effectively.

Aspects of the perfect HEAR report are:

  1. Know what you are going to say before you key the mic or dial the phone.
    • You must plan what you will say so...

In this article, we are going to cover:

  • The anatomy of the pelvis
  • Types of pelvic fractures
  • Pelvic fracture concerns
  • How to manage pelvic fractures

Anatomy of the Pelvis

            The pelvis is made from two bones. The bones join in the front, at the symphysis pubis, and in the back with the sacrum, at the sacroiliac joints. This forms a ring, and typically when a ring breaks it will break in two places. The pelvis contains ligaments that help hold the sacrum to the iliac bones, the two pubic bones at the pubic symphysis, and the sacrum to the coccyx. There are also blood vessels and nerves that run through the pelvis so if there is...