This EMTprep Education Segment reviews Le Fort Fractures and how they're classified. Knowing this information can help you on test questions and in the field when you hear someone refer to it or if you run across a patient suffering from these type of injuries.
This video dives into 4 important ECG rhythms every EMT should be aware of. While treatment of these rhythms is out of the scope of practice for the EMT, it is important to be aware of their significance. This is a great video for EMT's who are planning on attending AEMT or Medic school. As always, follow your local protocols.
All living cells in the human body require oxygen in order to efficiently convert glucose into energy. In order for cells to receive oxygen, there needs to be adequate blood flow throughout the body so that oxygen-rich blood can deliver oxygen to the tissues and cellular respiration can occur. When there is impedance in the bodies’ ability to perfuse blood to the tissues, shock may occur. Shock occurs when there is a circulatory failure throughout the entire body, which results in cellular damage and can lead to multiple organ failures if not treated immediately.
Blood pressure is a major determinate in the perfusion of tissues because there needs to...