But yes I was refering to 911 companies maybe I should have been more specific in choosing my words. I am really not sure about IFT companies as for me I have been doing everything with AMR riverside running ALS calls.
not touching paperwork?
Is that not part of the process of dealing with a pt, i'd go throught a box of gloves a pt if i was to do a change over between writting and touching a Pt.
Just a question, has anyone used the blow by technique alot? doesnt seem like it is very practical but then again i am not working in the field yet so I wouldnt know just want to see what you guys think
Once yo ahve made sure you are not seeing MI, PE, or other "terrible nevergetover", some measures to address this are readily at hand.
1. Get the pt talking. This causes a break in the inhalations. It can also help reassure the pt. Ask them questions.
2. Have the pt pull up their shirt or blouse a little, and breathe/rebreathe the air inside which is warm, moist and quickly oxygen depleted. (Use commonsense, this works poorly with swimwear except maybe in Iran).
3. Continue to monitor, and make darn sure they are not hypertventilating because they are having an MI and are worreid etc. Treat the pt not the label.