Before beginning as a flight nurse, Janet worked in various departments through the hospital gaining knowledge and experience in ICU, obstetrics, and ER. Janet has been a flight nurse since 2004 and works full time for Life Flight Eagle out of Kansas City. In addition to flying, she enjoys teaching part-time for EMS conferences across the country and for local paramedic programs. She also writes modules for various online forums. You can follow her to see where she will be next to www.emsteacher.com.
Kids can be scary, especially when a healthcare provider doesn’t take care of kids on a regular basis. We are going to review the little tips and tricks that Pediatric experts have compiled over the years to help us sift through what is a critical need-to-know and what isn’t that concerning. Is a […]
With the Baby Boomer generation entering into the definition of Geriatrics, the population has boomed again with a large increase in the number of patients we care for who are over the age of 65. With that increase comes a number of considerations we need to keep in mind when caring for our geriatric patients.
We will review the most common respiratory diagnoses found in EMS and the differences between the way the symptoms present in EMS and the treatment options. Included in the list of diagnoses are COPD, Asthma, CHF, Pneumonia, Pulmonary Embolus and ARDS. Also included are special notes about Ventilator Acquired Pneumonia (VAP) and what we can […]
There is evidence that supports the use of inducing hypothermia, but only in “certain” conditions. What happens when hypothermia occurs in the “uncertain” patients? Why does mortality increase dramatically in the trauma patient when exposed to even mild hypothermia? What can EMS/ER do to prevent this and to better our patient’s outcomes?
What is the difference between a side effect, an allergy and anaphylaxis? What do you do when a patient says he/she is allergic to epinephrine? And why is it that someone who is allergic to peanuts can eat French fries fried in peanut oil? In this session, we will review what happens in the body […]
We go on so many calls where “chest pain” is the complaint. What other conditions can cause chest pain? What is the reason why Nitroglycerin works as well as it does, but we have to be careful when administering it to someone who we suspect is having an Inferior MI? What happens when someone earns […]