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Nov 19, 2019

Hyperkalemia Intro

  1. Potassium is primarily an intracellular ion responsible for maintenance of the resting membrane potential for normal cell conduction.
  2. Serum measured potassium is typically between 3.5 and 5.0 mEq/L.
  3. Serum K greater than 5.0 mEq/L is generally considered the threshold for hyperkalemia.
  4. Potassium is...


Sep 30, 2019

Transporting a sick DKA patient is challenging. Surprisingly, there's a bit more to it than "just" administering fluid and monitoring an insulin infusion.

Read more and find references at curbtobed.com


Aug 19, 2019

In our first official “vodcast”, we discuss pearls and pitfalls of transcutaneous pacing, and how it’s much more difficult than “you either have capture or you don’t”.

“Phantom” complexes are rarely reported on or discussed in Paramedic school, but one monitor manufacturer appreciates how they can...


Jun 16, 2019

First, there are two proposed mechanisms of CPR, brilliantly summarized in this paper:

Cardiac Pump Mechanism:

“blood is squeezed from the heart into the arterial and pulmonary circulations, with closure of the mitral and tricuspid valves, preventing retrograde blood flow, and opening of the aortic and pulmonary...


May 21, 2019

Join us as we interview Andrew Fisher on the multiplicity of managing civilian trauma patients. Although the complexity of trauma management is often understated, the basics are often not managed appropriately, and can have an appreciable affect on trauma outcomes.


We discuss TEG, blood product administration, acute...