Paramedics are required to rapidly analyze patient conditions and choose the best course of action to keep the patient stable and alive before they can be transported to a hospital or other treatment facility. Quick thinking, and the ability to perform standard diagnostic and treatment procedures in unpredictable conditions and locations are vital skills for any paramedic. Any paramedic working in the field should have deep knowledge of:

  • Airway Management (CPR & more!)
  • Spinal Injury & Fracture Management
  • Triage
  • Medication administration

…as well as other essential skills for emergency medical treatment and transport of patients.

Knowing about these topics is even more vital for paramedics who are interested in moving into emergency nursing or other careers in emergency medicine. Assembled here are resources covering the core skills that no paramedic should be without. These resources range from basic articles covering diagnostic and treatment methods, to in-depth documents detailing every step of treatment for burns, spinal injuries, obstetric emergencies, and more. For paramedics looking to bone up on the basics, or dig deep into the research and theory behind emergency treatment practices, there are myriad excellent resources to choose from. Each section of this article is devoted to a specific type of emergency injury and treatment, and the pages within each category are ordered arbitrarily.

    Advanced Cardiac Life Support

    When a patients heart stops working properly, paramedics have to act fast to stabilize the patient, often using defibrillators and heart medication to restart the heart and mitigate the damage that can result from even brief cardiac arrest. These pages cover the basics and the in-depth research behind advanced cardiac life support.

  1. The New England Journal of Medicine: Advanced Cardiac Life Support in Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest

    The New England Journal of Medicine: Advanced Cardiac Life Support in Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest

    Renowned for their wealth of knowledge on a variety of subject matters, The New England Journal of Medicine provides a great article on Advanced Cardiac Life Support in Out-of-Hospital, which is great for practitioners looking for valuable information on how to aid individuals suffering from cardiac arrest. With insightful information on methods, results, and a thorough background, it can prove to be the life-saving difference.

  2. UpToDate: Advanced cardiac life support (ACLS) in adults

    UpToDate: Advanced cardiac life support (ACLS) in adults

    Excellent CPR and early defibrillation skills remain the cornerstones of basic and advanced cardiac life support. This article emphasizes the need to uphold the standard

  3. ACLS Training Center: Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support Training Videos

    ACLS Training Center: Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support Training Videos

    ACLS Training Center trains students with instructional videos, mostly focused on CPR and arrhythmia interpretation. This training can be part of a paramedic’s overall training or a useful refresher.

  4. MadScientist Software: ACLS Algorithm Flowcharts

    MadScientist Software: ACLS Algorithm Flowcharts

    Approved by the American College of Emergency Physicians, Mad Scientist software is a useful took in ACLS education. Their ACLS Algorithm Flowcharts are excellent training materials for paramedics studying emergency cardiac medicine.

  5. SkillStat

    SkillStat

    This is the perfect tool for paramedics who want to test their ECG knowledge and prepare for ACLS certification. It was created so that emergency medical workers can have a deeper knowledge of the human heart.

  6. Australian Family Physician: Basic and advanced cardiac life support

    Australian Family Physician: Basic and advanced cardiac life support

    The Australian Family Physician: Basic and advanced cardiac life support outlines the best advice for assisting others with the essential skills for ensuring cardiac viability in the face of complications. The guide is incredibly comprehensive, detailing drug regiments, along with useful pictures on compression and more.

  7. RCP Advanced Life Support: Free Advanced Life Support, Critical Care and EMS Videos

    RCP Advanced Life Support: Free Advanced Life Support, Critical Care and EMS Videos

    RCP Advanced Life Support: Free Advanced Life Support, Critical Care and EMS Videos has a great collection of videos for those looking to further refine their life-saving skillset. Topics in the videos include CPR, ventricular fibrillation, and placing of a vena cava filter.

  8. LifeCare Ambulance, Inc: ACLS Protocols

    LifeCare Ambulance, Inc: ACLS Protocols

    A list of emergency protocols for ACLS, paramedics can benefit from the study of these simple and basic guidelines. With procedures for chest pain, cardiac arrest, resuscitation and more, this guide is a must have in all ambulances for emergency life support.

  9. EKG Library

    EKG Library

    An electrocardiogram is an electrical recording of the heart and is used in the investigation of heart disease. This library is a collection of realistic looking recordings which will help improve a paramedic’s ECG skills.

  10. Essential Information for EMT’s and Paramedics

    Essential Information for EMT's and Paramedics

    This is an educational web site by Dr. Dale Dubin, which includes important EKG information about EKG tracings, 12 lead EKG’s, and cardiac monitors. For EMTs and paramedics, practical understanding of the display on cardiac monitors is critical to the care of all emergency patients.

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    Airway Management

    Keeping a patients airway open and clear of obstruction is a vital skill for paramedics. Sometimes basic CPR is enough to keep a patient alive until more in-depth diagnostics can be performed, but intubation and even tracheotomies can also be used to keep a patients airway clear during resuscitation and treatment.

  12. Rochester General Health System: Defining the Learning Curve for Paramedic Student Endotracheal Intubation

    Rochester General Health System: Defining the Learning Curve for Paramedic Student Endotracheal Intubation

    Endotracheal intubation is a crucial skill for paramedic students to master. This article discusses the struggle that many students have with this skill, particularly because of the inability to practice live before graduating from an EMT program.

  13. Paramedic: Airway Management

    Paramedic: Airway Management

    This textbook, Paramedic: Airway Management, is written by a paramedic for paramedics, and uses a case-based approach to help future paramedics develop analytical skills, while learning the content and skills of airway management. It includes case studies, key terms, and more.

  14. Cram: Airway Management and Ventilation Paramedic Care Flashcards

    Cram: Airway Management and Ventilation Paramedic Care Flashcards

    This site offers an online flash card study system for paramedics studying Airway Management And Ventilation. After studying, students can quiz themselves on the materials they’ve learned.

  15. U.S. Fire Administration: The Development of Advanced Airway Management Strategies To Improve the Standard of Care at Littleton Fire Rescue

    U.S. Fire Administration: The Development of Advanced Airway Management Strategies To Improve the Standard of Care at Littleton Fire Rescue

    This document was developed to create advanced airway strategies for Littleton Fire Rescue. These newly created standards create confident emergency responders and save more lives.

  16. Airway World

    Airway World

    Airway World is an on-line knowledge center dedicated to the advancement of airway management. They offer live webinars, videos, research reports, airway literature, as well as simulation and devices for paramedics to practice techniques on.

  17. Paramedics of Manitoba: Airway Management

    Paramedics of Manitoba: Airway Management

    Excellent CPR and early defibrillation remain the cornerstones of basic and advanced cardiac life support. This article emphasizes the importance of upholding these standards of excellence in emergency care.

  18. National Emergency Medical Services Information System: Out-of-hospital airway management in the United States

    National Emergency Medical Services Information System: Out-of-hospital airway management in the United States

    A paper meant to share the importance of out-of-hospital airway management in the United States. Many paramedics are involved in resuscitation, and understanding, training, and education are paramount.

  19. Airway Cam Portal

    Airway Cam Portal

    Airway Cam Portal helps equip and train paramedics in anatomy, pathology, algorithms, equipment, and techniques of intubation. They have a video library that focuses on training the individuals who might practice airway management.

  20. International Academy of Cardiovascular Sciences: New CPR Guidelines A Change From A-B-C to C-A-B

    International Academy of Cardiovascular Sciences: New CPR Guidelines A Change From A-B-C to C-A-B

    The objective of IAOCS is to promote the understanding and practice of cardiology. They publish cardiovascular journals, books and symposia proceedings, and work on creating public awareness on cardiovascular issues.

  21. SLAM Airway Training Institute

    SLAM Airway Training Institute

    SLAM Airway is a comprehensive training program for airway management. They offer several different conferences and courses for those looking to train in airway management, as well as other resources including textbooks and simulators.

  22. Airway Management Education Center

    Airway Management Education Center

    The Difficult Airway Course is an intensive immersion experience meant to make paramedics experts in airway management techniques. Their expert faculty use evidence based curriculum to teach excellence in airway management to emergency responders.

  23. EMS Airway Clinic

    EMS Airway Clinic

    EMS Airway Clinic offers best practices in airway management and education for EMS professionals and educators. This includes articles, how tos, videos, and other content.

  24. Contra Costa Health Services: 12-Lead ECG and STEMI BLS Airway Management Key Parameters

    Contra Costa Health Services: 12-Lead ECG and STEMI BLS Airway Management Key Parameters

    Contra Costa Health Services: 12-Lead ECG and STEMI BLS Airway Management Key Parameters is an impressive guide on the best procedures for patient care. Information touches on airway positioning, blood glucose testing, and even more complex treatment like intranasal naloxone.

  25. Reach Air Medical Services: Airway Management for the Patient with Facial Instability

    Reach Air Medical Services: Airway Management for the Patient with Facial Instability

    This case study of an airway management patient is part of an education course for California paramedics. In conjunction with hands on training, students can learn to overcome the challenges that come along with emergency intubation.

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    Burn Management

    Treatment of burns often can’t wait for a patient to be transported to a hospital. Paramedics need to know how to analyze the severity of burns and decide how best to stabilize a patient on the spot and minimize damage during transport.

  27. Wisconsin Department of Health Services: Guidelines for the Stabilization of Burn Patients for 72 Hours until Transfer to a Burn Center

    Wisconsin Department of Health Services: Guidelines for the Stabilization of Burn Patients for 72 Hours until Transfer to a Burn Center

    Due to the lack of true emergency burn centers, the Wisconsin Department of Health has set up guidelines to help stabilize burn patients within 72 hours of an accident before they can be transported to a burn center. This document lists best practices is burn care in emergency care and hospitals, as well as how to coordinate transport and care with the best burn centers in the country.

  28. Victorian Burns Unit: Burns Management Guidelines

    Victorian Burns Unit: Burns Management Guidelines

    The aim of these burn guidelines is to provide direction to health care professionals caring for adults or children with burn injuries in the primary care setting in Victoria. This includes emergency department staff, general practitioners, physicians, general surgeons, nurses and paramedics.

  29. Total Burn Care: Pre-hospital management, transportation and emergency care

    Total Burn Care: Pre-hospital management, transportation and emergency care

    Total Burn Care provides information on obtaining clinical care for burn victims, provides educational information on clinical care, and describes research advances and activities. They also list burn centers and basic burn care information.

  30. Red Triage: In Case of Fireworks….Burn Care Basics

    Red Triage: In Case of Fireworks....Burn Care Basics

    Red Triage: In Case of Fireworks….Burn Care Basics is one of the most important guides to read when it comes to properly addressing dangerous burns that result from firework explosions. Since fireworks are made with peculiar chemicals, it’s often important to know that many of these burns cannot be treated with water. Information such as this proves incredibly valuable to paramedics looking to administer the most successful treatment.

  31. Burn Doc: ABC of Burns

    Burn Doc: ABC of Burns

    This article offers extensive research on burns and burn victims. There is good information on treating burns, preventing burns, preventing infection, and more.

  32. ACI Clinical Practice Guidelines: Burn Patient Management

    ACI Clinical Practice Guidelines: Burn Patient Management

    ACI Clinical Practice Guidelines: Burn Patient Management is a must-read for knowing how to properly administer aid to those who are suffering from burns of varying degrees. The guide details assessments for emergency situations and also how to best go about burn wound management.

  33. U.S. Dept. of Health & Human Services Radiation Emergency Medical Management: Burn Triage and Treatment: Thermal Injuries

    U.S. Dept. of Health & Human Services Radiation Emergency Medical Management: Burn Triage and Treatment: Thermal Injuries

    The U.S. Dept. of Health & Human Services Radiation Emergency Medical Management: Burn Triage and Treatment: Thermal Injuries is one of the most accredited resources for assessing and treating burns. The site includes information from the American Burn Association and has incredibly comprehensive guidance for the treatment of complex burns.

  34. British Burn Association: Pre-hospital Approach to Burns Patient Management

    British Burn Association: Pre-hospital Approach to Burns Patient Management

    The British Burn Association: Pre-hospital Approach to Burns gives insight into how crucial it is to treat burns properly before arriving at the hospital. Proper techniques can translate into much more comfortable healing and decrease the chance of infection.

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    Fracture & Spinal Injury Management

    Proper management of a patient with a potential fracture or spinal cord injury can literally be the deciding factor in whether that patient suffers permanent nervous system damage and partial or total paralysis, or whether they can fully recover. Fracture management, and especially spinal injury management, are among a paramedic’s most important duties.

  36. The Royal Children’s Hospital Melbourne: Paediatric Fractures Guidelines

    The Royal Children's Hospital Melbourne: Paediatric Fractures Guidelines

    This is a fracture management guideline list for emergency team members. They have specific information for each possible break, including wrist, femur, hip, etc.

  37. Ambulance Technician Study: Spinal Injuries

    Ambulance Technician Study: Spinal Injuries

    This site discusses pre-hospital spinal care. They review the signs of spinal trauma, and remind emergency medical workers that spinal injuries should be assumed in many cases until proven otherwise.

  38. EB Medicine: Acute Spinal Injuries: Assessment and Management

    EB Medicine: Acute Spinal Injuries: Assessment and Management

    This review offers an up-to-date discussion and an evaluation of the latest approach to blunt trauma patients with potential acute spinal cord injuries. Developments in care are across all areas, including immobilization, emergency department clinical spine clearance, imaging modality to evaluate spine injuries, and treatment.

  39. Scancrit: Progress in Prehospital Spinal Injury Management

    Scancrit: Progress in Prehospital Spinal Injury Management

    This paper offers an interesting commentary on the safe and necessary movement of patients with neck injury. It also makes a note that many patients do not have neck injuries, and so to try to immobilize a patient unnecessarily is confusing and potentially hindering to other medical procedures.

  40. Medest118: The prehospital management of pelvic fractures: initial consensus statement

    Medest118: The prehospital management of pelvic fractures: initial consensus statement

    Serious pelvic injuries are associated with a high mortality rate. This paper talks about the steps that can be taken by pre-hospital workers to help prevent that, including controlling possible hemorrhaging.
    Pelvic fractures are associated with a high mortality rat

  41. Faculty of Pre-Hospital Care – Royal College of Surgeons in Edinburgh

    Faculty of Pre-Hospital Care - Royal College of Surgeons in Edinburgh

    As the face of pre-hospital emergency medicine changes, the Faculty of Pre-Hospital Care aims to set and maintain clinical standards for all practitioners of the evolving specialty. The Royal College sets and maintains standards for training, research, and practice in pre-hospital emergency medicine.

  42. Family Practice Notebook: Orthopedics: Fracture Management Chapter

    Family Practice Notebook: Orthopedics: Fracture Management Chapter

    Explaining the types of fractures, potential complications, and approaches for care, this is a good resource for those looking for more information on fracture care. Paramedics might find this useful when reading up on treatment for different types of fractures.

  43. National Institute for Health and Care Excellence: The management of hip fracture in adults

    National Institute for Health and Care Excellence: The management of hip fracture in adults

    This clinical guideline offers advice on the management of hip fracture from the arrival of emergency medics to admission to secondary care. They also provide specific advice for discharge and after care.

  44. International Encyclopedia of Rehabilitation: Spinal Cord Injuries in the Developing World

    International Encyclopedia of Rehabilitation: Spinal Cord Injuries in the Developing World

    In some parts of the country, there are substandard evaluation guidelines for spinal injuries in emergency settings and prehospital care. This article notes the need for standards of care that all emergency workers can learn and follow to avoid further injury and complications in patients.

  45. Trauma.org: Clinical Clearance of Cervical Spine Injury

    Trauma.org: Clinical Clearance of Cervical Spine Injury

    For paramedics, spinal immobilization is a priority in multiple trauma situations. Assessing a spinal injury during emergency treatment is a crucial step in care to avoid further injuries and complications.

  46. Pre-Hospital Care and Transfer of a Spinal Cord Injury

    Pre-Hospital Care and Transfer of a Spinal Cord Injury

    NHS Scotland’s document on Pre-Hospital Care and Transfer of a Spinal Cord Injury offers comprehensive instructions for safely handling and moving a patient who may have a spinal injury. The manual includes sections on pre-hospital care, and on transferring the patient to the appropriate hospital department. Every paramedic should know how to work with patients who may have spinal injuries, since proper pre-hospital care can literally make the difference between life and death.

  47. Disability, CBR and Inclusive Development: Early Care following Traumatic Spinal Cord Injury (TSCI) in a Rehabilitation Centre in Bangladesh – An Analysis

    This study of traumatic spinal cord injury treatment and outcomes was conducted at a rehabilitation center in Bangladesh. The study examined how pre-hospital trauma care and method of transport affected the eventual outcome and severity of patients’ injuries.

  48. UNISA: The Aetiology and Agents of Pre-Hospital Transportation of Patients with Femoral Shaft Fractures

    UNISA: The Aetiology and Agents of Pre-Hospital Transportation of Patients with Femoral Shaft Fractures

    UNISA: The Aetiology and Agents of Pre-Hospital Transportation of Patients of Femoral Shaft Fractures is an integral guide for anyone wanting to learn more about the debilitating nature of fractures pertaining to the femoral shaft. Since these fractures are prevalent in car accidents, it’s good to know what the implications of this injury can be.

  49. Medscape: General Principles of Fracture Care

    Medscape: General Principles of Fracture Care

    In addition to those fractures sustained from daily crashes and falls, fractures are a common issue in natural disasters. As paramedics and emergency responders are usually the first to arrive to events like this, it’s important that they are aware of the need to treat fractures seriously, and how fractures are connected to other health issues.

  50. Lippincott’s Nursing Center: Breaking bad: What you need to know about femur fractures

    Lippincott's Nursing Center: Breaking bad: What you need to know about femur fractures

    This article advises paramedics how to treat and assess femur fractures. They remind paramedics the importance of gathering as much data during prehospital treatment as possible, and making sure to pass that information to the hospital personnel.

  51. International Center for Spinal Cord Injury

    International Center for Spinal Cord Injury

    ICSCI offers an intense, medically-supervised therapy program with a unique focus on Activity-Based Restorative Therapy. Their facilities focus on restoration and rehabilitation at any stage after an injury.

  52. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality: Acute cervical spine and spinal cord injuries

    Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality: Acute cervical spine and spinal cord injuries

    The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality: Acute cervical spine and spinal cord injuries are outlined to help practitioners better service these types of injuries. The guide goes over three particular approaches concerning aid and also delves into the major outcomes.

  53. Surgical Tutor: Fractures

    Surgical Tutor: Fractures

    This site offers the definitions and stages of bone fractures. There is also brief and direct advice on handling wounds and breaks and how to prevent later complications.

  54. Emergency Medicine Journal: Prehospital management of lower limb fractures

    Emergency Medicine Journal: Prehospital management of lower limb fractures

    Lower limb fractures are common injuries in prehospital care. Early appropriate management reduces the complications of lower limb fractures, and this paper addresses what paramedics can do during that crucial time.

  55. African Journal of Emergency Medicine: Pre-hospital antibiotics for open fractures: Is there time? A descriptive study

    African Journal of Emergency Medicine: Pre-hospital antibiotics for open fractures: Is there time? A descriptive study

    Infection is a complication of open fractures. This paper discusses the possibility of introducing an antibiotic into the patient’s system early in treatment – within three hours after a break, often when a patient would be in the care of a paramedic.

  56. MASCIP: Spinal Cord Injury

    MASCIP: Spinal Cord Injury

    This site provides a complex and important definition of the spine and spinal cord and its importance to the overall health and well-being of the body. Paramedics would need to know these nuances to deal carefully with injuries.

  57. Australian Resuscitation Council: Management of Suspected Spinal Injury

    Australian Resuscitation Council: Management of Suspected Spinal Injury

    The Australian Resuscitation Council published this incredibly worthwhile guide titled Management of Suspected Spinal Injury. Since spinal injuries are incredibly delicate due to potential damage from moving an individual, this guide is integral to the proper facilitation of aid to any individual whose back has been hurt.

  58. Paramedicine 101: Prehospital Spinal Clearance Part I

    Paramedicine 101: Prehospital Spinal Clearance Part I

    Paramedicine 101: Prehospital Spinal Clearance Part I is a guide for practitioners to be well-versed in the best approach to immobilizing spines and knowing how to best approach preventative care. The guide is very thorough and points out some of the ways that other guides fall short.

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    Triage

    Triage involves analyzing the injuries suffered by one or more patients and prioritizing which to treat first and which can wait. This is especially important for paramedics responding to major car crashes or other incidents in which large groups of people suffer injuries of varying severity. These websites and studies discuss the efficacy and strategy involved in efficient triage in assorted contexts.

  60. Efficacy of Triage by Paramedics: A Real-Time Comparison Study

    Efficacy of Triage by Paramedics: A Real-Time Comparison Study

    This Journal of Emergency Nursing article considers triage, and how it has evolved as an effective method of separating patients who require immediate medical attention from patients with non-urgent problem. Though triage is commonly handled by nurses, this article talks about the place of paramedics in the process.

  61. Ohio State University College of Medicine: Comparison of the SALT and Smart triage systems using a virtual reality simulator with paramedic students

    Ohio State University College of Medicine: Comparison of the SALT and Smart triage systems using a virtual reality simulator with paramedic students

    Some paramedic students were trained using virtual reality simulators creating a mass casualty situation to test the use of triage systems. This live testing helped paramedics better understand the importance of triage in a crisis and what triage methods were best.

  62. Best Practices for Protecting EMS Responders during Treatment and Transport of Victims of Hazardous Substance Releases

    Best Practices for Protecting EMS Responders during Treatment and Transport of Victims of Hazardous Substance Releases

    OSHA – a leader in safety – has set up best practices for protecting EMS responders during treating and transport of victims of hazardous substances. These thorough safety guidelines prevent EMS injuries and ensure quality patient care.

  63. State of New Jersey Department of Health: Trauma Triage Guidelines

    State of New Jersey Department of Health: Trauma Triage Guidelines

    This set of triage guidelines is useful for establishing the extent of injury in patient. Based on these criteria, a paramedical can decide if a patient should go to a trauma center or a nearby hospital.

  64. EMCRit Blog

    EMCRit Blog

    This blog is dedicated to the support and education of those who care for sick and crashing patients. The information found here helps emergency responders think better under stress, relieve patient suffering, and

  65. JEMS Emergency Medical Services: Major Incidents

    JEMS Emergency Medical Services: Major Incidents

    The Major Incidents section of the JEMS Emergency Medical Services site provides countrywide news about first responders at disasters and accidents. EMTs and paramedics can use these articles as examples of what was done right in these situations by rescue teams.

  66. American College of Emergency Physicians: EMS and Disaster Preparedness

    American College of Emergency Physicians: EMS and Disaster Preparedness

    This site offers resources for how EMS teams can prepare for disasters, including acts of terrorism, an accident, or a natural disaster. Having a plan for mass casualty can mean that more patients will receive treatment, quickly and with care.

  67. Buncombe County EMS: Simple Triage and Rapid Treatment (START)

    Buncombe County EMS: Simple Triage and Rapid Treatment (START)

    Buncombe County EMS: Simple Triage and Rapid Treatment (START) has prepared this useful guide that demonstrates the best approaches to multi-casualty emergencies. By framing important issues in a manner that is easy-to-digest, the guide is most effective for anyone looking to improve their critical care skills.

  68. Emergency Medicine Journal (EMJ)

    Emergency Medicine Journal (EMJ)

    Emergency Medicine Journal (EMJ) is a highly-regarded international peer-reviewed journal that examines the best protocols and measures for emergency medicine before and during hospital care. They have a wide array of original research and reviews, including information on resuscitation, toxicology, disasters, and much more.

  69. Emergency Medical Paramedic

    Emergency Medical Paramedic

    This site is run by a paramedic in Australia, with additional qualifications in nursing and emergency management, sharing information and stories about being an emergency responder. Other information is shared, like paramedic skills, ambulance FAQ, medical signs, medical signs, and other useful health news.

  70. NHTSA: National Implementation of the Model Uniform Core Criteria for Mass Casualty Incident Triage

    NHTSA: National Implementation of the Model Uniform Core Criteria for Mass Casualty Incident Triage

    NHTSA: National Implementation of the Model Uniform Core Criteria for Mass Casualty Incident Triage is a report from the Federal Interagency Committee on Emergency Medical Services and it details how triage capabilities nationwide are currently unprepared for a mass casualty incident. The report includes priority strategies, along with potential costs and much more.

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    Routine Treatment & Other Topics

  72. EMS1

    EMS1

    The EMS1 Network includes industry leading coverage of breaking news, training, grant funding, career opportunities, and product research. Their network includes 130,000 registered members with access to the best EMT industry news.

  73. Paramedics.org

    Paramedics.org

    PA is the national professional association representing practitioners who provide paramedic services to the community. Inclusion in the association means access to job boards, networking opportunities, professional conferences and journals, and participation in policy committees.

  74. BMJ Learning: Obstetric and gynaecological emergencies – for paramedics

    BMJ Learning: Obstetric and gynecological emergencies - for paramedics

    BMJ Learning: Obstetric and gynaecological emergencies – for paramedics has some of the best information for prehospital care for paramedics and other first-response practitioners to assist in very time-sensitive gynecological emergencies. The module is only 30 minutes long and makes great material for quickly refreshing on the subject matter.

  75. The EMT Spot

    The EMT Spot

    The EMT Spot is written by a veteran paramedic, committed to helping other paramedics develop their skills. He also writes about paramedic news and policy around the country.

  76. Paramedic/EMT StudyStacks

    Paramedic/EMT StudyStacks

    Study Stack is an easy to use study system. Their EMT/paramedic study cards cover a wealth of information, including AED, cardiac drugs, medical terminology, vital signs, and other topics needed to pass the paramedic exam and work as an emergency medic.

  77. 101 Last Minute Study Tips for EMTs & Paramedics | Limmer Creative

    101 Last Minute Study Tips for EMTs & Paramedics | Limmer Creative

    Limmer Creative has developed a great tool for paramedics in training. Containing 101 study cards with fast facts and critical thinking questions, this app will help with last-minute exam study.

  78. Stamford EMS Academy: Advanced Clinical Care Guidelines, Policies and Procedures

    Stamford EMS Academy: Advanced Clinical Care Guidelines, Policies and Procedures

    The Stamford EMS guidelines, policies, and procedures manual is an excellent reference at any point in a paramedic’s career. While mostly used during training, it is always helpful to have as a reference or if there is a concern or question.

  79. Prehospital Researcher

    Prehospital Researcher

    Curated by a longtime paramedic, this blog provides a referenced educational resource for paramedics of all skill scope – University student to Intensive Care Paramedic – as well as highlighting online educational resources. It also reviews current research in the prehospital setting and its implications on current practice.

  80. Scene Safety Journal

    Scene Safety Journal

    This journal is designed to arm paramedics with the knowledge necessary to improve their on-scene abilities. Their share high quality research and encourage active participation from students and on the ground paramedics.

  81. EMR: Emergency Management Resources

    EMR: Emergency Management Resources

    Emergency Management Resources offers lifesaving instructional courses based in Texas. In addition to CPR, AED, and life support, they have an emergency obstetrics course to help prepare emergency workers for the possibility of the care of pregnant and delivering mothers and newborn babies.

  82. Hardin County EMS Patient Care Protocols

    Hardin County EMS Patient Care Protocols

    This EMT is the handbook for the Hardin County EMS procedures. It covers basic, advanced, and paramedic processes, including treatment for shock, suspected stroke, fever, poison, and more.

  83. The Virtual Autopsy

    The Virtual Autopsy

    The Virtual Autopsy is an online tool that presents cases to students, paramedics, and other emergency medics. Users read a “case history” for an “interactive cadaver,” then choose a cause of death based on their training and information at hand.

  84. Paramedic Blog

    Paramedic Blog

    The focus of this blog is EMS product and industry news. The blog is written by Dan White who has been a Paramedic since 1978 and an EMS Instructor since 1981.

  85. Resus.Me Blog

    Resus.Me Blog

    Resus.ME exists to provide up to date information in all aspects of life-saving medicine, from acute medicine and pediatrics, to emergency and critical care medicine, and even pre-hospital care. The cutting edge resuscitation information comes from over forty medical journals and international guidelines published regularly.

  86. Life in the Fast Lane

    Life in the Fast Lane

    Run by members of community of Australasian critical care physicians and nurses, this site has several professional resources. They link to emergency care blogs, medical podcasts, and to several ECG libraries across the web.

  87. Ambulance Driver Files

    Ambulance Driver Files

    This blog is managed by a paramedic, writer and educator. He regularly posts about pre-hospital care and how it can be better– from dispatch to system design, provider education to system protocols.

  88. National Collegiate Emergency Medical Services Foundation PCR Library

    National Collegiate Emergency Medical Services Foundation PCR Library

    The National Collegiate Emergency Medical Services offers a listing of PCRs from NCEMSF member schools. Paramedics and users can add their PCR to the NCEMSF library.

  89. AAFP Basic Life Support in Obstetrics (BLSO®)

    AAFP Basic Life Support in Obstetrics (BLSO®)

    The Basic Life Support in Obstetrics program has been developed to prepare participants to manage normal labor and obstetrical emergencies. BLSO is appropriate for several audiences, including pre-hospital care providers, emergency department personnel, as well as medical, nursing and physician assistant students.

  90. EMT/Paramedic Review

    EMT/Paramedic Review

    EMT Review offers links to state EMS offices and national EMS organizations, and book recommendations. They also have test taking tips and an Ask an Expert feature.

  91. HealthONE EMS & Trauma Services Podcasts

    HealthONE EMS & Trauma Services Podcasts

    The HealthONE EMS Podcast provides the latest news in the EMS community. Dr. Dylan Luyten and his guests discuss best practices and controversial topics in emergency medicine.

  92. U.S. Department of Transportation EMT Paramedic National Standard Curriculum

    U.S. Department of Transportation EMT Paramedic National Standard Curriculum

    The U.S. Department of Transportation EMT Paramedic National Standard Curriculum was developed by the Kentucky EMS Connection and it gives a broad overview of why the various standards are in place for paramedics and what the goals of the curriculum are. Additionally, it has a great outline of program planning objectives and much more.

  93. BestBets

    BestBets

    BETs were developed in the Emergency Department of Manchester Royal Infirmary, UK, to provide rapid evidence-based answers to real-life clinical questions. Although BETs initially had an emergency medicine focus, there are a significant number of BETs covering cardiothoracic, nursing, primary care and pediatrics.

  94. Center for Emergency Medical Education

    Center for Emergency Medical Education

    The Center for Emergency Medical Education is a vital site for those looking to refine their knowledge, particularly for high risk emergency situations. Their integrative material on airway management is incredibly useful, while they also hold conferences and educational boot camps.

  95. PHARM: Prehospital and Retrieval Medicine

    PHARM: Prehospital and Retrieval Medicine

    PHARM: Prehospital and Retrieval Medicine posts a wealth of videos on becoming a better emergency responder, specifically for those working in the air. They post news, commentary, and useful techniques for helping patients in a variety of environments.

  96. EMT Practice Test Quiz National Registry EMT-Basic

    EMT Practice Test Quiz National Registry EMT-Basic

    EMT Practice Test Quiz National Registry EMT-Basic has a wealth of paramedic practical skills, along with practice exams that allow one to be better situated for passing necessary EMT examinations.

  97. WVU Medical Command Center: EMT-Paramedic Treatment Protocol Obstetrical and Gynecological Emergencies

    WVU Medical Command Center: EMT-Paramedic Treatment Protocol Obstetrical and Gynecological Emergencies

    This is a brief and straightforward EMT – Paramedic protocol list for emergency obstetrics procedures. The protocol has a helpful questionnaire for the emergency responder to gather information from the patient as well as how to measure an APGAR score from a new born.

  98. Advanced Life Support Group: Pre-hospital Obstetric Emergency Training

    Advanced Life Support Group: Pre-hospital Obstetric Emergency Training

    POET aims to teach the practical procedures necessary to save the mother and fetus in life threatening circumstances before admission to hospital. The POET course comprises of a flexible on-line learning component and a two-day in person course.

  99. UCLA Prehospital Obstetrics: More Than Just ‘Emergency Childbirth’

    UCLA Prehospital Obstetrics: More Than Just 'Emergency Childbirth'

    UCLA Prehospital Obstetrics: More Than Just ‘Emergency Childbirth’ is a guide that details the most tactful approach to giving birth in non-hospital circumstances and includes useful information on human reproductive anatomy and physiology. With nearly 80 slides to look through, it gives an extensive overview of the most important information.

  100. National Association of EMS Physicians’ Resources

    National Association of EMS Physicians' Resources

    This site serves as a paramedic resource library. Paramedics can find information on blast injuries, burns, coping with stress, drug shortages, and any other emergency topic.

  101. Paramedipedia – Ontario

    Paramedipedia - Ontario

    This site is intended to be a central source for paramedic information, particularly with respect to Ontario paramedics and paramedic students. This page currently offers two resources – the basic life support care standard manual and the advanced life support care manual.

  102. Journal of Paramedic Practice

    Journal of Paramedic Practice

    Journal of Paramedic Practice is designed to build into a ‘best practice’ information library – a primary source of professional and educational information. They regularly deliver knowledge in important areas of practice and ultimately deliver the best possible care to patients.

  103. Crashing Patient

    Crashing Patient

    This site is like a virtual textbook for EMT students with information on emergency medicine and ED critical care. They have materials on trauma, pediatrics, disaster care, and more.

  104. City of Bellinham: Advanced Life Support Protocols

    City of Bellinham: Advanced Life Support Protocols

    City of Bellingham: Advanced Life Support Protocols has an impressive display of tools for making more informed medical decisions, including pediatric protocols and medications. The guide makes one of the best resources from a city in Washington and has some of the best information from medical care providers.

  105. MSTC Paramedic Wiki

    MSTC Paramedic Wiki

    MSTC Paramedic Wiki helps students become more efficient paramedics with searchable materials that emphasize convince and the most efficient facilitation of knowledge. The wide array of topics makes it much easier to get an efficient grasp on contemporary paramedic techniques.

  106. National Registry Paramedic Test Exam Practice

    National Registry Paramedic Test Exam Practice

    The National Registry Paramedic Test Exam Practice has some of the most useful tools for paramedics to understand what sorts of questions are typically included on these examinations. Students who have used the guide have seen a pass rate of nearly 20% higher than those who have not.

  107. Rescue Exams

    Rescue Exams

    Rescue Exams is a site detailing study guides and examination material for prospective emergency medical technicians. The site excels at helping students refine their skills and the community section makes discussing issues with others much more intuitive.

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