10 obsolete EMT skills

(the opinions in this article are the opinion of the author Kelly Grayson and do not express the view of the Farmersville Fire Department) Nothing makes me feel older than when I drop a casual reference to an EMT skill in a continuing education class and several bewildered young EMTs raise their hands hesitantly and ask, “Kelly, what

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5 errors that are giving you incorrect blood pressure readings

(the opinions in this article are the opinion of the author and do not express the view of the Farmersville Fire Department) Nurses and physicians often argue over differences between arterial line and non-invasive blood pressure (NIBP) cuff readings. Revised guidelines for management of high blood pressure increased thresholds for diagnosing and treating hypertension, causing further debate...

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