Tip Of The Week 2020


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Welcome to the Tip of the Week section!

EMS is filled with tips and tricks of the trade! Our goal is to share these tips in order to improve patient care, become more efficient and effective with patient care and provide some information that paramedics may choose to incorporate into their practice!

Have a tip you want to share? Email us at paramedicportalontario@lhsc.on.ca.

We have recently changed how the Tip of the Week section of our website works!

You will now find that similar to Ask MAC, you have the option to filter through all of our past Tips of the Week either by Category, or by keywords. The 10 most recent Tips of the Week can be found below:

  1. Happy Hypoxics… Don’t be fooled by these mysterious COVID-19 patients
  2. 2020 MCME Tip of the Week: When to Consider Very Early Transport in Cardiac Arrest
  3. 2020 MCME Tip of the Week: Division of Responsibilities Policy
  4. 2020 MCME Tip of the Week: Orders Can ONLY Be Taken from a Base Hospital Physician
  5. 2020 MCME Tip of the Week: Adult vs Pediatric Arrest Dosages
  6. 2020 MCME Tip of the Week: Don’t Let Hospital Proximity Distract Your Resuscitation
  7. 2020 MCME Tip of the Week: Adult vs Pediatric Defibrillation Settings
  8. 2020 MCME Tip of the Week: 12-Lead ECG QT Eyeball Method
  9. 2020 MCME Tip of the Week: ACP Management of VT with Pulse Requires a BHP Patch
  10. 2020 MCME Tip of the Week: When to Call for TOR or Direction in Trauma vs Medical Cardiac Arrest

Introducing the Featured Tips of the Week

Every so often we will adjust this section to show past Tips of the Week that may have become pertinent again based on various things (The Covid-19 Pandemic for example). This section will showcase those Tips of the Week so you have quick access to them, when you need them most!

Visual on Use of Hydrophobic Submicron Filter
Posted on: April 15th, 2020
Visual on Use of Hydrophobic Submicron Filter

Here is a video, visually highlighting the use of a hydrophobic submicron filter (HEPA filter) and how it reduces risk of aerosolization as described in our TOTW from March 25, 2020 (here).   In this demo they are using an iGel. But the same principle holds with any airway. Check out 1:25, 2:21 and 3:17 if you don’t want to watch the full 4 min.

You can thank PHCS Mike Filiault for this great find!

https://www.emsworld.com/video/1224178/cy-fair-ems-demonstrates-proper-use-igel-hepa-filter-covid-19-patients