"In next-door DC, historically we have used the rule of thumb that transport should be initiated by the on-scene unit if the closest available appropriate unit is farther away than the closest appropriate hospital. Generally this has…"
"I use the size I need to meet the needs of the patient. As for pain, my patients tell me my sticks hurt very little or not at all -- my trick? I let the alcohol dry before introducing the catheter. Otherwise, you're just…"
"It can help differentiate between several problems. If you have a quiet chest, it can be difficult to decide whether to treat it as asthma, pneumonia, CHF, etc. The waveform can tell you a lot about what is going on.