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TikTok Toxicology

Since its North American debut in 2018, TikTok has dominated the teenage social media market. In 2022, a survey reported...

The Fallacy of “GCS <8 Intubate” and the Decision to Intubate

“GCS is less than 8 means you intubate.” This is a gross over-simplification of the most difficult aspect of airway...

Dialysis Disequilibrium Syndrome

Dialysis Disequilibrium Syndrome

Clinical Scenario: You respond as an ALS ambulance to a local dialysis center for a middle-aged male with altered mental...

The 3P’s of Airway Management

Introduction It is not enough to merely be able to intubate; that is, perform the physical skill of instrumenting the...

Do We Understand Oxygenation

Do We Understand Oxygenation?

The Oxyhemoglobin Dissociation Curve can be confusing… However, it’s essential to understand oxygen physiology in critical care. Think of it as...

EDS in the ED

Overview A 27-year-old woman arrived at the emergency room late at night, her face crumpled in pain. She reported feeling...

FlightBridgeED Blog - Alternative Uses of ETCO2 in Pre-Hospital and Critical Care Settings

Alternative uses of EtCO2 in the pre-hospital and critical care settings

End-tidal capnography in clinical practice originated in the field of anesthesia around the 1950s but has also become established in...

FlightBridgeED - FP-C, CCP-C, CFRN, CFRN, CTRN, TCRN, Flight Nurse, Flight Paramedic

Flight Paramedic OR Critical Care Paramedic?

OVERVIEW The Flight Paramedic (FP-C) exam is designed to test the knowledge of experienced, master-level paramedics who are working as...

What It Takes to Become a Certified Flight Nurse

A flight nurse is a registered nurse with the training and experience to provide critical care in transport environments. This can be either rotor (helicopter) or fixed-wing, typically working alongside other medical providers such as paramedics, other nurses, respiratory therapists, nurse practitioners, or physicians; they're essential for providing top-level patient care when it matters most!

How To Become a Certified Flight Paramedic

Flight Paramedic Career Overview Helicopter EMS (HEMS), also known as air ambulance services, are critical in saving lives. Air medical...