EMSconnect On Shift

Death of the Echo Call

May 16, 2023 Season 2 Episode 8
EMSconnect On Shift
Death of the Echo Call
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Show Notes

Echo call, cardiac arrest, or full arrest, whatever your agency calls it, it means the same, the heart has stopped and life is in limbo, or does it? Things have seemed to change, more often, the cardiac arrest call is overdose related and not truly a cardiac arrest. With these "false" arrest calls, does it make us complacent? Also, with the increase in overdose calls, comes the increase of naloxone use. In addition, has things like airway management and artificial ventilation have seemed to be moved down on the providers' priority list.  Paramedic Nathan and I talk about all of this, in a very relaxed way in this episode! 

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