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Friday, November 2 • 1:00pm - 1:30pm
Fluid Resuscitation Without an IV: EMTs Can Treat Shock

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Aggressive out-of-hospital fluid administration in patients suffering from traumatic injury increases blood loss and mortality. Instead experts recommend a strategy of permissive hypotension whereby the rescuer uses smaller volumes of fluid to maintain vital organ perfusion without overpressurizing the vascular system. Recently researchers developed a device, usable by either BLS or ALS personnel, which will increase blood return to the heart, thereby increasing cardiac output and cerebral perfusion while simultaneously lowering intracranial pressures. This new therapy requires no IV, no advanced airway, and in fact no advanced skills of any kind. This presentation will examine how rescuers can increase a hypotensive patient’s blood pressure without ever having to spike an IV bag.


Kenneth Navarro, MEd, LP

Assistant Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Texas Southwestern Medical School
Kenneth Navarro, MEd, LP is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Emergency Medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School in Dallas.  Kenny oversees the EMS Continuing Education program for the Division of EMS at the University and assists in educational oversight... Read More →

Friday November 2, 2018 1:00pm - 1:30pm CDT
Room 101CD