Angelo Salvucci, Jr., MD, FACEP

Angelo Salvucci, Jr., MD, FACEP

Angelo Salvucci, Jr., MD, FACEP, is medical director for the Santa Barbara County and Ventura County (CA) EMS agencies and a member of the EMS World editorial advisory board.

Hold that defibrillator a second?
Can paramedics estimate kids’ weights?
When should the elderly go to trauma centers?
ROSC is one thing—survival, apparently, another
In the prehospital realm, IM midazolam looks appealing.
Is better analgesia worth the side effects?

Nagao T, Kinoshita K, Sakurai A, et al. Effects of bag-mask versus advanced airway ventilation for patients undergoing prolonged cardiopulmonary resuscitation in prehospital setting. J Emerg Med, Oct 25, 2011 [e-pub ahead of print].

Are dosages always appropriate for weight?
Analyze early or late? Does it matter? What about the ITD? New studies cast doubt.