• Question: A recent study, published in the Lancet showed an alternative way of performing a Valsalva maneuver, that is much more effective.

    It is described and shown in a video here:

    Is it acceptable for us to perform this when a Valsalva is called for in our directives?

    Published On: September 29, 2016
  • Question: My question is in regards to abdominal pain and analgesia. I was always under the understanding that as ACP’s we should not be patching to a BHP for analgesia when a patient is experiencing severe abdominal pain. I have come into discussion with other ACP’s where some have and some have not patched for analgesia in severe abdominal pain. I am a bit confused about this particular situation. Should I be patching a BHP for analgesia orders for a patient experiencing severe abdominal pain?

    Published On: July 23, 2015
  • Question: As an Advanced Care Paramedic, can I administer dopamine IO?

    Published On: February 18, 2015
  • Question: My question relates to analgesia that I can provide patients as an ACP. If I have a patient that meets the indications and conditions for Morphine or Fentanyl under the ACP Core Pain Medical Directive, and if the patients discomfort is improving with the administration of the above narcotic analgesic, is it a requirement that I must proceed to administer Ketorolac?

    Published On: February 18, 2015