Lasix & Sodium Bicarb

 

This webinar has been approved by SWORBHP for 1 CME.

To receive CME, you must watch the webinar AND complete the quiz through the 
Paramedic Portal of Ontario. See below for more information on how to access the quiz.

Webinar Details

Date: Monday February 22, 2016

Presented by:

Dr. Lauren Leggatt MD

Dwayne Cottel (ACP)

Dr. Matt Davis (Medical Director of Education)

Brief Description:

This webinar will explore the current evidence for pre-hospital medications (furosemide and sodium bicarbonate) carried by some Paramedic Services, but where a Medical Directive no longer exists.  We will discuss when they may be helpful, harmful and why they are not included as part of a medical directive.  Optimal evidence-based therapies with other modalities will also be discussed.

Upon completion of this webinar you will be able to:

  • Describe the pathophysiology of acute pulmonary edema.
  • Describe the current evidence for pre-hospital furosemide administration.
  • Appropriately apply the use of pre-hospital furosemide based on patient assessment and current evidence.
  • List the 3 primary indications for sodium bicarbonate administration.
  • Describe the current evidence for pre-hospital sodium bicarbonate administration.
  • Appropriately apply the use of pre-hospital sodium bicarbonate based on patient assessment and current evidence.

How to receive CME for watching the webinar?

Paramedics are eligible to receive continuing medical education (CME) for reviewing our webinars. To receive CME, you must watch the webinar and complete the quiz available through the Paramedic Portal of Ontario.

To access the quiz, click the link below for the Paramedic Portal of Ontario. Once you have logged into the portal, click "Online Training" and locate the course called "Rounds and Webinars".

Link: www.ontarioparamedicportal.ca

System Requirements

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- Broadband connection with 500+ Kbps

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