Blanca Aguilar - Pacific Medical Training

Submitted 2022-11-01

Working within the emergency medical care department is a challenge to many healthcare professionals as it entails making life-saving decisions within the shortest time possible. At times, the decisions entail life-and-death outcomes, which make such instances dreadful but necessary tasks for everyone in the department. However, mastering life-saving skills is a dream for every student to advance rescue operations and interventions for patients needing such services. My interest in healthcare is anchored on making decisions that differentiate between life and death within short periods. Pediatric life support care interventions are based on strategies that give healthcare professionals the understanding of critical decisions to instill the expected outcomes. In this regard, there is a need for physical and mental preparedness in caring for pediatric patients to limit harm and optimize the recovery process. I consider instances where training and education interventions are a crucial part of the best practices to ensure that healthcare professionals such as nurses and physicians in emergency medical care can make the right choices. Students should understand the significance of mental and physical skills and the potential needed to enhance life-saving techniques for patients in emergency medical care.

Learning about life-saving techniques such as Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is paramount. In this regard, the focus is on swift decision-making and evidence-based practices that lead to the application of CPR to enhance recovery and breathing. Emergency medical care students should have the experience, knowledge, and appreciation of the steps and models used to achieve CPR intervention outcomes. I heard the privilege of experiencing how CPR is applied when my co-worker started seizing next to me. Despite the complications and the intensity of the seizure, I could use my training and experience as a certified clinical medical assistant and nursing student to stabilize him as we waited on the emergency care service team. I learned the significance of having the applicable skills, abilities, and knowledge of managing emergency services in the workplace and elsewhere to enhance stability while reaching out to emergency services. Emergency medical care decision-making models require understanding how they influence the possible life-and-death outcomes. Healthcare professionals must appreciate the best practices and legal and ethical requirements that make their actions and behaviors consistent with the emergency care routines.

Adequate training and awareness on some emergency medical care models and interventions is an innovative venture that prepares the students and the general caregiving community. Students need to understand the principles and the approaches to follow through the proper evidence-based practice, which limits the risks and enhances recovery during emergency care delivery for pediatric patients. For instance, a crucial part of the best practices is using technologies such as Automated External Defibrillators (AED) that give insights into how to resuscitate. These technologies are updated and require a quick awareness of when to apply a given model to limit wasted time and create an understanding of the outcomes and frameworks. I would recommend increased awareness and training on how to use the technologies that enable the students to check the signs of life when individuals collapse or stop breathing for any reason. For instance, instead of using a bandage to check pulse or signs of breathing, there is a need to enhance the use of AED as the primary intervention. However, this aspect requires understanding how and when to apply them within a short period of decision-making to save the patient’s life.

I intend to prepare mentally and physically for emergency medical care involving pediatric patients with varying conditions. In this regard, the experience of how the emergency department operates, different instances and models to apply, and the necessities and tools to employ are crucial. The physical skills and abilities enhance the patient’s resuscitation from seizures, including checking for signs of life and the mechanisms that lead to adopting routine First Aid procedures. The physical skills enhance the ability to improve emergency care as applied in first aid and other processes.

Mental preparedness entails the experience and understanding of how to behave, respond, and overcome the anxiety of the patient’s condition. The cases of fire, seizure, drowning, accidents and bomb victims can be devastating and graphic. Thus, emotional abilities enhance the resilience to overcome fears, emotions, and mental attachments that might limit recovery. This aspect requires training and modeling in the laboratories to understand how to overcome the emotional impacts of witnessing patients in severe life-threatening and near-death instances without being empathetic or affected. Balancing the physical and emotional preparedness to overcome the adversities in emergency medical care and make decisions that limit harm and promote the recovery of the patients is crucial to the students. These factors make it possible to achieve the expected goals and objectives.

In essence, my understanding of emergency medical care for pediatric patients is on making the right and urgent decisions that limit the possibilities of death and enhance recovery. Such decisions require evidence-based training and awareness, which includes technology and best practices. The study explores the suitability of Learning Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and Automated External Defibrillator (AED) as some of the contemporary approaches that enhance the effectiveness of emergency care processes. The physicians and nurses, including the students, should focus on the mental and physical preparedness and abilities that put them in control of effective processes to address emergencies from fire, drowning, accidents, and, unfortunately, terrorism, among others might need such skills. Thus, training and awareness on these subjects are imperative in the long run.