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Posted Friday, July 25, 2008

Manhattan MCI: Report from the pile of a crane collapse

There's no way to prepare for such a horrific event as the West Nickel Mines school shooting. But read the following for the lessons learned by the responders.

Posted Friday, July 25, 2008

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Get Connected: Troubleshooting end-tidal CO2 readings

Troubleshooting end-tidal CO2 readings

Posted Friday, July 25, 2008

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West Nickel Mines School Shooting: How a rural MCI was successfully managed

Read how EMS units handled an MCI with multiple critically wounded children in a peaceful Amish community.

Posted Friday, July 25, 2008

The Modern Diabetic: How to handle insulin pumps during emergencies

Diabetes is a growing epidemic. Many patients with this disease have insulin pumps. EMS providers need to understand how to handle patients with this type of device.

Posted Friday, July 25, 2008

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Think You Know Diabetes?

"It will never happen to me," we tell ourselves. But type 2 diabetes has emerged as one of the world's greatest health threats. So why do we -- and our patients -- ignore the associated risks?

Posted Friday, July 25, 2008

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Can We Stand the Heat?

The Orange County (Calif.) Fire Authority (OCFA) undertook a research study to examine certain factors -- hydration status, exertion level, core body temperature and post-incident cooling techniques -- that may contribute to heat-related illnesses.

Posted Friday, July 25, 2008

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What Current Studies Mean to EMS

Research Review: Reclined Seats Increase Injury Risk, Successful Use of Adenosine in PSVT, Treating Hypoglycema without Transport, and CPAP Reduces Intubation and Mortality

Posted Friday, July 25, 2008


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