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Half MAST: Will merger with fire service destroy high-performing EMS system?

Kansas City (Mo.) City Council votes to merge MAST Ambulance Service with the city;s fire department; a new study finds 31% of prehospital providers flunk intubation while critics debate study methods; JEMS legal experts weigh in on employer responsibilities regarding complaints against employees; JEMS Editor-in-Chief A.J. Heightman pays tribute to the late Richard Ferneau; and more.

Posted Tuesday, November 3, 2009

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Alternative' Airways Nonviable?

Critics debate a Miami study that excludes alternative airways from its definition of a successful intubation.

Posted Thursday, October 29, 2009

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Boston EMS, City to Track H1N1 Flu Vaccine Recipients

Boston EMS is working with city officials to track who gets the seasonal and H1N1 flu vaccines this year.

Posted Wednesday, October 21, 2009

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Common Conditions Misdiagnosed As Asthma

Learn how to properly diagnose several conditions that present with wheezing.

Posted Monday, October 19, 2009

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Common Conditions Misdiagnosed as Asthma

Learn how to properly diagnose several conditions that present with wheezing.

Posted Monday, October 19, 2009

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Authorities Seek Cause of Arizona Sweat Lodge Deaths

Authorities haven't determined the cause of the deaths and illnesses; tests for carbon monoxide and other contaminants were negative.

Posted Tuesday, October 13, 2009

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Pediatric Airway Maintenance: Choosing between the home ventilator & manual ventilation

Scared of pediatric airway calls? Find out what to consider when deciding between mechanical and manual ventilation.

Posted Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Introduction

Improvements in training and medical direction—in both prehospital and hospital systems—has allowed technology and advanced medical treatment to rapidly expand in the field, hospitals and EDs. In many instances, innovative prehospital systems and their medical directors are on the front lines leading the charge.

Posted Thursday, October 1, 2009

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The Most Important Test

The 12-lead ECG is the most important initial test for diagnosing acute myocardial infarction (AMI). Changes have recently been incorporated into the Philips DXL ECG algorithm and the HeartStart MRx monitor/defibrillator that enhance the ECG’s ability to detect acute ischemia, AMI & STEMI.

Posted Thursday, October 1, 2009






 

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