Case Of The Month

A 'Handle' on Trauma: Rapid recognition, transport & resuscitation save young life

A teenage patient survives severe abdominal trauma following a bike accident thanks to quick recognition and transport to an appropriate facility.

Posted Tuesday, August 4, 2009

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Pothole' Conversion: External mechanical force reverses supraventricular tachycardia

A patient with supreventricular tachycardia is converted after the ambulance hits a pothole, but the questions remains: Are 'precordial thumps' a good idea?

Posted Monday, June 15, 2009

Better Days Ahead: Poor economy causes EMS to retool for the future

The failing economy is not cause for panic, but rather a time for EMS to do what it has always done well -- re-evaluate and capitalize on existing resources and opportunities.

Posted Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Buying Time: Making the case for pacing a hypoperfusive DNR patient

A case of an obese patient who can't receive the necessary medications raises questions about the use of transcutaneous pacing to sustain a patient until medications have time to work, and the ethics of using this method on someone with a potential DNR status.

Posted Tuesday, March 31, 2009

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White Cloud: Responding to suspicious white powder incidents

An EMS crew responded to an injury call outside a municipal courthouse find the female victim lying on the ground, covered with a white, powdery substance.

Posted Wednesday, February 11, 2009

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Write It Right:Keeping your PCR clinical & factual

This article discusses how your PCR isn_t the place for subjective narration or emotion and the importance of sticking to the facts.„

Posted Friday, November 14, 2008

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Patient in a Post-excited State Takes EMS by Surprise

This article discusses how patients suffering from excited delirium can "cycle" through excited and deteriorated stages.

Posted Thursday, November 13, 2008

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Injury by Power Tool: Unusual incident tests providers' skills

An„EMS crew responded to a 32-year-old male weighing approximately„220 lbs. They found the patient seated at a kitchen table with a puncture wound to the back of his head.

Posted Wednesday, October 29, 2008


 

 

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