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Your Most Feared Calls: Assessing & treating pediatric patients with undiagnosed pre-existing conditions

Every provider has been to an intimidating pediatric call. This article will go over assessing and treating children with undiagnosed pre-existing conditions, such as Down syndrome and epilepsy.

Posted Thursday, January 8, 2009

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Infectious Behavior: The link between infection training & disease control

Original research indicates that the gap between infection-control best practices and the actual precautions taken can be attributed to a lack of education, which should be addressed by expanding the national registry examination to better cover these topics.

Posted Tuesday, January 6, 2009

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The Root of All Data: One organization's important new approach to measuring performance

The easy part is collecting EMS data, but what do you do after you have it? Learn how Montgomery County Hospital District used the Six Sigma philosophy and their own initiatives to analyze data and effectively disseminate it.

Posted Tuesday, January 6, 2009

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From Worst to First?

In 2003 USA Today declared Washington, D.C. as the nation's worst EMS system. Read how our capital is moving forward with an ambitious plan to become the nation's best.

Posted Tuesday, December 30, 2008

A Dirty Job: Compartment syndrome in a confined-space rescue

On the evening of Sept. 24, 2008, a 9-1-1 call was received reporting " man trapped in a tank" at the Brooklyn (N.Y.) Greenpoint Wastewater Treatment Plant. Dispatch immediately sent a patrol officer, as well as BLS and ALS units, to the site.

Posted Tuesday, November 18, 2008

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A Tight Squeeze

The objectives of this article are to recognize the importance of classifying the limited-access patient as a difficult airway; to identify the steps that need to be taken when assessing a patient's airway for difficulty; and to review the process for rapid sequence intubation.

Posted Tuesday, November 18, 2008

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The Secrets to Ambulance Financing: What to watch for & watch out for

Proper financial planning can provide an opportunity to invest in a better value for the same budget allocation, creating a vehicle that your staff will be proud to use.

Posted Monday, November 17, 2008

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More Than Just a Standard: NFPA 1584 defines the rehab process

There's a new standard that you need to become familiar with. It's National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Standard 1584, the Standard on the Rehabilitation Process for Members During Emergency Operations and Training Exercises.

Posted Thursday, November 13, 2008

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Getting Ready to Get Out: How EMS providers & hospital staff can work together to successfully relocate patients

This article discusses the evacuation of health-care facilities during a time of disaster.

Posted Thursday, November 13, 2008






 

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