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Keep Your Eye on the Ball: Assessing & managing eye injuries in the field

Severe eye injury is a rare call for EMS, but when the extent of the injury does trigger a 9-1-1 call your rapid assessment and care with transport to an appropriate facility can mean the difference between being permanently disabled and returning to normal life for your patient.

Posted Monday, August 18, 2008

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The Threat of Hackers: The need to secure patient data & other important records on your agency's notebook computer

The need to secure patient data & other important records on your agency_s notebook computer

Posted Monday, August 11, 2008

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Using the Humerus Bone for IO Access

Fortify your knowledge of IO access sites.

Posted Friday, August 1, 2008

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Meet Narcan: The amazing drug that helps save overdose patients

They wake the unconscious, cure the very ill and even rescue patients from death_s door. They_re miracle drugs, and thousands of ambulance services across the country carry them. For those onlookers and new EMS providers who see a patient wake up from a deep, unconscious state, it_s a captivating experience. The most common of these drugs is dextrose. But there_s anotherƒMeet Narcan.

Posted Friday, August 1, 2008

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The Green Machine

Emergency response vehicles represent one of the most significant costs for local governments. Most agencies demand 24-hour coverage, requiring long service hours for vehicles.

Posted Thursday, July 31, 2008

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The Return of Tourniquets: Original research evaluates the effectiveness of prehospital tourniquets for civilian penetrating extremity injuries

This article describes the patients who had the prehospital tourniquets applied, examines the appropriateness of tourniquet application and reports on the effectiveness of prehospital tourniquets on multiple patient outcomes.

Posted Wednesday, July 30, 2008

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The Young Airway Prehospital assessment & management of pediatric respiratory distress

A 12-year-old male is accidentally shot in the face by a friend with a 410 shotgun at a distance of about 5 yards.

Posted Saturday, July 26, 2008

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Intubation 101

Actively involved with EMS, I decided to write this article to assist you in intubating and avoiding the stress I faced my first week of airway exploration.

Posted Saturday, July 26, 2008

How Voice-Recording Technology Can Save your Career

Without voice capture, your agency leaves itself exposed and limits its ability to factually defend the actions of crews.

Posted Saturday, July 26, 2008


 

 

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