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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

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 Saturday, July 26, 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 Saturday, July 26, 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 Saturday, July 26, 2008


 

 

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