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B and R Medical Rapitube Dosing Guide

BÜand R Medical offers the Rapitube Dosing Guide, a pre-calculated medication reference that's easy to use. Simply slide the card to the patient's weight and read the doses for the various drugs.

Posted Thursday, September 27, 2007

First Responders Meet to Discuss School Violence Response

Paramedic who responded to 9/11 attack speaks to medical personnel and firefighters.

Posted Sunday, September 23, 2007

Hypothermic Baby Rescued

Paramedics rescued a 14-month-old baby from mounds of garbage in its Milwaukee home. The baby needed 21 minutes of CPR and had a body temperature of 84 degrees when he arrived at Children's Hospital of Wisconsin last week.

Posted Thursday, September 20, 2007

Paramedic charged with drug theft

Minn. paramedic is charged with theft of a controlled substance after police say she stole narcotics out of her ambulance.

Posted Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Ammonia Inhalants

A book called The Music of the Primes recently crossed my reading table. It s the tale of how millennia of mathematicians have tried to unravel the mysteries of prime numbers. I m not a math guy whatsoever, but the book was interesting in that it showed how mathematicians think and that many of them are just plain nuts.

Posted Tuesday, September 18, 2007

State probing medical process used by AMR

Colorado State health officials are investigating an incident involving a patient treated by American Medical Response, and the ambulance company has agreed to temporarily stop using a procedure unless directed by a doctor.

Posted Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Ammonia Inhalants

A book called The Music of the Primes recently crossed my reading table. It s the tale of how millennia of mathematicians have tried to unravel the mysteries of prime numbers. I m not a math guy whatsoever, but the book was interesting in that it showed how mathematicians think and that many of them are just plain nuts.

Posted Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Flu Vaccine Supply Looks Plentiful So Far

The flu vaccine shortages and delays of recent years might finally be over, federal health officials say but they're keeping their fingers crossed.

Posted Monday, September 17, 2007

ED Kiosks Let Patients Avoid Long Lines

DallasED provides self-service computer kiosks for patient check-in.

Posted Sunday, September 16, 2007


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