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When Flu Symptoms Aren't the Flu

A patient's diabetic ketoacidosis is mistaken for the flu-like illness that likely precipitated it.

Posted Thursday, April 15, 2010

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Intubation Threatened by New Devices and Lack of Paramedic Practice

How much longer will endotracheal intubation be performed in the field? With paramedics not getting enough practice and new alternative airway devices being introduced, its future is questionable.

Posted Sunday, April 11, 2010

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It's a Boy

Grab your OB kit, and read about what you may encounter on an obstetrics call.

Posted Wednesday, April 7, 2010

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Managing Post Cardiac Arrest Syndrome in the Prehospital Setting

Pittsburgh EMS post-cardiac arrest system guideline addresses care in the critical 20 minutes following ROSC.

Posted Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Hawaii Mayor Plans to Close Island Helicopter

The helicopter doesn't handle as many transports between Maui County and Oahu hospitals as it used to and instead focuses more on trauma and rescue operations, Medeiros said.

Posted Tuesday, March 30, 2010

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Dixon, Calif., Paramedics Respond to a Toppled Tractor Call

Paramedics tend to a patient after a tractor accident in Dixon, Calif.

Posted Tuesday, March 23, 2010

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Critical Trauma: Life Flight Transports Patient with Head Injuries

EMS providers choose RSI on a cardiac patient in a rural area.

Posted Tuesday, March 16, 2010

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Basics & Backups: Critical patient requires airway control & vascular access

Severe hyperthermia proves to be a life-threatening complication of excited delirium syndrome in 50-year-old male drug abuser.

Posted Monday, March 15, 2010

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Red Hot Herring: Severe hyperthermia merely a symptom of patient's real problem

Severe hyperthermia proves to be a life-threatening complication of excited delirium syndrome in 50-year-old male drug abuser.

Posted Friday, March 5, 2010






 

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