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The Effect of Intubation on CPR

This study's results on the effect of intubation on CPR interests our reviewers; but for slightly different reasons.

Posted Monday, January 11, 2010

Last Word

Boston EMT negotiates health perks for providers; Florida campaign cuts nonemergent calls in half; St. Louis ED nurse helps outfit ambulances with new EKGs; and New South Wales paramedics replace fentanyl with unknown substance.

Posted Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Poison Control Deduces Cause of Patient's Coma

An ED staff mistakes alcohol-related hepatic encephalopathy for a toxin-induced coma, emphasizing the need to perform thorough assessments and history-taking.

Posted Monday, January 4, 2010

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Critical Burn Patient

Learn how first responders treated this burn patient, whose skin flaked off his body every time he was touched.

Posted Monday, January 4, 2010

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Treating and Transporting Bariatric Patients

Learn what complications can arise from weight-loss procedures and medications in the morbidly obese patient as well as how to treat and transport this special population.

Posted Thursday, December 31, 2009

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Exercising Restraint

Restraining a child isn't always the easiest task. But sometimes we have no choice.

Posted Monday, December 14, 2009

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Understand Folk Medicine's Role in the Prehospital Care of Many Mexican-Americans

Understand, recognize and respect the role of folk medicine in the Mexican-American population.

Posted Thursday, December 10, 2009

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Hidden Trauma: Seizure patients have a significant risk for injury

Crews respond to a call for a fallen 32-year-old seizure patient but fail to suspect a severe injury.

Posted Friday, December 4, 2009

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Back to the Basics

Studies show that having more than two paramedics at a medical emergency tends to be detrimental. Is it because we're jumping to ALS without first providing important BLS measures?

Posted Thursday, December 3, 2009






 

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