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Trend Alert: The trending and interpretation of vital signs

EMS providers tend to become complacent about trending vital signs. Read why this is a vital part of continual patient assessment.

Posted Thursday, March 4, 2010

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Disposition of the Deceased: How to determine patient status & prevent futile transports

EMS providers are frequently terminating resuscitative efforts in the field but have little guidance on what to do with the deceased.

Posted Wednesday, March 3, 2010

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Chill Factor: Why the hottest thing in EMS is cold

Therapeutic hypothermia is the latest example of how we're impacting the quality of emergency care far beyond our sandbox of medicine in the streets.

Posted Friday, February 19, 2010

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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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