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A Gnawing Case: What to ask when presented with vague chief complaints

This necrotizing fasciitis case demonstrates why general complaints of pain should never be dismissed.

Posted Monday, August 31, 2009

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A Tale of Two Airways

If at first you don't succeed with an occluded pediatric airway, do you try and try again? Find out what Guy Haskell says about it.

Posted Friday, August 28, 2009

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Treating Children in Respiratory Distress

Learn more about croup and epiglottitis, conditions that occur in children and can cause pediatric dyspnea.

Posted Monday, August 24, 2009

Research Review: What Current Studies Mean to EMS

Read about 2009 studies on cath labs, pain management, IV catheters and psychologic scores.

Posted Thursday, August 6, 2009

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Is a Seismic Shift in EMS Airway Management Coming?

Is EMS adequately oxygenating and ventilating patients? It may be time to reconsider how we approach airway management in the field.

Posted Wednesday, August 5, 2009

A 'Handle' on Trauma: Rapid recognition, transport & resuscitation save young life

A teenage patient survives severe abdominal trauma following a bike accident thanks to quick recognition and transport to an appropriate facility.

Posted Tuesday, August 4, 2009

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Posted Monday, August 3, 2009

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Dangerous Suspension: Understanding suspension syndrome & prehospital treatment for those at risk

How would you treat a patient who was suspended in a harness for 10 minutes? If you said "recovery position," think again.

Posted Thursday, July 30, 2009


 

 

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