Patient Care

Buying Time: Making the case for pacing a hypoperfusive DNR patient

A case of an obese patient who can't receive the necessary medications raises questions about the use of transcutaneous pacing to sustain a patient until medications have time to work, and the ethics of using this method on someone with a potential DNR status.

Posted Tuesday, March 31, 2009

More Than a Number: Age does matter in your assessment

Hear from our Editor-in-Chief about why understanding geriatric care is more important than ever.

Posted Monday, March 30, 2009

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You Mean You Want to Intubate Me?

Amid a feud between two local agencies, Guy Haskell and his partner got a call in the other organization's area. Find out why they got the call.

Posted Monday, March 23, 2009

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A Lot of Nerve: How to perform a full neurological assessment for medical & trauma patients

This overview of the current treatment of CHF shows the significant shift in strategy in regard to the management of CHF and pulmonary edema, including recommended drug therapies.

Posted Monday, March 16, 2009

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When Dead Is Only Mostly Dead: Understanding which causes of sudden cardiac death have good outcomes

EMS providers sometimes approach cardiac arrest assuming it will end poorly. But certain causes of cardiac arrest can allow for excellent outcomes despite prolonged CPR.

Posted Monday, March 9, 2009

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Mastering CHF: Current strategies for the prehospital care of congestive heart failure

This overview of the current treatment of CHF shows the significant shift in strategy in regard to the management of CHF and pulmonary edema, including recommended drug therapies.

Posted Tuesday, February 24, 2009

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EMS Assessments & Differential Diagnosis

The 5 steps to performing a thorough assessment and arriving at a differential diagnosis.

Posted Wednesday, February 18, 2009

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Bubbles: Air-proofing your IV lines

Bubbles form when you spike an IV bag and allow the fluid to splash down into the open end of that line. Bubbles will keep forming all day, until you eliminate the source.

Posted Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Research Review: 2008 ACEP Research Forum

The 2008 American College of Emergency Physicians’ Research Forum, published the Annals of Emergency Medicine October 2008 supplement, offers some interesting abstracts to consider.

Posted Wednesday, February 11, 2009






 

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