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A Tight Squeeze

The objectives of this article are to recognize the importance of classifying the limited-access patient as a difficult airway; to identify the steps that need to be taken when assessing a patient's airway for difficulty; and to review the process for rapid sequence intubation.

Posted Tuesday, November 18, 2008

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Patient in a Post-excited State Takes EMS by Surprise

This article discusses how patients suffering from excited delirium can "cycle" through excited and deteriorated stages.

Posted Thursday, November 13, 2008

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Lyin' Eyes: Do we underestimate this finding?

Lying is unnatural, and if you know what to look for, people's eyes will usually tell you when they're doing it. So what do you look for?

Posted Thursday, November 13, 2008

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Injury by Power Tool: Unusual incident tests providers' skills

An„EMS crew responded to a 32-year-old male weighing approximately„220 lbs. They found the patient seated at a kitchen table with a puncture wound to the back of his head.

Posted Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Mascot Malady

Posted Thursday, October 9, 2008

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Bad Medicine: Preventing drug errors in the prehospital setting

Although most EMS agencies have written protocols for medication administration and/or online medical communication, EMS providers must also have autonomy to make medical decisions in emergency situations.

Posted Thursday, October 9, 2008

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Multi-faceted Care in London

Providers from London Ambulance Service (LAS) render care to an adult male motorcyclist who collided with a bus.

Posted Thursday, October 9, 2008

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Paralysis Analysis: Using Succinylcholine to Help, Not Harm

The following case study shows that„when clinicians ignore the situational dangers of a go-to airway drug, and possess only a ˙thin veneer of competenceÓ in dispensing it, they often do more harm than good.

Posted Wednesday, October 8, 2008






 

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