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Cardiac Injury: Severe blunt chest trauma leads to cardiac arrest

Severe blunt chest trauma leads to cardiac arrest

Posted Monday, August 11, 2008

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The Stages of CHF

Patients with heart failure have a range of symptoms that depend on what stage their CHF is in. Chronic heart failure presents more subtly than acute heart failure. It also may be more difficult to recognize. Read on to brush up on your knowledge on the four stages of heart failure.

Posted Monday, August 4, 2008

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Using the Humerus Bone for IO Access

Fortify your knowledge of IO access sites.

Posted Friday, August 1, 2008

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Ease Patient’s Fear for Better Care

A few simple techniques can help your patients relax.

Posted Friday, August 1, 2008

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Meet Narcan: The amazing drug that helps save overdose patients

They wake the unconscious, cure the very ill and even rescue patients from death_s door. They_re miracle drugs, and thousands of ambulance services across the country carry them. For those onlookers and new EMS providers who see a patient wake up from a deep, unconscious state, it_s a captivating experience. The most common of these drugs is dextrose. But there_s anotherƒMeet Narcan.

Posted Friday, August 1, 2008

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TP: Handy padding in a pinch

It turns out, toilet paper is versatile and the perfect solution for many problems.

Posted Thursday, July 31, 2008

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The Return of Tourniquets: Original research evaluates the effectiveness of prehospital tourniquets for civilian penetrating extremity injuries

This article describes the patients who had the prehospital tourniquets applied, examines the appropriateness of tourniquet application and reports on the effectiveness of prehospital tourniquets on multiple patient outcomes.

Posted Wednesday, July 30, 2008

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The Lost Art of Splinting: How to properly immobilize extremities & manage pain

Splinting comes in many forms and. There's both a science and an art to it. Like other skills, the more we splint, the better we get. Should we splint all fractures, sprains, strains, dislocations or soft-tissue injury sites on an extremity?

Posted Saturday, July 26, 2008






 

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