Patient Care

The Need for 12-Lead: A vague chief complaint turns out to be something more

This case demonstrates the importance of 12-lead ECGs, STEMI recognition and rapid door-to-needle time for proper intervention and recovery whenever a provider thinks the incident may be cardiac-related.

Posted Friday, September 5, 2008

Miracle on 66th Street: Patient falls 47 stories and beats impossible odds

„A surviving victim of„a scaffolding collapse„fell approximately 47 stories into an alley between two buildings. The clinicians who cared for this patient called his survival and recovery nothing short of a miracle.

Posted Friday, September 5, 2008

Provocative Protocols

This article reviews the adult ALS protocols of four EMS systems, each serving populations greater than 1 million.

Posted Friday, September 5, 2008

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The Golden Hour

How Time Shapes Airway Management

Posted Monday, September 1, 2008

The Video Laryngoscopy Movement

Can-Do Technology at Work

Posted Monday, September 1, 2008

Editor's Foreword

Endotracheal intubation has been considered the gold standard in airway management in EMS systems for decades. When I went through paramedic training in 1976, anesthesiologists—initially skeptical about endorsing the performance of this advanced airway skill in the prehospital environment—agreed to instruct us and allow us into the operating room (OR) to intubate their patients. Well, at least some of their patients.

Posted Monday, September 1, 2008

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The Military Experience

The GlideScope Ranger Improves Visualization in the Combat Setting.

Posted Monday, September 1, 2008

Deconstructing Obstructions Techniques for relieving airway obstructions when your advanced airway techniques are exhausted

The following cases present some less common techniques for advanced airway management that you might need to apply someday.

Posted Friday, August 29, 2008

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BiPAP Unwrapped: How non-invasive ventilation helps patients in respiratory failure

This article helps to explain why CPAP isn't always the best choice of non-invasive positive pressue ventilation (NPPV).

Posted Wednesday, August 27, 2008






 

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