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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

Research Review

Research Review: Improving Prehospital Pain Management; Underestimating Heatstroke; Identifying CO Poisoning; and ECG Changes Can Mean More Than an MI

Posted Wednesday, October 8, 2008

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Handle with Care: The challenges of transporting suicidal patients

Dealing with suicidal patients is inherently challenging because they may be difficult. Prehospital treatment options are limited for this population.

Posted Monday, October 6, 2008

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Inhalation of Hydrocarbons

How to tell if an adolescent patient has sniffed a household substance; and what your game plan should be if the signs are there.

Posted Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Walk It Off

Posted Monday, September 22, 2008

What Current Studies Mean to EMS

Research Review: Needle Size for Thoracostomy, Identifying Basal Skull Fractures, Is IO equal to IV?, and Cooling Measures Using IV Fluids

Posted Monday, September 22, 2008

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MisLeading: The clinical implications of misplaced ECG leads

The 12-lead ECG has become an exceptional prehospital tool in the detection and treatment of life-threatening arrhythmias and cardiac-associated complaints.

Posted Monday, September 15, 2008

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Perilous Fall

EMTs and paramedics from the Oklahoma City Fire Department (OCFD) and Emergency Medical Services Authority (EMSA) treat a fall victim at a construction site.

Posted Tuesday, September 9, 2008






 

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