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A New Tool in the Box

Tourniquets are a valuable, life-saving tool, and providers should be well-versed in their use to control bleeding and prevent hypoxia. However, they do prevent blood flow to areas distal to the tourniquet application, which can in turn induce stagnant hypoxia. Jason Clark reports on the first in-the-field use of the iTClamp, a new device designed to control bleeding but still allow blood flow to distal areas.

Posted Thursday, November 7, 2013

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Training & Speed Are Crucial

Uncontrolled hemorrhage also results in the death of a large number of civilian trauma fatalities each year. Recent military conflicts have led to many new and novel approaches, as well as clarified the appropriate application of current tools.

Posted Thursday, November 7, 2013

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Critical Updates in Assessment & Management of Anaphylaxis

What EMS providers need to know about anaphylactic shock.

Posted Wednesday, October 9, 2013

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Learn the Signs & Symptoms of Acute Angle Closure Glaucoma

Quick action could save someone’s vision.

Posted Tuesday, October 8, 2013

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3 Key Factors Revolutionizing EMS

Dr. Brent Myers examines how EMS is changing to meet the needs of the new healthcare system, and how the tools providers use must change alongside the industry.

Posted Monday, October 7, 2013

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Analyzing Prehospital Effects on the Outcome of STEMI Patients

Clinically important events and advanced care treatment are common in community STEMI patients undergoing prehospital transport

Posted Monday, October 7, 2013

Study Shows New Drug Combinations Increase Neurological Survival Rates During CPR

Rate increase linked to vasopressin, epinephrine and steroids.

Posted Monday, October 7, 2013

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Common Panic Attack Symptoms Could Be Something Serious

Find out what caused a young female’s sudden shortness of breath.

Posted Monday, October 7, 2013

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Reader Debates Recent Article on Respiratory Distress

Author Mike McEvoy responds to criticism on his JEMS article.

Posted Friday, October 4, 2013






 

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