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Recognizing and Managing Bacterial Tracheitis

Bacterial tracheitis is often mistaken for croup, but progresses much faster and requires swift recognition and treatment.

Posted Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Pennsylvania EMS Gets New Cardiac Monitors

Now there is a device that allows doctors to start a diagnosis even before you get to a hospital.

Posted Monday, January 11, 2010

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Letters Cause Anthrax Scare in Alabama Political Offices

Williamson said tests would be conducted to determine the exact nature of the powder. Five people who were exposed to the powder in Birmingham were given antibiotics as a precaution.

Posted Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Poison Control Deduces Cause of Patient's Coma

An ED staff mistakes alcohol-related hepatic encephalopathy for a toxin-induced coma, emphasizing the need to perform thorough assessments and history-taking.

Posted Monday, January 4, 2010

D.C. Medics Flee From Ambulance as Patient Becomes Violent

He says that after the patient became violent, the crew got out of the ambulance and radioed for police.

Posted Monday, January 4, 2010

Firefighter LODD Highlights Need for Rehab

This loss of life and injuries to multiple firefighters points out the hazards involved in fires of any size and nature, and the need for EMS crews on standby at all fire incidents.

Posted Wednesday, December 30, 2009

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Tucson Woman Arrested, Gave 2 Kids Insulin to Stop Crying

Authorities say woman is being held on $1 million bond after being jailed on charges of attempted first degree murder.

Posted Thursday, December 24, 2009

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American Ambulance Association Begins Training on Invisible Bracelet Information

"Too many times, we don't have the information to help us treat the patients correctly," says James Finger, president of the American Ambulance Association, the largest network of emergency medical service providers.

Posted Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Virginia School Worker Survives Heart Attack with Medics and STEMI Alert

Squad medic Buddy Hopkins quickly contacted UVA Medical Center, setting off a STEMI Alert.

Posted Wednesday, December 23, 2009


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