Patient Management

Maryland Woman Bitten by Cobra; Assistant Curator Responds with Anti-Venom

An emergency phone call from Maryland Poison Control, which was searching for anti-venom through a Web site called the anti-venom index, propelled Bell out of his chair and into his office.

Posted Thursday, January 28, 2010

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Hazmat Quarantines Utah Clinic

A Saratoga Springs man in his early 30s died Tuesday hours after ingesting a hazardous substance.

Posted Thursday, January 21, 2010

Utah Man Believed Dead, Revived by Paramedics

The highway patrol says it appeared he may have been deceased when paramedics arrived but they were able to revive him.

Posted Wednesday, January 20, 2010

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Utah Man Dies after Ingesting Hazardous Substance

Frank says the clinic was shut down and 24 people there were quarantined. She says eight of them were being decontaminated in a tent on the clinic site.

Posted Wednesday, January 20, 2010

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Community Paramedics Expand Health-Care Access

The small town of Eagle Valley (Colo.) has created a community paramedic program to increase access to health care in its rural area.

Posted Friday, January 15, 2010

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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


 

 

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