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Handling In-Flight Medical Emergencies

You'd be surprised at the range of equipment available on board an air craft should you volunteer your medical knowledge in an in-flight emergency.

Posted Thursday, June 3, 2010

Frail & Forgotten

Remember that your elderly patients are people first and foremost, and have compassion when caring for them.

Posted Tuesday, June 1, 2010

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Leg Gets Traction Splint after Fall

Paramedics with Montgomery County (Texas) Hospital District put an elderly patient’s leg in a traction splint after a fall.

Posted Tuesday, June 1, 2010

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When Flu Symptoms Aren't the Flu

A patient's diabetic ketoacidosis is mistaken for the flu-like illness that likely precipitated it.

Posted Friday, May 7, 2010

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Little Laceration Miracles

Step into the world of a busy pediatric emergency department, and take Guy Haskell's quiz on common pediatric lacerations.

Posted Friday, April 23, 2010

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When Flu Symptoms Aren't the Flu

A patient's diabetic ketoacidosis is mistaken for the flu-like illness that likely precipitated it.

Posted Thursday, April 15, 2010

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It's a Boy

Grab your OB kit, and read about what you may encounter on an obstetrics call.

Posted Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Police Begin EMS Transport Investigation

D.C. Police Chief Cathy Lanier says a criminal investigation is under way into a senior paramedic's decision not to transport a 2-year-old girl who later died.

Posted Monday, March 15, 2010

Two Indiana Children Rescued from Icy Water

Two girls are recovering in the hospital after falling into the icy waters Wednesday afternoon.

Posted Thursday, March 11, 2010






 

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