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The Electronic Crossroads

ePCR solutions abound, but the key is choosing a system that’s NEMSIS-compliant, allowing medical managers to share data across agencies and significantly enhancing analysis and reporting capabilities.

Posted Wednesday, September 30, 2009

The Value of CPAP

Recent data from the Houston Fire Department suggests that about half the time paramedics use CPAP, they ultimately avoid an intubation.

Posted Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Critical Changes

Daya and Nakamura review three new enhancements available in the Philips HeartStart MRx monitor-defibrillator: the Acute Coronary Ischemia-Time Insensitive Predictive Instrument (ACI-TIPI), the Thrombolytic Predictive Index (TPI) and Connected Care Data Management solution systems.

Posted Wednesday, September 30, 2009

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Strengthening the Chain of Survival

The cardiac chain of survival depends first and foremost on early CPR, but once EMS professionals arrive, quality measures -- such as real-time feedback and integrated debriefing -- make a vital difference in patient outcomes.

Posted Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Letters

Readers share their comments on JEMS and JEMS.com articles.

Posted Wednesday, September 30, 2009

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Heart Safe Community Award Winners Exemplify Leadership in Emergency Cardiac Care

Read about the winners of the Heart Safe Community Awards, given to systems with creative PAD programs.

Posted Thursday, September 17, 2009

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Improved CPR

Cardiac arrest patients who receive high-quality CPR have better outcomes. Learn more about how to create a successful CPR QI program.

Posted Monday, August 31, 2009

Case Reports

Read about three case studies of three patients who survived sudden cardiac arrest after prolonged resuscitation.

Posted Monday, August 31, 2009

Options to Ensure Effective Compressions

The importance of chest compressions as the cornerstone of resuscitation has been confirmed by research and put into protocols, but the most elaborate and eloquent protocols are useless if the actual circulation needed from adequate compressions is lacking.

Posted Monday, August 31, 2009


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