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Authorities Seek Cause of Arizona Sweat Lodge Deaths

Authorities haven't determined the cause of the deaths and illnesses; tests for carbon monoxide and other contaminants were negative.

Posted Tuesday, October 13, 2009

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Pediatric Airway Maintenance: Choosing between the home ventilator & manual ventilation

Scared of pediatric airway calls? Find out what to consider when deciding between mechanical and manual ventilation.

Posted Tuesday, October 6, 2009

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The Most Important Test

The 12-lead ECG is the most important initial test for diagnosing acute myocardial infarction (AMI). Changes have recently been incorporated into the Philips DXL ECG algorithm and the HeartStart MRx monitor/defibrillator that enhance the ECG’s ability to detect acute ischemia, AMI & STEMI.

Posted Thursday, October 1, 2009

Acoustic Coolness

Do you know the powers of the stethoscope? Steve Berry does.

Posted Thursday, October 1, 2009

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Regionalized Cardiac Arrest Care

FDNY created a regional protocol for initiating hypothermia on cardiac patients. This article reports initial results as well as lessons learned for EMS systems wanting to initiate similar protocols.

Posted Thursday, October 1, 2009

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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 Thursday, October 1, 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 Thursday, October 1, 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 Thursday, October 1, 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 Thursday, October 1, 2009






 

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