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Studies show that having more than two paramedics at a medical emergency tends to be detrimental. Is it because we're jumping to ALS without first providing important BLS measures?

Posted Thursday, December 3, 2009

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Remote Cardiac Call: ALS crew treats patient with suspected drug overdose

EMS providers choose RSI on a cardiac patient in a rural area.

Posted Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Respiratory Problems Strike 30 at North Carolina McDonald s

Brown said police plan to look at toxicology reports of patients who agreed for the hospital to share them with police.

Posted Thursday, November 12, 2009

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Holiday Algorithmics

If you've ever had to work a holiday, this Thanksgiving assessment algorithm reference card is for you.

Posted Friday, November 6, 2009

Research Review: What Current Studies Mean to EMS

Read about 2009 studies on intubation, etomidate, transporting stroke patients, and estimating blood loss.

Posted Friday, November 6, 2009

Insect Fogger Kills Infant, Injures Others in South Carolina

"Most people put these foggers in - they do it one time a month or every couple of months. She was using two to three a week," McCown said.

Posted Tuesday, November 3, 2009

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Half MAST: Will merger with fire service destroy high-performing EMS system?

Kansas City (Mo.) City Council votes to merge MAST Ambulance Service with the city;s fire department; a new study finds 31% of prehospital providers flunk intubation while critics debate study methods; JEMS legal experts weigh in on employer responsibilities regarding complaints against employees; JEMS Editor-in-Chief A.J. Heightman pays tribute to the late Richard Ferneau; and more.

Posted Tuesday, November 3, 2009

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Alternative' Airways Nonviable?

Critics debate a Miami study that excludes alternative airways from its definition of a successful intubation.

Posted Wednesday, October 28, 2009

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Boston EMS, City to Track H1N1 Flu Vaccine Recipients

Boston EMS is working with city officials to track who gets the seasonal and H1N1 flu vaccines this year.

Posted Tuesday, October 20, 2009


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