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Common Conditions Misdiagnosed as Asthma

Learn how to properly diagnose several conditions that present with wheezing.

Posted Sunday, October 18, 2009

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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 Monday, October 12, 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 Monday, October 5, 2009

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Attacking Asthma: Five steps to treat pediatric status asthmaticus

Learn the five steps to treating for young patients experiencing acute asthma exacerbation.

Posted Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Introduction

Improvements in training and medical direction—in both prehospital and hospital systems—has allowed technology and advanced medical treatment to rapidly expand in the field, hospitals and EDs. In many instances, innovative prehospital systems and their medical directors are on the front lines leading the charge.

Posted Wednesday, September 30, 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 Wednesday, September 30, 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 Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Acoustic Coolness

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

Posted Wednesday, September 30, 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 Wednesday, September 30, 2009


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