Airway And Respiratory

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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Smoke Signals: Recognition and treatment of combustion-induced cyanide toxicity

Learn how to recognize and treat cyanide poisoning related to the combustion of household items.

Posted Tuesday, September 29, 2009

First Video Laryngoscopic Intubation Performed via Telemedicine

An elderly patient, with a severe COPD exacerbation, presented to the ED at Northern Cochise Community Hospital in Willcox, Arizona.

Posted Tuesday, September 29, 2009

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Odd Job: Woman Impaled by Tree Limb

Michelle Childers and her husband, Daniel, were taking a recreational drive on a rural road Sept. 5 when a spruce tree crashed through the passenger side window of the vehicle.

Posted Monday, September 21, 2009






 

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