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Airway And Respiratory

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

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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 Monday, September 28, 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 Monday, September 28, 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 Sunday, September 20, 2009

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FDA Approves New Swine Flu Vaccine

Doses should be available to health workers, possibly including EMS providers, by the first week of October, about a week earlier than expected.

Posted Monday, September 14, 2009

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A Tale of Two Airways

If at first you don't succeed with an occluded pediatric airway, do you try and try again? Find out what Guy Haskell says about it.

Posted Thursday, August 27, 2009

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A Tale of Two Airways

If at first you don't succeed with an occluded pediatric airway, do you try and try again? Find out what Guy Haskell says about it.

Posted Thursday, August 27, 2009


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