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How Much Training Is Enough?

We know that training students in clinical procedures is a difficult issue. Even if we ignore the problem of too many students competing for too few procedures, concerns about liability, supervision, reimbursement and technical problems remain.

Posted Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Virtual Reality Simulation Training

From time to time, I like to pretend that I'm still in academics. That's why I was excited when my friend Dr. Dennis Vincenzi, assistant professor of human factors and systems at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, invited me out for a beer a few weeks ago.

Posted Wednesday, September 19, 2007

State probing medical process used by AMR

Colorado State health officials are investigating an incident involving a patient treated by American Medical Response, and the ambulance company has agreed to temporarily stop using a procedure unless directed by a doctor.

Posted Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Firefighter's family gets $12 million in his death

Jurors awarded $12 million Tuesday to a St. Louis firefighter's family and will consider additional damages against the maker of breathing equipment they said killed him while fighting a blaze in 2002.

Posted Wednesday, September 19, 2007


Recent studies document a high incidence of hyperventilation by prehospital providers, with a potentially detrimental effect on outcome in traumatic brain injury (TBI).

Posted Monday, September 17, 2007

Sick 9/11 Responders Still Coming Forward

Six years after the Sept. 11 attacks, the number of first responders and workers who are ill and are seeking monitoring and treatment continues to rise, a trend that surprises the medical professionals caring for them.

Posted Monday, September 10, 2007

Asthma Epidemic Documented Among 9/11 Responders

Recovery workers who spent significant time at Ground Zero after Sept. 11, 2001, developed asthma at a rate 12 times higher than what is normal for adults, according to statistics published yesterday in a report by the city Health Department.

Posted Wednesday, September 5, 2007

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Multifunction Airway Training Manikin

Paramedic students need to practice techniques and be able to identify landmarks in actual patients based on what they see in the manikin. The new Adult Deluxe Airway Management Head from Simulaids offers realistic anatomical landmarks with the ability to practice all BLS and ALS airway adjuncts.

Posted Thursday, August 23, 2007

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Grandma is Speeding to the Chippendale Club Again

Good news! We re all living longer. The real news: We re going to respond to more geriatric emergencies and trauma cases in the coming decades.

Posted Tuesday, August 21, 2007

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