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Assessing Trauma Patients Proves Difficult

EMS providers should keep in mind many factors when assessing trauma patients.

Posted Tuesday, February 1, 2011

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Know the Symptoms of Addison’s Disease

Addison’s disease is a rare disorder of the endocrine system caused by a lack of steroid hormones.

Posted Saturday, January 1, 2011

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Recognizing Strokes Prove Complex

Recognizing stroke patients can be complex.

Posted Wednesday, December 1, 2010

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Airway Encounters

When treating a cardiac arrest patient, which airway management method would you choose?

Posted Friday, October 1, 2010

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Know the Signs and Symptoms of Traumatic Asphyxia

Despite being widely recognized, there’s comparatively little in medical literature regarding the condition.

Posted Wednesday, September 1, 2010

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Know How to Treat Hydrocarbon Poisoning

Hydrocarbon poisoning a common risk for pediatric patients

Posted Sunday, August 1, 2010

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Combine AHA Recommendations for Better Outcomes

There’s no silver bullet for cardiac arrest resuscitation.

Posted Thursday, July 1, 2010

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When to Suspect Cardiac Tamponade

The findings of jugular venous distension, hypotension and muffled heart sounds point to the uncommon, but life-threatening, condition of cardiac tamponade.

Posted Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Identify False ECG Readings

Patient movement can affect ECG readings, which is just one reason you should feel the patient rather than rely on the computer’s interpretation of the rhythm.

Posted Thursday, April 29, 2010






 

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