Case Of The Month

Buying Time: Making the case for pacing a hypoperfusive DNR patient

A case of an obese patient who can't receive the necessary medications raises questions about the use of transcutaneous pacing to sustain a patient until medications have time to work, and the ethics of using this method on someone with a potential DNR status.

Posted Monday, March 30, 2009

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White Cloud: Responding to suspicious white powder incidents

An EMS crew responded to an injury call outside a municipal courthouse find the female victim lying on the ground, covered with a white, powdery substance.

Posted Wednesday, February 11, 2009

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Write It Right:Keeping your PCR clinical & factual

This article discusses how your PCR isn_t the place for subjective narration or emotion and the importance of sticking to the facts.„

Posted Friday, November 14, 2008

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Patient in a Post-excited State Takes EMS by Surprise

This article discusses how patients suffering from excited delirium can "cycle" through excited and deteriorated stages.

Posted Thursday, November 13, 2008

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Injury by Power Tool: Unusual incident tests providers' skills

An„EMS crew responded to a 32-year-old male weighing approximately„220 lbs. They found the patient seated at a kitchen table with a puncture wound to the back of his head.

Posted Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Caught on Tape

Videos are being shot everywhere. How might it affect EMS?

Posted Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Power of Prediction: "Of each particular thing, ask: 'What is it in itself, in its own construction?'" -Marcus Aurelius

Do we need to experience patterns to truly understand them before we make reliable predictions for patients based on patterns?

Posted Monday, September 8, 2008


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