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Shedding Light on the Economic Crisis: What's happening & what we can do to protect EMS

Get the big picture of where EMS fits into the economic predicament and what agencies can do to keep their services running.

Posted Monday, June 1, 2009

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JEMS 2009 Hot Products: 30 innovative new products showcased at the 27th Annual EMS Today

The June 2009 issue of JEMS features 30 products that stood out at the EMS Today Conference & Exposition.

Posted Monday, June 1, 2009

Not the Nitro? Patient goes into prehospital V-fib arrest following nitroglycerin

A chest pain patient receives nitroglycerin and immediately goes into cardiac arrest. Is the nitro to blame, or is it just coincidence?

Posted Monday, May 18, 2009

Learning From Near Misses: What the National Fire Fighter Near-Miss Reporting System means for EMS

The National Fire Fighter Near-Miss Reporting System is actively collecting reports from EMS personnel related to incidents that put them in danger. What does this mean for you, the street-level provider or EMS administrator?

Posted Monday, May 11, 2009

Huffing: Prehospital identification & treatment of inhalant abuse

Huffing is a deadly practice that's growing in popularity and becoming increasingly difficult to detect in patients. Learn the presentations that indicate toxic chemical inhalation, so you know how and when to treat.

Posted Monday, May 4, 2009

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Trauma at the Tunnel

On Sept. 12, 2008, a commuter train headed north from downtown L.A. collided head on with a southbound freight train, instantly killing 25 and injuring 107. It would become the worst railroad accident in California's history.

Posted Monday, May 4, 2009

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Why We Relive our Patient's Pain

The traumatic events experienced by EMS providers as part of their jobs can eventually intensify to the point where they feel too much distress.

Posted Friday, May 1, 2009

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Las Vegas EMS Responds to Huffing Patient

Despite demonstrating sinus tachycardia and a prolonged QT in a 12-lead ECG, a huffing patient lives to tell the tale -- unlike many others who abuse dangerous inhalants.

Posted Friday, May 1, 2009

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Geriatric Trauma: What to think about before assessing, treating & packaging the elderly

Read this refresher on the anatomical and physiological changes of aging, and how they should affect your assessment and treatment of geriatric trauma patients.

Posted Friday, April 3, 2009






 

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