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When Lightning Strikes: Bolting down the facts & fiction

Did you know that lightning does strike twice in the same place? Read on to test your knowledge of this dangerous natural phenomenon and learn how to treat your patients and keep yourself safe when responding to volatile—and electric—weather.

Posted Friday, March 27, 2009

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A Lot of Nerve: How to perform a full neurological assessment for medical & trauma patients

This overview of the current treatment of CHF shows the significant shift in strategy in regard to the management of CHF and pulmonary edema, including recommended drug therapies.

Posted Monday, March 16, 2009

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The Aussie Anesthetic: Why the U.S. should consider equipping medics with ketamine

An Australian medical director talks about how his EMS system uses ketamine for pain management. Your agency may want to follow suit.

Posted Thursday, March 12, 2009

The Value Quotient: Looking at the combined effects of quality & cost

If you manage money in your agency, this is a must read. You'll find out how an equation can help you make financial decisions.

Posted Thursday, March 12, 2009

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When Dead Is Only Mostly Dead: Understanding which causes of sudden cardiac death have good outcomes

EMS providers sometimes approach cardiac arrest assuming it will end poorly. But certain causes of cardiac arrest can allow for excellent outcomes despite prolonged CPR.

Posted Monday, March 9, 2009

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Don't Be A Minimizer: Avoid the Trap of Underestimating Signs & Symptoms

Are you a minimizer? Let’s hope not. Read this article to find out.

Posted Monday, March 2, 2009

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Mastering CHF: Current strategies for the prehospital care of congestive heart failure

This overview of the current treatment of CHF shows the significant shift in strategy in regard to the management of CHF and pulmonary edema, including recommended drug therapies.

Posted Tuesday, February 24, 2009

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Workforce Priorities: Three steps to determine what they are & move forward

In recent years, considerable media attention has been given to the shortage of EMTs and paramedics. Is a nationwide "crisis" or "shortage" of EMS professionals really upon us?

Posted Thursday, February 19, 2009

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2008 JEMS 200-City Survey

February JEMS includes the annual "200-City Survey," which sets the benchmark for practices in your organization by offering a national look at prehospital care.

Posted Sunday, February 1, 2009






 

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