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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 Sunday, May 3, 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 Sunday, May 3, 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 Thursday, April 30, 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 Thursday, April 30, 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 Thursday, April 2, 2009

2009 Ambulance Manufacture Showcase

Do you need to buy a new rig on a fixed budget?

Posted Wednesday, April 1, 2009

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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 Thursday, March 26, 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 Sunday, March 15, 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 Wednesday, March 11, 2009


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