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Paralysis Analysis: Using Succinylcholine to Help, Not Harm

The following case study shows that„when clinicians ignore the situational dangers of a go-to airway drug, and possess only a ˙thin veneer of competenceÓ in dispensing it, they often do more harm than good.

Posted Wednesday, October 8, 2008

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Extreme Ambulance Makeovers

EMS chief of Littleton (Colo.) Fire Rescue, Wayne Zygowicz, discusses some of the best accessories available in the ambulance industry.

Posted Wednesday, October 8, 2008

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Handle with Care: The challenges of transporting suicidal patients

Dealing with suicidal patients is inherently challenging because they may be difficult. Prehospital treatment options are limited for this population.

Posted Monday, October 6, 2008

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Now What?: Managing exposures without Ryan White notifications

The repeal of the emergency response provisions of the Ryan White CARE Act has jeopardized the legal rights of some emergency responders following exposures to communicable diseases.

Posted Monday, September 15, 2008

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Liability Basics for Instructors: Tips for preventing lawsuits in the educational setting

Everyone in EMS has received some training in liability issues associated with the delivery of patient care, but few of us who have become instructors have received any training regarding legal issues related to EMS education.

Posted Monday, September 15, 2008

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MisLeading: The clinical implications of misplaced ECG leads

The 12-lead ECG has become an exceptional prehospital tool in the detection and treatment of life-threatening arrhythmias and cardiac-associated complaints.

Posted Monday, September 15, 2008

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At The Push of a Button: Now's the time to develop & enforce a photo policy

Incidents„where„scene photography has resulted in employee terminations and resignations, national news coverage, and embarrassment for the EMS providers shows that it's time to develop„& enforce a photo policy.„

Posted Friday, September 5, 2008

Provocative Protocols

This article reviews the adult ALS protocols of four EMS systems, each serving populations greater than 1 million.

Posted Friday, September 5, 2008

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Shock Factor: How donut magnets can suspend inappropriate ICD shocks

This article discusses the benfits of ICDS, their possible defects, and how to identify bad shocks.

Posted Friday, September 5, 2008






 

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