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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

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 Wednesday, March 11, 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 Sunday, March 8, 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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