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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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Precious Assets: We need to stop wasting people—and we can

This article discusses the essential traits of EMS people; how to create & sustain the right environment and how to take care of your people.

Posted Friday, September 5, 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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Medical Triage for WMD Incidents: Incidents an adaptation of daily triage

The START method of sorting medical casualties has been the key to the survival of trauma victims, particularly at large MCIs.

Posted Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Deconstructing Obstructions Techniques for relieving airway obstructions when your advanced airway techniques are exhausted

The following cases present some less common techniques for advanced airway management that you might need to apply someday.

Posted Friday, August 29, 2008






 

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