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London Personalizes EMS Care for Special Patients

London Ambulance Service has created "patient-specific protocols" to guide providers on care for special-needs patients for whom regular protocols don't fit.

Posted Wednesday, May 6, 2009

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Rooftop Rescue

Posted Tuesday, May 5, 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 Friday, May 1, 2009

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Why Don't We Have That?

If you're a world traveler like Dr. Bledsoe, you've probably seen a thing or two to envy about international EMS systems. Here's what we're missing out on.

Posted Thursday, April 30, 2009

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Why Don't We Have That?

If you're a world traveler like Dr. Bledsoe, you've probably seen a thing or two to envy about international EMS systems. Here's what we're missing out on.

Posted Thursday, April 30, 2009

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Vidacare EZ-IO G3 Power Driver

The paramedics and physicians who have been using the EZ-IO intraosseous device should thank the military for the new smaller, lighter model.

Posted Wednesday, April 29, 2009

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Not Just Ankle Pain

Is your patient overexaggerating? Or is that pain a symptom of compartment syndrome? Find out what's really going on.

Posted Monday, April 13, 2009

Diabetics Skimp On Lifesaving Care in Recession

Emergency care in diabetics is on the rise as the recession deepens and patients cut back on medical care, insulin, medications and blood-sugar testing supplies.

Posted Monday, April 13, 2009


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