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Measuring the Value of ALS Care for the Urban Seizure Patient

Is rapid transport of seizure patients preferable with greater adherence to BLS care in a single-tiered ALS system? Read Dr. Wesley's review of a Pittsburg study to find out.

Posted Wednesday, April 8, 2009

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Measuring the Value of ALS Care for the Urban Seizure Patient

Is rapid transport of seizure patients preferable with greater adherence to BLS care in a single-tiered ALS system? Read Dr. Wesley's review of a Pittsburg study to find out.

Posted Wednesday, April 8, 2009

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The Myth of the Trendelenburg Position

This study attempts to determine whether there's science behind the Trendelenburg position.

Posted Thursday, April 2, 2009

FDNY to Carry Epi on BLS Units

FDNY announced plans to begin carrying doses of epinephrine on all ambulances, including its 163 BLS units, to treat patients in anaphylactic shock.

Posted Thursday, April 2, 2009

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The Myth of the Trendelenburg Position

This study attempts to determine whether there's science behind the Trendelenburg position.

Posted Thursday, April 2, 2009

Buying Time: Making the case for pacing a hypoperfusive DNR patient

A case of an obese patient who can't receive the necessary medications raises questions about the use of transcutaneous pacing to sustain a patient until medications have time to work, and the ethics of using this method on someone with a potential DNR status.

Posted Monday, March 30, 2009

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Gunman's Estranged Wife Worked at Home

Posted Sunday, March 29, 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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