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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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The Quest for the Holy Grail of Trauma Continues

Keith Wesley has been waiting for a readily available supply of oxygen-carrying resuscitation fluid that is easy to store. Read on to see if this Holy Grail has been found.

Posted Tuesday, March 24, 2009

PolyHeme Is in the News Again

Will Chapleau has been following the PolyHeme trials in hopes it will eventually become an acceptable alternative to blood in trauma patients in the field. Read his take on the latest PolyHeme trial.

Posted Tuesday, March 24, 2009

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The Quest for the Holy Grail of Trauma Continues

Keith Wesley has been waiting for a readily available supply of oxygen-carrying resuscitation fluid that is easy to store. Read on to see if this Holy Grail has been found.

Posted Tuesday, March 24, 2009


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