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Basics & Backups: Critical patient requires airway control & vascular access

Severe hyperthermia proves to be a life-threatening complication of excited delirium syndrome in 50-year-old male drug abuser.

Posted Monday, March 15, 2010

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Red Hot Herring: Severe hyperthermia merely a symptom of patient's real problem

Severe hyperthermia proves to be a life-threatening complication of excited delirium syndrome in 50-year-old male drug abuser.

Posted Friday, March 5, 2010

CO Leak Forces Evacuation of New Hampshire Hotel

Police officers and firefighters evacuated the Hilton Garden Inn Monday morning after getting reports of people feeling sick.

Posted Monday, February 15, 2010

Seven Personnel Overcome at Salina CO Incident

However, a paramedic and firefighter who went into the home to render assistance "were quickly overcome, and they collapsed," Williams said.

Posted Thursday, February 4, 2010

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Expect the Unexpected and Treat Accordingly

A crew keeps an open mind and uses caution in treatment, ultimately facilitating proper definitive care for a deteriorating patient presenting with multiple critical signs.

Posted Thursday, February 4, 2010

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Medicine Running Low at Haiti Hospitals, Clinics

Air Force Gen. Douglas Fraser, head of the U.S. military's Southern Command, told reporters Thursday that Navy hospital ship USNS Comfort had reached its "care limit" after treating more than 3,000 people.

Posted Friday, January 29, 2010

Maryland Woman Bitten by Cobra; Assistant Curator Responds with Anti-Venom

An emergency phone call from Maryland Poison Control, which was searching for anti-venom through a Web site called the anti-venom index, propelled Bell out of his chair and into his office.

Posted Thursday, January 28, 2010

FDNY EMTs Rescue Five from Queens Carbon Monoxide Incident

As soon as the members stepped into the residence, the CO detectors they wear on their belts began to sound, indicating readings of 700 ppm - indicating extreme exposure.

Posted Friday, January 22, 2010

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Fecal Matters

Guy Haskell remembers a "malodorous" call from a well-known "rapscallious" patient.

Posted Tuesday, January 12, 2010






 

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