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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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Recognizing and Managing Bacterial Tracheitis

Bacterial tracheitis is often mistaken for croup, but progresses much faster and requires swift recognition and treatment.

Posted Tuesday, January 12, 2010

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Fecal Matters

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

Posted Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Poison Control Deduces Cause of Patient's Coma

An ED staff mistakes alcohol-related hepatic encephalopathy for a toxin-induced coma, emphasizing the need to perform thorough assessments and history-taking.

Posted Monday, January 4, 2010

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More on Critical Burn Patient

Get the full details about the scene featured in the Call to Action section of January 2010 JEMS.

Posted Monday, January 4, 2010

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Critical Burn Patient

Learn how first responders treated this burn patient, whose skin flaked off his body every time he was touched.

Posted Monday, January 4, 2010

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Tucson Woman Arrested, Gave 2 Kids Insulin to Stop Crying

Authorities say woman is being held on $1 million bond after being jailed on charges of attempted first degree murder.

Posted Thursday, December 24, 2009

Odor Hospitalizes 5 in Connecticut

A portion of Route 1 in Waterford was shut down Monday morning following reports of a gas leak. Five people had to be transported to Lawrence and Memorial Hospital.

Posted Tuesday, December 22, 2009

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Boston School Gas Leak Sends 33 Students to Hospital

A spokeswoman for emergency medical services says 33 students were taken to the hospital as a precaution.

Posted Tuesday, December 15, 2009


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