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IN Fentanyl Vs. IV Morphine

A study from Australia attempted to compare pain relief of intranasal fentanyl (INF) with intravenous morphine (IVM) to examine the vital issue of prehospital pain management.

Posted Monday, November 12, 2007

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CL-20 Auditable Narcotics Lock

Securing and documenting narcotics is a daily routine for paramedics, but many services use only simple lock boxes and pass the keys from medic to medic at shift change.

Posted Monday, November 12, 2007

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Engel MT17 AC/DC Refrigeration Unit

Studies show that a post-resuscitation hypothermia protocol can decrease the potential for neurological damage and improve outcomes in patients who survive cardiac arrest.

Posted Monday, November 12, 2007

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IN Fentanyl Vs. IV Morphine

A study from Australia attempted to compare pain relief of intranasal fentanyl (INF) with intravenous morphine (IVM) to examine the vital issue of prehospital pain management.

Posted Monday, November 12, 2007

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Community Paramedicine Proponents Meet in Australia

Leaders of the community paramedicine program movement convened in late September in Queensland, Australia to share strategies, successes and solutions to common challenges.

Posted Friday, November 9, 2007

Study Finds Artificial Blood May Carry Risks

A national two-year study of an experimental blood substitute in critically injured patients found that those transfused with the artificial blood were more likely to die, and more likely to suffer a nonfatal heart attack, than those who received saline solution instead.

Posted Friday, November 9, 2007

FAA Won't Allow Defibrillator at Minneapolis Traffic-Control Center

The FAA forbids defibrillators in centers without medical offices. This includes the Minneapolis Air Route Traffic Control Center in Farmington.

Posted Thursday, November 8, 2007

Trauma Surge Baffles Fresno Hospital

The number of trauma victims is expected to exceed 2,800 in 2007, up from 2,109 in 2006, say officials at Community Regional Medical Center in Fresno, Calif.

Posted Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Faster Heart Attack Care Saving Lives

Two Duke University cardiologists launched an ambitious effort to streamline heart attack care about two years ago. At the AHA meeting, they reported that the effort has significantly sped up time to treatment, saving lives.

Posted Tuesday, November 6, 2007


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