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Comparison between Prehospital Intubation and Mortality Is Controversial

Does this study make medics sound like "just a bunch of cowboys with laryngoscopes for pistols?"

Posted Thursday, October 29, 2009

Melbourne Paramedics Use Drugs to Kill Dog, Save Man

The pit bull's jaw remained locked on the man's hand for more than 20 minutes before ambulance officers injected the dog with a lethal dose of drugs.

Posted Monday, October 19, 2009

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Authorities Seek Cause of Arizona Sweat Lodge Deaths

Authorities haven't determined the cause of the deaths and illnesses; tests for carbon monoxide and other contaminants were negative.

Posted Monday, October 12, 2009

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Smoke Signals: Recognition and treatment of combustion-induced cyanide toxicity

Learn how to recognize and treat cyanide poisoning related to the combustion of household items.

Posted Monday, September 28, 2009

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EMTs Rescue Five People from High Carbon Monoxide Levels

EMTs Andrew Gabor and Claudia Rugel from Station 32 were called to help a man who fell in an apartment in Brooklyn, but they ended up saving the lives of five people, including an infant.

Posted Sunday, September 20, 2009

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RAE Systems ToxiRAE3 CO Monitor

EMS units have been treating CO poisonings and unknowingly exposing themselves to CO for years. The ToxiRAE3 CO Monitor from RAE Systems is an easy to use, single-gas monitor that can be quickly attached to a first-in bag to monitor the atmosphere.

Posted Tuesday, September 15, 2009

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MedIcePax Hypothermic Emergency Kit

Using hypothermia to slow a stroke patientÌs metabolism and allow the body to heal itself seems almost too simple. The Hypothermic Emergency Kit from MedIcePax makes it even easier.

Posted Tuesday, September 15, 2009

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Littleton EMS Delivers Breech Baby in Ambulance

Littleton, Colo., firefighter/paramedics got a call for a first-time mother's delivery that wouldn't wait.

Posted Wednesday, September 9, 2009

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Are Vital Signs Vital?

Are vital signs a good predictor of how trauma patients will compensate for shock? Read this review of a study that attempted to find out.

Posted Sunday, August 30, 2009


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