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Not Just Ankle Pain

Is your patient overexaggerating? Or is that pain a symptom of compartment syndrome? Find out what's really going on.

Posted Monday, April 13, 2009

FDA Reversal OKs Morphine Painkiller for Dying

Experts in hospice care and pain relief welcomed an FDA decision Thursday to allow a liquid morphine painkiller to remain on the market.

Posted Friday, April 10, 2009

Emergency Crews Put to the Test in Binghamton, N.Y.

On Friday morning, EMS, fire and police from the Binghamton, N.Y., region responded to a multiple shooting MCI at the American Civic Association. Some key points will help you successfully manage an incident of this nature.

Posted Friday, April 3, 2009

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6 shot, hostages taken in Binghamton, NY

Mayor Matthew Ryan said there was a hostage situation involving a gunman with a high-powered rifle. The gunman barricaded the rear door of the American Civic Association with his car before entering through the front door, firing his weapon. Early reports indicate 41 hostages are in the building and that apartments were being evacuated.

Posted Friday, April 3, 2009

Emergency Crews Put to the Test in Binghamton, N.Y.

On Friday morning, EMS, fire and police from the Binghamton, N.Y., region responded to a multiple shooting MCI at the American Civic Association. Some key points will help you successfully manage an incident of this nature.

Posted Friday, April 3, 2009

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The Aussie Anesthetic: Why the U.S. should consider equipping medics with ketamine

An Australian medical director talks about how his EMS system uses ketamine for pain management. Your agency may want to follow suit.

Posted Thursday, March 12, 2009

A Dirty Job: Compartment syndrome in a confined-space rescue

On the evening of Sept. 24, 2008, a 9-1-1 call was received reporting " man trapped in a tank" at the Brooklyn (N.Y.) Greenpoint Wastewater Treatment Plant. Dispatch immediately sent a patrol officer, as well as BLS and ALS units, to the site.

Posted Tuesday, November 18, 2008

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Cranial Injury by Nail Gun

Thanks to swift prehospital care and careful removal by neurosurgeons, this„patient survived serious head injury after being„impaled„with a 2" nail shot by a pressure-powered nail gun.

Posted Monday, November 3, 2008


 

 

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