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‘Santa’ Comforts Children over the Air

Virginia Beach EMS program uses radio waves to spread holiday cheer to children involved in 9-1-1 calls during Christmas season.

Posted Wednesday, December 12, 2012

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How to Identify Serotonin Syndrome in the Field

Identifying signs & symptoms of serotonin syndrome can improve patient care.

Posted Wednesday, December 12, 2012

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Studies Compare Methods of Medication Administration & Patient Transport

Evidence points to IN over IV use in certain circumstances; unusual data on transport methods.

Posted Tuesday, December 11, 2012

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Know the Differences between Seizures, Epilepsy & Mimics

Get a refresher on assessment techniques for the various types of seizures.

Posted Monday, December 10, 2012

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Detroit Medic Won’t Be Suspended over ‘Blanket Scandal’

Commissioner decides not to punish Detroit medic after he gave a blanket to a fire victim.

Posted Monday, December 10, 2012

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Is Nebulized Naloxone a Safe & Effective Treatment for Suspected Opioid Overdose?

Retrospective analysis of cases of naloxone administration via a nebulizer supports its use as a treatment for suspected opioid overdose.

Posted Friday, December 7, 2012

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Burn Injuries Require Quick Identification, Treatment & Transport

Prehospital burn treatment focuses on halting the burning process, protecting the airway, preventing potential disability, maintaining homeostasis and providing pain control.

Posted Friday, November 30, 2012

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Are the Benefits of Mechanical CPR Worth the Interruption Time?

Research study examines estimated vs. exact duration of interruption time to apply a mechanical CPR device.

Posted Wednesday, November 28, 2012

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How to Spec a Prehospital Monitor/Defibrillator

Doing your research can make the cardiac monitor speccing process easier.

Posted Monday, November 19, 2012






 

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