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Understanding Hyponatremia Key to EMS Providers at the Country’s Largest Bicycle Race

Understanding how to treat hyponatremia and similar heat-related injuries is important when patients are endurance athletes competing in extreme heat.

Posted Wednesday, April 10, 2013

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Low-speed, Two-car Crash Requires Pediatric Immobilization

A team of Missouri first responders immobilize a pediatric patient at a crash scene with three patients.

Posted Friday, April 5, 2013

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Readers Share Feedback on CPR Interruption Time and Transporting Psychological Patients

Readers offer comments on recent JEMS and JEMS.com articles.

Posted Friday, April 5, 2013

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Fort Worth Fire Department Rescues Man after 8-Foot Fall

Fort Worth Fire Department provided technical rescue of a man who fell 8-feet off a cliff.

Posted Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Readers Recognize the Efforts of Freedom House EMS Pioneers

Readers offer comments on recent JEMS and JEMS.com articles.

Posted Wednesday, March 27, 2013

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The Role of Tranexamic Acid in EMS & Preoperative Trauma Management

Tranexamic acid (TXA), used to inhibit the body’s natural clot breakdown, could have value for certain trauma patients in the field.

Posted Wednesday, March 27, 2013

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How Ischemic Post-conditioning Can Help the Cardiac Arrest Patient

Intermittent short ischemic episodes trigger a cascade of cellular protection mechanisms reducing injury to the heart and improving brain function.

Posted Wednesday, March 27, 2013

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Permissive Hypotension in Trauma Resuscitation

Normal saline raises the trauma patient’s blood pressure but may not contribute to the best outcomes.

Posted Wednesday, March 27, 2013

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A New Analysis of Lift-Assist Calls

David Page analyzes three new studies that looked at lift-assist calls, ECG accuracy in diagnosing STEMI, and the effect of temperature variation on drugs.

Posted Tuesday, March 26, 2013


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