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Ebola Response: A Continuing Process of Updates

Review the CDC’s recently updated recommendations on Ebola patient handing.

Posted Monday, December 1, 2014

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Exercising Compassion in the Best Way

Our readers discuss wins and precautions across EMS.

Posted Monday, December 1, 2014

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Three Fire Companies Work to Extricate Around Downed Power Lines

Driver crashes into utility pole in Pennsylvania.

Posted Monday, December 1, 2014

Introduction to Perfusion on Demand

Current research and experience with IPR supports its use to enhance perfusion; the more we learn, the more the potential for IPR therapy grows.

Posted Tuesday, November 25, 2014

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Using Intrathoracic Pressure Regulation to Enhance Blood Flow in Hypotensive and Cardiac Arrest Patients

Hypotensive patients, like those experiencing shock or cardiac arrest, require enhanced blood flow to provide sufficient oxygen to vital organs. Intrathoracic Pressure Regulation works with the body’s own physiology to enhance blood flow, improving cardiac output and lowering intracranial pressure.

Posted Monday, November 24, 2014

Improving Survival from Cardiac Arrest Using ACD-CPR + ITD

Using active compression-decompression CPR with an ITD has been shown to improve 1-year survival from cardiac arrest by 33%.

Posted Sunday, November 23, 2014

Future Applications of Intrathoracic Pressure Regulation

Dr. Ray Fowler takes a look at research that is showing promise for applications of IPR beyond CPR.

Posted Saturday, November 22, 2014

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Respiratory Impedance in the Hypotensive Breathing Patient

It’s not uncommon for EMS providers to encounter hypotensive patients, whether from trauma, infection, dehydration or other cause. Impedance threshold devices (ITDs) are a BLS-approved therapy for quickly and effectively raising patient blood pressure in the EMS setting. This article examines current clinical studies of ITD use and their implications for EMS providers.

Posted Friday, November 21, 2014

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Assessment and Treatment of Spinal Cord Injuries and Neurogenic Shock

Do you know the difference between neurogenic and spinal shock?

Posted Tuesday, November 11, 2014


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