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Handling In-Flight Medical Emergencies

You'd be surprised at the range of equipment available on board an air craft should you volunteer your medical knowledge in an in-flight emergency.

Posted Thursday, June 3, 2010

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When to Suspect Cardiac Tamponade

The findings of jugular venous distension, hypotension and muffled heart sounds point to the uncommon, but life-threatening, condition of cardiac tamponade.

Posted Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Research Review

Read the latest studies about elderly trauma patients, hypothermia in suffocation resuscitation, a new delivery method for naloxone and poolside blast injuries.

Posted Monday, May 31, 2010

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Leg Gets Traction Splint after Fall

Paramedics with Montgomery County (Texas) Hospital District put an elderly patient’s leg in a traction splint after a fall.

Posted Monday, May 31, 2010

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Lost and Found

How to overcome the challenges presented when treating patients who can’t remember you.

Posted Monday, May 31, 2010

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New CCR Technique Proves Successful

Learn how small changes in your resuscitative methods could result in better patient outcomes.

Posted Monday, May 31, 2010

Frail & Forgotten

Remember that your elderly patients are people first and foremost, and have compassion when caring for them.

Posted Monday, May 31, 2010

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Practicing Vascular Access

Starting an IV isn’t always easy, so learn this alternative technique.

Posted Monday, May 31, 2010

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CPAP Works Wonders

CPAP helps patients breathe easy, no matter how stressful the surroundings.

Posted Friday, May 28, 2010


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