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When Flu Symptoms Aren't the Flu

A patient's diabetic ketoacidosis is mistaken for the flu-like illness that likely precipitated it.

Posted Friday, May 7, 2010

When Patient Movement Causes False ECG Readings

The EMS Mythbusters determine whether the endotracheal tube is becoming obsolete with the proliferation of advanced airway alternatives.

Posted Thursday, April 29, 2010

Identify False ECG Readings

Patient movement can affect ECG readings, which is just one reason you should feel the patient rather than rely on the computer’s interpretation of the rhythm.

Posted Thursday, April 29, 2010

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Suction Catheter Saves Fingers

A new suction catheter invented by a paramedic can keep your fingers from getting bitten when clearing a patient’s airway.

Posted Thursday, April 29, 2010

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Teaching New CPR Protocols

When the AHA releases their updated CPR guidelines later this year, you may need to re-educate your staff. Learn how here.

Posted Thursday, April 29, 2010

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How to Treat Shortness of Breath

Here we present the most common causes of shortness of breath, along with their symptoms and treatments.

Posted Wednesday, April 28, 2010

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Seat Belt Sign on the Neck Is a Serious Finding

Providers should examine MVC patients for seatbelt sign of the neck because it can signify underlying trauma.

Posted Wednesday, April 28, 2010

'Instant Feedback' Letter and Response

Readers share their comments on JEMS and JEMS.com articles.

Posted Wednesday, April 28, 2010

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Immobilization Study Presents Wake-up Call

A new study delivers a wake-up call about cervical immobilization.

Posted Wednesday, April 28, 2010


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