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Practicing Vascular Access

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

Posted Monday, May 31, 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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CPAP Works Wonders

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

Posted Friday, May 28, 2010

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Validation of Canadian C-Spine Rule

Why you should adopt a selective spinal immobilization protocol if you don't have one already.

Posted Monday, May 10, 2010

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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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