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Handles for People: Revisiting the Montana Blanket Roll

People in bathtubs are slippery and can be frustrating to handle safely and with good body mechanics. The Montana Blanket Roll is a simple, quick answer.

Posted Monday, July 6, 2009

The Four Cs of Care

Find out what went through Editor-in-Chief A.J. Heightman's mind before going into gastric bypass surgery and how it relates to EMS.

Posted Monday, July 6, 2009

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Striking out at Stroke: A Comparative Perspective

Could we be doing more for our acute stroke patients? Yes. Southeast Coast Ambulance Service in the United Kingdom has a unique multi-disciplinary model that may point to the future of stroke care in the U.S.

Posted Monday, July 6, 2009

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Pothole' Conversion: External mechanical force reverses supraventricular tachycardia

A patient with supreventricular tachycardia is converted after the ambulance hits a pothole, but the questions remains: Are 'precordial thumps' a good idea?

Posted Monday, June 15, 2009

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Cardiodromes: Using recognizable sets of signs & symptoms to understand & manage congenital heart defects

With the large number of children and growing number of adults with congenital heart defects, it_s important for EMS providers to be familiar with the most common defects and be able to properly assess and treat these patients.

Posted Thursday, June 11, 2009

Tat Tapestry: Patients' skin gives us clues into their well-being and lifestyle

The skin of our patients can give us clues into their well-being. It can also be a visual window into their souls, or at least their lifestyle choices.

Posted Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Cuting Cardiac Deaths; Expired Antidotes & ZOLL on Forbes List

Heart disease drops to number-two killer in San Diego; Detroit ambulances caught carrying expired meds; ZOLL makes Forbes trustworthiness list for third year in a row; and more.

Posted Wednesday, June 3, 2009






 

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