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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

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

Polarizing Position & CSI EMS

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

Posted Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Advanced Directives, Tourniquets, Tasers & Prehospital ETI in Seattle

Read about 2009 studies on prehospital ETI, advanced directives, tourniquets and tasers.

Posted Wednesday, June 3, 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

Not the Nitro? Patient goes into prehospital V-fib arrest following nitroglycerin

A chest pain patient receives nitroglycerin and immediately goes into cardiac arrest. Is the nitro to blame, or is it just coincidence?

Posted Monday, May 18, 2009






 

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