Patient Care

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

Letters

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

Posted Friday, May 8, 2009

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Rooftop Rescue

Posted Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Huffing: Prehospital identification & treatment of inhalant abuse

Huffing is a deadly practice that's growing in popularity and becoming increasingly difficult to detect in patients. Learn the presentations that indicate toxic chemical inhalation, so you know how and when to treat.

Posted Monday, May 4, 2009

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Las Vegas EMS Responds to Huffing Patient

Despite demonstrating sinus tachycardia and a prolonged QT in a 12-lead ECG, a huffing patient lives to tell the tale -- unlike many others who abuse dangerous inhalants.

Posted Friday, May 1, 2009

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Not Just Ankle Pain

Is your patient overexaggerating? Or is that pain a symptom of compartment syndrome? Find out what's really going on.

Posted Monday, April 13, 2009

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Geriatric Trauma: What to think about before assessing, treating & packaging the elderly

Read this refresher on the anatomical and physiological changes of aging, and how they should affect your assessment and treatment of geriatric trauma patients.

Posted Friday, April 3, 2009

Buying Time: Making the case for pacing a hypoperfusive DNR patient

A case of an obese patient who can't receive the necessary medications raises questions about the use of transcutaneous pacing to sustain a patient until medications have time to work, and the ethics of using this method on someone with a potential DNR status.

Posted Tuesday, March 31, 2009






 

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