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Exercising Restraint

Restraining a child isn't always the easiest task. But sometimes we have no choice.

Posted Monday, December 14, 2009

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Understand Folk Medicine's Role in the Prehospital Care of Many Mexican-Americans

Understand, recognize and respect the role of folk medicine in the Mexican-American population.

Posted Thursday, December 10, 2009

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Hidden Trauma: Seizure patients have a significant risk for injury

Crews respond to a call for a fallen 32-year-old seizure patient but fail to suspect a severe injury.

Posted Friday, December 4, 2009

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Back to the Basics

Studies show that having more than two paramedics at a medical emergency tends to be detrimental. Is it because we're jumping to ALS without first providing important BLS measures?

Posted Thursday, December 3, 2009

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Remote Cardiac Call: ALS crew treats patient with suspected drug overdose

EMS providers choose RSI on a cardiac patient in a rural area.

Posted Wednesday, December 2, 2009

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Sentimental Journey: Granting hospice patients one last wish

Be inspired by this awesome partnership between an EMS agency and a hospice in Colorado.

Posted Tuesday, November 10, 2009

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Holiday Algorithmics

If you've ever had to work a holiday, this Thanksgiving assessment algorithm reference card is for you.

Posted Friday, November 6, 2009

Research Review: What Current Studies Mean to EMS

Read about 2009 studies on intubation, etomidate, transporting stroke patients, and estimating blood loss.

Posted Friday, November 6, 2009

Stimulus Overload: 'Video game epilepsy' causes seizures in young and old

EMS providers treat a 24-year-old for seizures experienced following prolonged and close-range video game play.

Posted Thursday, November 5, 2009


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