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The Value of CPAP

Recent data from the Houston Fire Department suggests that about half the time paramedics use CPAP, they ultimately avoid an intubation.

Posted Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Critical Changes

Daya and Nakamura review three new enhancements available in the Philips HeartStart MRx monitor-defibrillator: the Acute Coronary Ischemia-Time Insensitive Predictive Instrument (ACI-TIPI), the Thrombolytic Predictive Index (TPI) and Connected Care Data Management solution systems.

Posted Wednesday, September 30, 2009

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Strengthening the Chain of Survival

The cardiac chain of survival depends first and foremost on early CPR, but once EMS professionals arrive, quality measures -- such as real-time feedback and integrated debriefing -- make a vital difference in patient outcomes.

Posted Wednesday, September 30, 2009

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Smoke Signals: Recognition and treatment of combustion-induced cyanide toxicity

Learn how to recognize and treat cyanide poisoning related to the combustion of household items.

Posted Monday, September 28, 2009

Pump for the Pump

There’s significant evidence that manual CPR isn’t effective in a moving ambulance. It’s time for EMS agencies to pay attention to the data on effective CPR and the efficacy of mechanical CPR to improve resuscitation outcomes.

Posted Monday, August 31, 2009

Ineffective Techniques

The importance of chest compressions as the cornerstone of resuscitation has been confirmed by research and put into protocols, but the most elaborate and eloquent protocols are useless if the actual circulation needed from adequate compressions is lacking.

Posted Monday, August 31, 2009

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A Hands-On Approach

Studies show that the first minute of CPR with ventilations, even an ideally performed effort results in only 30 chest compression. Is this affecting our survival rates?

Posted Monday, August 31, 2009

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Through the Years

Just 5–15% of patients treated with standard CPR survive cardiac arrest, showing a need for improved technique. Mechanical CPR devices have evolved, and they might just be the ticket to consistently improved CPR.

Posted Monday, August 31, 2009

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Assess Your Adequacy

In addition to providing effective and continuous CPR, automated CPR devices also are equipped with such tools as capnography to help providers determine accuracy.

Posted Monday, August 31, 2009


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