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Handle with Care: The challenges of transporting suicidal patients

Dealing with suicidal patients is inherently challenging because they may be difficult. Prehospital treatment options are limited for this population.

Posted Monday, October 6, 2008

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Inhalation of Hydrocarbons

How to tell if an adolescent patient has sniffed a household substance; and what your game plan should be if the signs are there.

Posted Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Walk It Off

Posted Monday, September 22, 2008

What Current Studies Mean to EMS

Research Review: Needle Size for Thoracostomy, Identifying Basal Skull Fractures, Is IO equal to IV?, and Cooling Measures Using IV Fluids

Posted Monday, September 22, 2008

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MisLeading: The clinical implications of misplaced ECG leads

The 12-lead ECG has become an exceptional prehospital tool in the detection and treatment of life-threatening arrhythmias and cardiac-associated complaints.

Posted Monday, September 15, 2008

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Perilous Fall

EMTs and paramedics from the Oklahoma City Fire Department (OCFD) and Emergency Medical Services Authority (EMSA) treat a fall victim at a construction site.

Posted Tuesday, September 9, 2008

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Lawnmowers: A resuscitation standard anybody can use

Matthew Cupp received a surprise award in March for initiating CPR on a popular 52-year-old coworker.

Posted Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Power of Prediction: "Of each particular thing, ask: 'What is it in itself, in its own construction?'" -Marcus Aurelius

Do we need to experience patterns to truly understand them before we make reliable predictions for patients based on patterns?

Posted Tuesday, September 9, 2008

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A Critical Shut-Off Valve

Editor-in-chief, A.J. Heightman, believes there's no reason tourniquets shouldn't be used to safely and effectively control life-threatening bleeding from penetrating and other massive extremity injuries.

Posted Monday, September 8, 2008


 

 

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