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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

Research Review

Get current by reading about recent studies on blood pressure, STEMI patients, IO equipment and backboards.

Posted Tuesday, March 31, 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

More Than a Number: Age does matter in your assessment

Hear from our Editor-in-Chief about why understanding geriatric care is more important than ever.

Posted Monday, March 30, 2009






 

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