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Case Reports

Read about three case studies of three patients who survived sudden cardiac arrest after prolonged resuscitation.

Posted Monday, August 31, 2009

Options to Ensure Effective Compressions

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

Measuring Quality

Find out know how your agency's CPR compliance compares with that of other systems.

Posted Monday, August 31, 2009

Similarities & Differences in Three Case Reports

Most reports of successful outcomes in cardiac arrest patients with prolonged CPR involve unique circumstances. Three that happened in a Minnesota system in one year didn't. Read about the similarities and differences in these three cases.

Posted Monday, August 31, 2009

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A Gnawing Case: What to ask when presented with vague chief complaints

This necrotizing fasciitis case demonstrates why general complaints of pain should never be dismissed.

Posted Sunday, August 30, 2009

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A Tale of Two Airways

If at first you don't succeed with an occluded pediatric airway, do you try and try again? Find out what Guy Haskell says about it.

Posted Thursday, August 27, 2009

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Treating Children in Respiratory Distress

Learn more about croup and epiglottitis, conditions that occur in children and can cause pediatric dyspnea.

Posted Sunday, August 23, 2009

Research Review: What Current Studies Mean to EMS

Read about 2009 studies on cath labs, pain management, IV catheters and psychologic scores.

Posted Wednesday, August 5, 2009

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Is a Seismic Shift in EMS Airway Management Coming?

Is EMS adequately oxygenating and ventilating patients? It may be time to reconsider how we approach airway management in the field.

Posted Tuesday, August 4, 2009


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