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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 Sunday, April 12, 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 Thursday, April 2, 2009

Research Review

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

Posted Monday, March 30, 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 Monday, March 30, 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 Sunday, March 29, 2009

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You Mean You Want to Intubate Me?

Amid a feud between two local agencies, Guy Haskell and his partner got a call in the other organization's area. Find out why they got the call.

Posted Sunday, March 22, 2009

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A Lot of Nerve: How to perform a full neurological assessment for medical & trauma patients

This overview of the current treatment of CHF shows the significant shift in strategy in regard to the management of CHF and pulmonary edema, including recommended drug therapies.

Posted Sunday, March 15, 2009

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When Dead Is Only Mostly Dead: Understanding which causes of sudden cardiac death have good outcomes

EMS providers sometimes approach cardiac arrest assuming it will end poorly. But certain causes of cardiac arrest can allow for excellent outcomes despite prolonged CPR.

Posted Sunday, March 8, 2009

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Mastering CHF: Current strategies for the prehospital care of congestive heart failure

This overview of the current treatment of CHF shows the significant shift in strategy in regard to the management of CHF and pulmonary edema, including recommended drug therapies.

Posted Tuesday, February 24, 2009


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