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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 Monday, August 24, 2009

Research Review: What Current Studies Mean to EMS

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

Posted Thursday, August 6, 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 Wednesday, August 5, 2009

A 'Handle' on Trauma: Rapid recognition, transport & resuscitation save young life

A teenage patient survives severe abdominal trauma following a bike accident thanks to quick recognition and transport to an appropriate facility.

Posted Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Letters

Posted Monday, August 3, 2009

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Dangerous Suspension: Understanding suspension syndrome & prehospital treatment for those at risk

How would you treat a patient who was suspended in a harness for 10 minutes? If you said "recovery position," think again.

Posted Thursday, July 30, 2009

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Treat Athletic C-Spine Injuries In and On the Field

Athletic helmets and padding are designed for different purposes than helmets motorcyclists wear. When you encounter sports-related C-spine injuries; knowing the difference and treating accordingly can directly impact your patient's outcome.

Posted Thursday, July 9, 2009

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Handles for People: Revisiting the Montana Blanket Roll

People in bathtubs are slippery and can be frustrating to handle safely and with good body mechanics. The Montana Blanket Roll is a simple, quick answer.

Posted Monday, July 6, 2009


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