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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

Miracle on 66th Street: Patient falls 47 stories and beats impossible odds

„A surviving victim of„a scaffolding collapse„fell approximately 47 stories into an alley between two buildings. The clinicians who cared for this patient called his survival and recovery nothing short of a miracle.

Posted Friday, September 5, 2008

Provocative Protocols

This article reviews the adult ALS protocols of four EMS systems, each serving populations greater than 1 million.

Posted Friday, September 5, 2008






 

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