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Pediatric Coughing Spell Could be More than Respiratory Distress

How medically serious is this 5-year-old’s cough?

Posted Friday, March 14, 2014

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Mechanical CPR Helps Save the Day—and the Patient

Patient is only alert when strapped to LUCAS device.

Posted Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Prolonged Bystander CPR Makes the Difference in Philadelphia Airport Cardiac Arrest

Bystander CPR case presents several areas for improvement in the airport’s emergency response system.

Posted Thursday, January 9, 2014

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Using Video Laryngoscope for Foreign Body Airway Obstruction

Do you know what caused this patient’s cardiac arrest?

Posted Tuesday, December 10, 2013

5 Keys to Success in the New EMS Paradigm

Healthcare reform, budget crises and the abilities of enhanced technology are all positioning EMS for a change. Agencies will need to demonstrate their ability provide quality service and patient care at a reasonable cost or value, while also expanding their focus beyond individual patients to the health and wellness of the community. Dr. Greg Mears outlines five keys to success in this new environment.

Posted Sunday, December 8, 2013

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Using Data and Technology to Improve Dispatch

The dispatch center is rapidly becoming much more than a control center. As EMS systems gain access to more and more sources of data, and technology permits real-time monitoring and evaluation of the data, the dispatch center is becoming more of a “clinical hub.”

Posted Sunday, December 8, 2013

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Vehicle Safety Technologies Hold the Key to Reducing Ambulance Crashes

For years, EMS agencies have been able to benchmark operational and clinical performance, and use data to identify and address problems. But we’ve typically not had access to the data needed to do the same thing for driver safety. Now, new technologies hold promise for real-time vehicle safety monitoring and the ability to significantly reduce ambulance crashes.

Posted Sunday, December 8, 2013

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Realizing the Full Potential of EMS Technology

What would the “perfect” EMS event look like? Dr. Greg Mears imagines it as a scenario that connects data gathered from dispatch, medical devices, EMS crew assessments, ePCR, patient outcomes and reporting systems into a seamless data interchange. But what’s preventing this from happening today?

Posted Sunday, December 8, 2013

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Patient Assessment Technologies Hold Promise to Transform EMS

A vast increase in information transfer capability from the field promises to revolutionize EMS. In this article, Dr. Raymond Fowler looks at a few of these technologies and examines the barriers to implementation.

Posted Sunday, December 8, 2013


 

 

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