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Comparison between Prehospital Intubation and Mortality Is Controversial

Does this study make medics sound like "just a bunch of cowboys with laryngoscopes for pistols?"

Posted Friday, October 30, 2009

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Comparison between Prehospital Intubation and Mortality Is Controversial

Does this study make medics sound like "just a bunch of cowboys with laryngoscopes for pistols?"

Posted Friday, October 30, 2009

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Pediatric Airway Maintenance: Choosing between the home ventilator & manual ventilation

Scared of pediatric airway calls? Find out what to consider when deciding between mechanical and manual ventilation.

Posted Tuesday, October 6, 2009

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How to Diagnose Patients with Altered Mental Status

David Ross follows the presentation clues to diagnose a patient presenting with a stiff neck and altered mental status.

Posted Monday, October 5, 2009

Introduction

Improvements in training and medical direction—in both prehospital and hospital systems—has allowed technology and advanced medical treatment to rapidly expand in the field, hospitals and EDs. In many instances, innovative prehospital systems and their medical directors are on the front lines leading the charge.

Posted Thursday, October 1, 2009

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The Most Important Test

The 12-lead ECG is the most important initial test for diagnosing acute myocardial infarction (AMI). Changes have recently been incorporated into the Philips DXL ECG algorithm and the HeartStart MRx monitor/defibrillator that enhance the ECG’s ability to detect acute ischemia, AMI & STEMI.

Posted Thursday, October 1, 2009

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Regionalized Cardiac Arrest Care

FDNY created a regional protocol for initiating hypothermia on cardiac patients. This article reports initial results as well as lessons learned for EMS systems wanting to initiate similar protocols.

Posted Thursday, October 1, 2009

Acoustic Coolness

Do you know the powers of the stethoscope? Steve Berry does.

Posted Thursday, October 1, 2009

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The Electronic Crossroads

ePCR solutions abound, but the key is choosing a system that’s NEMSIS-compliant, allowing medical managers to share data across agencies and significantly enhancing analysis and reporting capabilities.

Posted Thursday, October 1, 2009


 

 

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