Patient Management

Calif. USAR Team Called to Free Man from Dumbbell Ring

On Tuesday, squad members responded to a trapped penis.

Posted Thursday, September 24, 2009

Ohio Paramedics Amputate Bus Driver's Leg

Paramedics had to amputate a bus driver's leg at the scene of a crash in Athens County on Monday.

Posted Tuesday, September 22, 2009

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Odd Job: Woman Impaled by Tree Limb

Michelle Childers and her husband, Daniel, were taking a recreational drive on a rural road Sept. 5 when a spruce tree crashed through the passenger side window of the vehicle.

Posted Monday, September 21, 2009

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Woman Rescued from Remote Maryland Trail

U.S Park Police and members of the Montgomery County Fire Department worked together on Sunday to rescue a woman who was injured in a remote area of Great Falls.

Posted Tuesday, September 8, 2009

New Blood Tests Detect Heart Attacks Faster, Better

A new generation of blood tests can quickly and reliably show if a person is having a heart attack soon after chest pains start a time when current tests are not definitive, two studies found.

Posted Thursday, September 3, 2009

Measuring Quality

Find out know how your agency's CPR compliance compares with that of other systems.

Posted Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Similarities & Differences in Three Case Reports

Most reports of successful outcomes in cardiac arrest patients with prolonged CPR involve unique circumstances. Three that happened in a Minnesota system in one year didn't. Read about the similarities and differences in these three cases.

Posted Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Pump for the Pump

There’s significant evidence that manual CPR isn’t effective in a moving ambulance. It’s time for EMS agencies to pay attention to the data on effective CPR and the efficacy of mechanical CPR to improve resuscitation outcomes.

Posted Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Ineffective Techniques

The importance of chest compressions as the cornerstone of resuscitation has been confirmed by research and put into protocols, but the most elaborate and eloquent protocols are useless if the actual circulation needed from adequate compressions is lacking.

Posted Tuesday, September 1, 2009






 

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