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Specialized EMS for the Elderly

Can paramedics trained to evaluate and treat minor complaints of the elderly provide an alternative to standard ambulance transfer?

Posted Saturday, April 12, 2008

Dispatcher Confused in Malignant Hyperthermia 911 Call

Malignant hyperthermia, a hereditary condition said to have killed 18-year-old Stephanie Kuleba, baffled the dispatcher as the caller offered crucial descriptions of the high school senior's condition.

Posted Monday, March 31, 2008

Paramedics Save Man Holding Gun to His Head

Chicago paramedics talk a distraught man holding a gun to his head into putting the weapon down.

Posted Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Woman Pried from Toilet Feared Leaving Bathroom

Posted Friday, March 14, 2008

Rescuers Pry Woman from Toilet Seat

A woman sat on her boyfriend's toilet for two years so long that her body was stuck to the seat.

Posted Thursday, March 13, 2008

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Failed RSI in a Comatose Patient

Paramedics responding to a call of an unresponsive 81-year-old male known to be diabetic had to decide whether RSI was an appropriate action.

Posted Tuesday, March 11, 2008

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Around the World: Trauma Training

Helicopters are increasingly aiding trauma victims in rural America, while trauma training in England celebrates 20 years.

Posted Wednesday, February 20, 2008

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Around the World: Trauma Training

Helicopters are increasingly aiding trauma victims in rural America, while trauma training in England celebrates 20 years.

Posted Wednesday, February 20, 2008

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Lifesaving Systems Inc. Respi-Check Oxygen Mask

The Respi-Check Oxygen Mask from Lifesaving Systems Inc. has a small, clear tube that contains a red ball attached to a traditional non-rebreather mask.

Posted Tuesday, February 19, 2008


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