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Study Compares Passive Oxygen Insufflation and BVM

Our research reviewers discuss the value of using a non-rebreather mask instead of bag-valve-mask ventilation in patients in V-Fib with witnessed out-of-hospital cardiac arrest.

Posted Monday, January 11, 2010

Last Word

Boston EMT negotiates health perks for providers; Florida campaign cuts nonemergent calls in half; St. Louis ED nurse helps outfit ambulances with new EKGs; and New South Wales paramedics replace fentanyl with unknown substance.

Posted Wednesday, January 6, 2010

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Teamwork Means AEDs on Every Block in Sedona

Fire, EMS and city employees work together to maintain 46 AEDs that are prominently displayed around the city of Sedona, Ariz. Learn how the program was created, and how the devices are maintained.

Posted Thursday, December 10, 2009

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Remote Cardiac Call: ALS crew treats patient with suspected drug overdose

EMS providers choose RSI on a cardiac patient in a rural area.

Posted Wednesday, December 2, 2009

FDA Safety Advisory for Automatic External Defibrillators

Because the AED display screen and/or audible indicators may not accurately indicate whether the device is functioning properly or will function properly at time of use.

Posted Friday, November 20, 2009

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Surviving Cardiac Arrest: ITDs provide optimal blood flow at a critical time

Impedance threshold devices (ITDs) improve survival rates and might be a future standard of care.

Posted Tuesday, November 3, 2009

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Always Open: Study finds no adverse effects from stopping ambulance diversion

Halting ambulance diversion doesn_t impact patient care; video game products make EMS training more fun; legal experts tackle wage averaging; and we explore alternatives to N95s.

Posted Monday, October 5, 2009


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 Wednesday, September 30, 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 Wednesday, September 30, 2009

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