Patient Assessment

11 Injured in Chicago Accident

Curtis says the injured included seven children.

Posted Monday, March 8, 2010

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Saint Joseph - Mount Sterling Uses Wireless EKGs in Ambulances to Help Save Rural Heart Attack Victims

Prior to the initiation of CODE STEMI, it was a challenge to get a rural heart attack victim to a hospital equipped with a cath lab quickly.

Posted Monday, March 8, 2010

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Red Hot Herring: Severe hyperthermia merely a symptom of patient's real problem

Severe hyperthermia proves to be a life-threatening complication of excited delirium syndrome in 50-year-old male drug abuser.

Posted Friday, March 5, 2010

Wrong-Way Crash Injures Six in Jacksonville

McGinnis, Pruitt and two passengers in the SUV suffered serious injuries in the crash. Two other SUV passengers sustained critical injuries.

Posted Friday, March 5, 2010

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Investigators Look at Toddler s Death and D.C. Ambulance Transport

The paramedics and EMS personnel involved in this case are on administrative duty and are not to have contact with patients.

Posted Thursday, March 4, 2010

Armed Patient Shoots Connecticut Nurse

Witnesses told police that nursing supervisor Andy Hull, a 35-year-old former Marine, jumped in to disarm Lupienski when he pulled the gun out and pointed it at another staff member.

Posted Thursday, March 4, 2010

All County EMT Loses Leg in Ambulance Collision

Doyle's left leg was so badly injured, doctors had to amputate.

Posted Thursday, March 4, 2010

Investigation in D.C. Death and Toddler s Transport

There are questions surrounding the death of a 2-year-old girl, and an ambulance crew is off the street and under investigation.

Posted Thursday, March 4, 2010

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Trend Alert: The trending and interpretation of vital signs

EMS providers tend to become complacent about trending vital signs. Read why this is a vital part of continual patient assessment.

Posted Thursday, March 4, 2010


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