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Sentimental Journey: Granting hospice patients one last wish

Be inspired by this awesome partnership between an EMS agency and a hospice in Colorado.

Posted Tuesday, November 10, 2009

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Holiday Algorithmics

If you've ever had to work a holiday, this Thanksgiving assessment algorithm reference card is for you.

Posted Friday, November 6, 2009

Research Review: What Current Studies Mean to EMS

Read about 2009 studies on intubation, etomidate, transporting stroke patients, and estimating blood loss.

Posted Friday, November 6, 2009

Stimulus Overload: 'Video game epilepsy' causes seizures in young and old

EMS providers treat a 24-year-old for seizures experienced following prolonged and close-range video game play.

Posted Thursday, November 5, 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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Common Conditions Misdiagnosed as Asthma

Learn how to properly diagnose several conditions that present with wheezing.

Posted Monday, October 19, 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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