Patient Care

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

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The Electronic Crossroads

ePCR solutions abound, but the key is choosing a system that’s NEMSIS-compliant, allowing medical managers to share data across agencies and significantly enhancing analysis and reporting capabilities.

Posted Thursday, October 1, 2009

The Value of CPAP

Recent data from the Houston Fire Department suggests that about half the time paramedics use CPAP, they ultimately avoid an intubation.

Posted Thursday, October 1, 2009

Critical Changes

Daya and Nakamura review three new enhancements available in the Philips HeartStart MRx monitor-defibrillator: the Acute Coronary Ischemia-Time Insensitive Predictive Instrument (ACI-TIPI), the Thrombolytic Predictive Index (TPI) and Connected Care Data Management solution systems.

Posted Thursday, October 1, 2009

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Strengthening the Chain of Survival

The cardiac chain of survival depends first and foremost on early CPR, but once EMS professionals arrive, quality measures -- such as real-time feedback and integrated debriefing -- make a vital difference in patient outcomes.

Posted Thursday, October 1, 2009


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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