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Through the Years

Just 5–15% of patients treated with standard CPR survive cardiac arrest, showing a need for improved technique. Mechanical CPR devices have evolved, and they might just be the ticket to consistently improved CPR.

Posted Tuesday, September 1, 2009

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Assess Your Adequacy

In addition to providing effective and continuous CPR, automated CPR devices also are equipped with such tools as capnography to help providers determine accuracy.

Posted Tuesday, September 1, 2009

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Improved CPR

Cardiac arrest patients who receive high-quality CPR have better outcomes. Learn more about how to create a successful CPR QI program.

Posted Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Case Reports

Read about three case studies of three patients who survived sudden cardiac arrest after prolonged resuscitation.

Posted Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Options to Ensure Effective Compressions

The importance of chest compressions as the cornerstone of resuscitation has been confirmed by research and put into protocols, but the most elaborate and eloquent protocols are useless if the actual circulation needed from adequate compressions is lacking.

Posted Tuesday, September 1, 2009

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A Gnawing Case: What to ask when presented with vague chief complaints

This necrotizing fasciitis case demonstrates why general complaints of pain should never be dismissed.

Posted Monday, August 31, 2009

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A Tale of Two Airways

If at first you don't succeed with an occluded pediatric airway, do you try and try again? Find out what Guy Haskell says about it.

Posted Friday, August 28, 2009

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Treating Children in Respiratory Distress

Learn more about croup and epiglottitis, conditions that occur in children and can cause pediatric dyspnea.

Posted Monday, August 24, 2009

Research Review: What Current Studies Mean to EMS

Read about 2009 studies on cath labs, pain management, IV catheters and psychologic scores.

Posted Thursday, August 6, 2009


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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