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Intubation Threatened by New Devices and Lack of Paramedic Practice

How much longer will endotracheal intubation be performed in the field? With paramedics not getting enough practice and new alternative airway devices being introduced, its future is questionable.

Posted Sunday, April 11, 2010

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It's a Boy

Grab your OB kit, and read about what you may encounter on an obstetrics call.

Posted Tuesday, April 6, 2010

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Managing Post Cardiac Arrest Syndrome in the Prehospital Setting

Pittsburgh EMS post-cardiac arrest system guideline addresses care in the critical 20 minutes following ROSC.

Posted Monday, April 5, 2010

Hawaii Mayor Plans to Close Island Helicopter

The helicopter doesn't handle as many transports between Maui County and Oahu hospitals as it used to and instead focuses more on trauma and rescue operations, Medeiros said.

Posted Monday, March 29, 2010

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Dixon, Calif., Paramedics Respond to a Toppled Tractor Call

Paramedics tend to a patient after a tractor accident in Dixon, Calif.

Posted Monday, March 22, 2010

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Critical Trauma: Life Flight Transports Patient with Head Injuries

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

Posted Monday, March 15, 2010

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Basics & Backups: Critical patient requires airway control & vascular access

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

Posted Sunday, March 14, 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

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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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