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Dangerous Suspension: Understanding suspension syndrome & prehospital treatment for those at risk

How would you treat a patient who was suspended in a harness for 10 minutes? If you said "recovery position," think again.

Posted Wednesday, July 29, 2009

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Treat Athletic C-Spine Injuries In and On the Field

Athletic helmets and padding are designed for different purposes than helmets motorcyclists wear. When you encounter sports-related C-spine injuries; knowing the difference and treating accordingly can directly impact your patient's outcome.

Posted Wednesday, July 8, 2009

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Handles for People: Revisiting the Montana Blanket Roll

People in bathtubs are slippery and can be frustrating to handle safely and with good body mechanics. The Montana Blanket Roll is a simple, quick answer.

Posted Sunday, July 5, 2009

The Four Cs of Care

Find out what went through Editor-in-Chief A.J. Heightman's mind before going into gastric bypass surgery and how it relates to EMS.

Posted Sunday, July 5, 2009

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Striking out at Stroke: A Comparative Perspective

Could we be doing more for our acute stroke patients? Yes. Southeast Coast Ambulance Service in the United Kingdom has a unique multi-disciplinary model that may point to the future of stroke care in the U.S.

Posted Sunday, July 5, 2009

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Pothole' Conversion: External mechanical force reverses supraventricular tachycardia

A patient with supreventricular tachycardia is converted after the ambulance hits a pothole, but the questions remains: Are 'precordial thumps' a good idea?

Posted Sunday, June 14, 2009

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Cardiodromes: Using recognizable sets of signs & symptoms to understand & manage congenital heart defects

With the large number of children and growing number of adults with congenital heart defects, it_s important for EMS providers to be familiar with the most common defects and be able to properly assess and treat these patients.

Posted Wednesday, June 10, 2009


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