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Respiratory Impedance in the Hypotensive Breathing Patient

It’s not uncommon for EMS providers to encounter hypotensive patients, whether from trauma, infection, dehydration or other cause. Impedance threshold devices (ITDs) are a BLS-approved therapy for quickly and effectively raising patient blood pressure in the EMS setting. This article examines current clinical studies of ITD use and their implications for EMS providers.

Posted Friday, November 21, 2014

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Assessment and Treatment of Spinal Cord Injuries and Neurogenic Shock

Do you know the difference between neurogenic and spinal shock?

Posted Tuesday, November 11, 2014

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Effect of Prehospital Airway Management on Cardiac Arrest Outcomes

Learn how the airway choices you make have an effect on cardiac arrest outcomes.

Posted Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Push Dose Epinephrine as a Temporizing Measure for Drugs Causing Hypotension

The availability of epinephrine makes it a good choice for a temporizing vasopressor.

Posted Monday, September 15, 2014

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Use of Antihypotensive Medications in Shock Patients

Learn about common vasopressors and when to use them.

Posted Monday, September 15, 2014

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Cincinnati Crews Extricate Inverted Patient from Crash

Multiple teams were required to crib and stabilize the massive vehicle.

Posted Tuesday, January 28, 2014

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Studies Analyze Prehospital IV Fluid Use on Shock Patients

Studies point to circumstances in which administering IV fluids for hypotension can have detrimental effects.

Posted Thursday, December 13, 2012

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EMS Providers Should Improve their Ability to Detect & Treat Hemorrhagic Shock

EMS providers should recognize the early signs & symptoms of shock.

Posted Thursday, September 27, 2012

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Treat Anaphylactic Incidents Before it’s Too Late

Knowledge about how to diagnose and treat anaphylactic reactions is critical to patient survival.

Posted Tuesday, July 24, 2012


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