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Readers Sound Off about Care in the Warm Zone

Do you think EMS should treat in the warm zone?

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Find out how to treat patients bitten by a snake.

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Orthopedic Considerations of the Polytrauma Patient

Learn to assess and treat fractures and dislocations of the extremities.

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Considerations When Assessing & Treating Patients with Lightning Injuries

Conditions could include cardiac and respiratory arrest as well as injuries consistent with blast trauma.

Posted Tuesday, May 6, 2014

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MedStar Paramedics Treat Pediatric Smoke Inhalation

A structure fire sends a family to the hospital.

Posted Friday, May 2, 2014

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Trauma’s Lethal Triad of Hypothermia, Acidosis & Coagulopathy Create a Deadly Cycle for Trauma Patients

Learn simple steps to treat the “lethal triad” in trauma patients.

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Recognizing and Managing Traumatic Neck Injuries

Injuries to the neck can be both complex & challenging for the prehospital provider.

Posted Wednesday, April 2, 2014






 

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