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Paramedic Returns to Work with Prosthetic Leg

His leg was amputated above the knee after falling 110 feet during a hike.

Posted Wednesday, March 27, 2013

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The Role of Tranexamic Acid in EMS & Preoperative Trauma Management

Tranexamic acid (TXA), used to inhibit the body’s natural clot breakdown, could have value for certain trauma patients in the field.

Posted Wednesday, March 27, 2013

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Permissive Hypotension in Trauma Resuscitation

Normal saline raises the trauma patient’s blood pressure but may not contribute to the best outcomes.

Posted Wednesday, March 27, 2013

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Fort Worth (Texas) Fire and Medstar Mobile Healthcare Crews Immobilize Victim of Vehicle Crash

Victim was struck by a vehicle after it crashed into a building in Fort Worth.

Posted Monday, March 25, 2013

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Research Suggests Time for Change in Prehospital Spinal Immobilization

Does the research point to changing the standard of care for MOI patients?

Posted Tuesday, March 19, 2013

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Analysis Supports Limiting Spinal Immobilization in Car Crash Patients

Street Science team suggests data points to limiting the use of backboards for car crash patients.

Posted Friday, December 28, 2012

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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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Studies Compare Methods of Medication Administration & Patient Transport

Evidence points to IN over IV use in certain circumstances; unusual data on transport methods.

Posted Tuesday, December 11, 2012

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Burn Injuries Require Quick Identification, Treatment & Transport

Prehospital burn treatment focuses on halting the burning process, protecting the airway, preventing potential disability, maintaining homeostasis and providing pain control.

Posted Friday, November 30, 2012






 

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