Diabetes is a growing epidemic. Many patients with this disease have insulin pumps. EMS providers need to understand how to handle patients with this type of device.
"It will never happen to me," we tell ourselves. But type 2 diabetes has emerged as one of the world's greatest health threats. So why do we -- and our patients -- ignore the associated risks?
The Orange County (Calif.) Fire Authority (OCFA) undertook a research study to examine certain factors -- hydration status, exertion level, core body temperature and post-incident cooling techniques -- that may contribute to heat-related illnesses.
Research Review: Reclined Seats Increase Injury Risk, Successful Use of Adenosine in PSVT, Treating Hypoglycema without Transport, and CPAP Reduces Intubation and Mortality
A 12-year-old male is accidentally shot in the face by a friend with a 410 shotgun at a distance of about 5 yards.
The 4,500 people who attended the 2008 EMS Today Conference and Exposition had a lot more to do than attend some 100 sessions and visit 298 booths in the exhibit hall.
A controversy erupted recently in Western Colorado when an EMS medical director began insisting EMTs complete an ePCR before leaving a patient at a local emergency department. What do you think?
Improving prehospital care is a partnership between providers and medical direction.„Concerns from paramedics and physicians drove changes in„New York protocol, including the introduction of fentanyl as an EMS analgesic.
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