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Read the latest hypoglycemia articles from Journal of Emergency Medical Services.

  1. An EMS Guide to Wake-Up Ischemic Strokes

    Magazine Articles

    Fri, 20 Nov 2015

    assessing for facial droop, arm drift and slurred speech.14 (See Table 1,above.) You should also rule out symptomatic hypoglycemia , which can mimic a stroke, by checking blood sugar. A full set of vital signs should be obtained. Not all stroke patients

  2. Assessing and Treating Pediatric Poisonings Caused by One Dose of Adult Medication

    Magazine Articles

    Fri, 4 Sep 2015

    levels. One pill can create severe hypoglycemia in a child, both due to vigorous insulin ..... clue as well as point to a treatment. Hypoglycemia should be treated with IV dextrose according to your protocol ..... you find them, such as seizures and hypoglycemia . Unless the patient is displaying

  1. Study Questions If Behavioral Health Calls Are a Burden on EMS - Journal of Emergency Medical Services

    Magazine Articles

    Tue, 29 Sep 2015

    care for these patients. We ensure that another treatable and potentially life-threatening underlying condition, such as hypoglycemia or drug overdose, is detected and reversed if possible. Let’s make sure EMS providers are appropriately trained to

  2. EMS Treatment of the Type 1 Diabetic Insulin Pump User

    Magazine Articles

    Fri, 4 Sep 2015

    their ability to recover. For more information on treating diabetic patients, read " Highs & Lows: Recognizing & treating hypoglycemia , hyperglycemia & other diabetes-related health problems ," by W. Ann "Winnie" Maggiore, JD, NREMT-P, in the December

  3. Five Common Causes of Sudden Unexpected Death Every EMS Provider Should Know - Journal of Emergency Medical Services

    Magazine Articles

    Wed, 21 Jan 2015

    assessment should include a blood glucose measurement as hypoglycemia can mimic stroke-like symptoms. Cardiac monitoring is also important as strokes ..... glucose value should always be obtained to avoid missing hypoglycemia and profound hyperglycemia. When transporting patients with

  4. Call Whine One One: A Humorous Take on Complaining - Journal of Emergency Medical Services

    Magazine Articles

    Thu, 13 Aug 2015

    t increase my salary—just my responsibility) negligently overdoses on his insulin, leading to a combative state of hypoglycemia and causing me be to get punched in my face while trying to get an IV established through his spidery, thready, fragile

  5. EMS Compass Seeks Public Input in Performance Measure Development - Journal of Emergency Medical Services

    Online Articles

    Wed, 3 Jun 2015

    crash scene time Clinical Process/Effectiveness Stroke, STEMI, SCA, trauma, RAD, sepsis, CHF, pain management, hypoglycemia , seizures, COPD, mental health, anaphylaxis , provider skill success rate EMS Workforce* Turnover/Retention, vacancy

  6. Redefining the Diagnosis and Treatment of Suspension Trauma - Journal of Emergency Medical Services

    Magazine Articles

    Tue, 9 Jun 2015

    the more common causes of being rendered immobile include: injury, confusion, physical/emotional exhaustion, pain, hypoglycemia and muscle failure.4 What can't be ignored is prolonged working, observation, or even rescue efforts of an injured

  7. Assessing and Managing Pediatric Cardiac Rhythm Disturbances - Journal of Emergency Medical Services

    Magazine Articles

    Mon, 26 Jan 2015

    respiratory disease (e.g., hypoxia), excess vagal stimulation, increased intracranial pressure, hypothyroidism, hypoglycemia , hypothermia, weight loss (e.g., anorexia) and many medications.1 It's important to note that sinus bradycardia

  8. Timely Prehospital Management of Stroke Victims Crucial for Patient Outcome - Journal of Emergency Medical Services

    Magazine Articles

    Tue, 20 Jan 2015

    6 Finger-stick blood glucose testing should be performed in all patients with stroke-like symptoms, and hyper- or hypoglycemia should be corrected accordingly. Other interventions are rarely required in the prehospital setting, unless the patient

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