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A 41-year-old patient suspected of having COVID-19 arrives from an ambulance to the HRAN public hospital in Brasilia, Brazil.

Shortage of Intubation Drugs Threatens Brazil Health Sector

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Reports are emerging of Brazilian health workers forced to intubate patients without the aid of sedatives.

The EMS Today Show: SafetyNeb Mask

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Join JEMS Editor Emeritus A.J. Heightman as he talks to Dr. Paul Louis, an emergency medicine physician and the inventor of the SafetyNeb Mask.
AerosoLess Medical's SafetyNeb Mask

New SafetyNeb Mask Allows for Nebulized Care Without Viral Particle Release

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AerosoLess Medical has recently released a revolutionary new face mask that allows medical personnel to again provide nebulized treatments, targeted directly into the patient’s lungs.

How CPAP Is Making a Massive Difference

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Continuous positive pressure ventilation (CPAP) is making big waves in EMS right now. How exactly does it work?

Acute Carbon Monoxide Poisoning: Making the Diagnosis and Understanding the Long-Term Risks

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This event was recorded and is now available for on demand viewing.

Carbon monoxide (CO) is an odorless, tasteless and colorless gas that is a poison to the body if inhaled. Headache, dizziness, muscle pain and neuropsychological effects are seen in patients with mild exposures. Those with higher levels of poisoning typically become disoriented and may lead to death.

Prehospital Trauma Management: We Can Do More by Doing Less

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The authors focus on the need for speed in penetrating trauma patients. They also challenge longstanding views that current EMS trauma treatments are of benefit to the patient.

What Is Cystic Fibrosis and How We Treat It?

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Understanding the complicated disease of Cystic Fibrosis will help you provide better initial care and assessment.

Watch: NJ Police Officer Saves Choking EMT

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Scary moments on Tuesday at the Brick Township (NJ) Police Department when an EMT started choking on her food.

PEEP: A Tool for Any EMS Provider

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Use of Positive End Expiratory Pressure should be considered for any patient who requires mechanical ventilation, including those in cardiac arrest.

Cuyahoga Falls (OH) Gets Creative during Pandemic

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New product and procedure safely exhausts all patient-exhaled air from the back of an ambulance.