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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.

Oxygen Already Runs Low as COVID-19 Surges in South Africa

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Medical oxygen is already low in hospitals at the new epicenter of the country's outbreak, Gauteng province, home to the power centers of Johannesburg and the capital, Pretoria.

Medical Experts: Floyd’s Speech Didn’t Mean He Could Breathe

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While it would be right to believe a person who can't talk also cannot breathe, the reverse is not true — speaking does not imply that someone is getting enough air to survive.

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.

Airway Experts’ Work Puts Them Inches from Where Virus Lives

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Airway experts are inserting ventilator breathing tubes that place them mere inches away from where the contagious virus lives.