Cardiac & Resuscitation

Review of: de Vries W, Bierens J, Maas M: "Moderate sea states do not influence the application of an AED in rigid inflatable boats." Resuscitation. 70(2):247-253, 2006.
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It was a pleasant, warm afternoon, early spring maybe. My partner and I were dispatched to a motorcycle vs. car accident downtown. Fire and police units were on scene when we arrived. A motorcycle had run into the left front fender of a sedan at about a 90 degree angle. The motorcyclist and his passenger were thrown onto the hood of the car. Glancing at the damage to both vehicles as I approached, it appeared to have been a low-speed impact. The motorcycle driver was a male in his 30s. He was walking around the scene with an obvious wrist fracture.
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As a paramedic program director, I often get asked by prospective students about what is expected of them in class, how many hours of clinicals per week they should attend and how many hours they should study to be successful students, etc. Over the years, the one question I am asked more often than others has been, "Are there any predictors of success on the national registry written examination?" Until this point, there has been no independent research done to give us any insight into to this question.
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As a paramedic program director, I often get asked by prospective students about what is expected of them in class, how many hours of clinicals per week they should attend and how many hours they should study to be successful students, etc. Over the years, the one question I am asked more often than others has been, "Are there any predictors of success on the national registry written examination?" Until this point, there has been no independent research done to give us any insight into to this question.
Administration and Leadership

Everyone in America has their own story about that day--where they were, what they were doing, thinking, feeling on Sept. 11, 2001. But for the emergency responders who worked in and around New York City, that day doesn't just haunt them. For some, it's killing them.