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.

34 Ventilators Delivered to New York to Fight COVID-19 Pandemic

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Ventilator shortages have been a major obstacle to saving lives in New York, which has been the epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak in the U.S.

How to Use Capnography to Titrate CPAP

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This column will explain how you can use end tidal CO2 measurements to titrate and evaluate the effectiveness of CPAP.

We Ran Out of Oxygen?

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Knowing how much oxygen is left in the tank could be a matter of life and death.

Why Do We Love Oxygen?

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As a kid growing up in Fort Worth, Texas I had little interest in ambulances or medicine. I do remember one thing about the ambulances in the late 1960s in that they always had signs on the side that stated "oxygen equipped" in big letters.

EMS Airway: Pulse Oximetry, ETCO2 and PaCO2

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While quantitative waveform capnography and pulse oximetry are both infrared technologies and may seem like similar measurements, they assess very different things.

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