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Monday, June 1, 2015
Guest Post - Perhaps Paramedics Should NOT Intubate!
What if we're wrong? What if the "gold standard" for airway management is not approriate for EMS personnel? Even thou...
Friday, March 6, 2015
Update: Cyanokit for cardiac arrest in fire victims
I had written about this topic last year, but a recent EM:RAP segment and ensuing Twitter discussion prompted me to r...
Thursday, June 26, 2014
For better pain control, add a benzo? (Part 2 - Chest pain)
In my last post, I reviewed a recent study that demonstrated that adding a benzodiazapine (or "benzo") to morphine didn't seem...
Thursday, June 19, 2014
For better pain control, add a benzo? (Part 1 - Trauma)
If a patient is in pain, should we also be treating their anxiety more aggressively? Some medical practitioners feel strongly that we s...
Tuesday, May 13, 2014
New thoughts on posterior MI for EMS
Many savvy medics will check the "extra" ECG leads V7 - V9 to look for a posterior MI. However, this isn't always necessary,...
Sunday, April 20, 2014
Part 2: Does Cyanokit save lives in cardiac arrest?
In the last post I reviewed some key facts about hydroxocobalamin (HCB) , otherwise known by its brand name Cyanokit. However, paramedics a...
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