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A New Resuscitative Protocol

by Jim, October 31, 2010

in Patient Care

A New Resuscitative Protocol

Daniel P. Davis, MD | From the September Issue Wednesday, September 1, 2010 Photo Courtesy Daniel P. Davis For many years, the standard model for resuscitation training has revolved around the American Heart Association (AHA) guidelines, which are based on expert consensus and updated every five years. After release of the guidelines, modifications are made [...]

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A Standard of Care

by Jim, October 30, 2010

in Patient Care

A Standard of Care

Doug Isaacs, MD | John J. Peruggia, BSHuS, EMT-P | From the The Silent Killer Issue Proper sensor placement will ensure fast, accurate readings. Illustration Masimo Corp.After successfully rescuing two trapped Fire Department of New York (FDNY) firefighters, an officer complained of lightheadedness and mild shortness of breath. Initial assessment revealed him to be normotensive, [...]

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Airway Encounters

by Jim, October 30, 2010

in Patient Care

Airway Encounters

Criss Brainard, EMT-P | From the October Issue Friday, October 1, 2010 One of your initial decisions should always be to address airway management. Photo Criss brainardEngine 201, Rescue 4 and Medic 11 are dispatched to an unconscious person near a bayside hotel. It’s reported that bystanders are attempting to rescue the patient from the [...]

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Judgment Calls

by Jim, October 30, 2010

in Patient Care

Judgment Calls

   One definition of judgment in the dictionary is “the cognitive process of reaching a decision or drawing conclusions.” To do this well in the prehospital setting is a challenge, because of the enormity of the consequences of our decisions and the short amount of time in which we have to make them. To use “good [...]

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