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7 ways to best use, or avoid, capnography in the field

EMS1 readers shared their suggestions on how to get the most out of the method

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EMS rehab sector: Treating heat illness treatment on the fireground

Here's a look at what some of the changes in the revised NFPA 1584 mean for fireground rehab procedures, especially for heat-related illnesses

Heatstroke

welcome - Journal of Emergency Medical Services

Comment on Where is the Evidence FOR Spinal Immobilization? by What Are Event Medical Services? | The Social Medic

[…] More importantly, resources on how to deliver the service are scarce. There is the textbook Special Events Medical Services by the American …

The critical role of capnography

In the life and death business of EMS, you need tools that you can rely upon. Capnography is the non-invasive measurement of exhaled carbon dioxide …

Medicine

Can oxygen hurt our patients?

<i>Updated October 24, 2016</i><p>EMS providers began giving oxygen not because it had medically or scientifically demonstrated benefits for patients, but …

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EMTs: Don't just do something, stand there

In every resuscitation room at one of our local emergency departments, there are large, comfortable wooden rocking chairs. They aren't for family or …

Medicine

Why Send A Firetruck To Do An Ambulance's Job?

Let's say you think you're having a stroke and you call 911 for an ambulance.<p>In a lot of cities across the country there's a good chance that a firetruck — with a full fire crew including a paramedic — will race to your door.<p>But that doesn't mean they can deliver the emergency care you might …

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