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EMS Tips – EMT LODD – Therapeutic Hypothermia Might Come Back

1. EMT Mousa Chaban, 32, died of injuries after ambulance collision (EMS1.com) “Chaban was partially ejected from the ambulance and died from his injuries.” The driver of the ambulance,¬†Christine Wesner, failed to stop at a red light, and “allegedly fell asleep and crashed into another vehicle.” Resource:¬†5 evidence-based guidelines for fatigue management in EMS 2. […]

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Course Review: Cardiac Arrest, Hypothermia, and Resuscitation Science Week 3 #MOOC

In week three of the Massive Open Online Course from Coursera on the topic of Cardiac Arrest, Hypothermia, and Resuscitation Dr. Abella discussed the reason for and action of therapeutic hypothermia for patients with return of spontaneous circulation (ROSC). Excellent and Thorough Presentation I have read, listened to, and watched hours and hours of training […]

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Posts Outside the Service Area: Learn Something New

I love receiving emails from EMS World, EMS1.com, JEMS, and subscribing to lots of blogs so I can always be learning something new about the art and science of EMS. Here are a couple of articles that caught my eye in the month of June. Apneic Oxygenation – everything you know is wrong by Kelly […]

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Inducing Hypothermia for ROSC Patients (#31daysofCE)

Welcome to winter. Many of us will be experiencing a cold challenge – unintentionally – as we respond to patient emergencies. Will you be inducing hypothermia in any of your patients? I don’t work in EMS systems that use induced hypothermia for patients that have Return of Spontaneous Circulation” after cardiac arrest – yet. Despite […]