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Blood Pressure Monitoring From Home

2008-06-18T09:20:29

How often do you have your blood pressure checked? Many people find themselves only getting it checked at the doctor’s office a few times a year or maybe at an in-store station. While something is better than nothing if you are one of the 72 million Americans with high blood pressure how do you feel… Continue reading Blood Pressure Monitoring From Home

Midwest Flood Protection and Cleanup

2008-06-13T11:13:03

The heavy rain and storms that hit the Midwest have left many areas in a state of emergency. The Midwest floods have caused damage or loss of homes and businesses, destruction to infrastructure, and even death. Flash flood warnings still abound, river water levels are dangerously high and sandbagging operations have gone into effect to… Continue reading Midwest Flood Protection and Cleanup

National CPR and AED Awareness Week Complemented by the Josh Miller HEARTS Act

2008-06-13T11:02:29

Every year approximately 166,000 American lives are lost due to sudden cardiac arrest (SCA). Another staggering statistic is that 94% of people who suffer sudden cardiac arrest die before ever reaching a hospital. June 1 – 7, 2008 marked the first annual National CPR and AED Awareness Week. Congress designated this time to educate Americans… Continue reading National CPR and AED Awareness Week Complemented by the Josh Miller HEARTS Act

Proper Immobilization With Head Injury

2007-06-25T16:33:04

It always seems to happen in 3’s. This time it started as I was doing an interfacility transport. I had a patient with a significant head injury. Her C-spine was cleared and I had strict instructions to keep her head elevated about 30 degrees. During the transport I considered how we are always taught to… Continue reading Proper Immobilization With Head Injury

Emergency Medicine at the Breaking Point….

2006-10-19T14:39:00

Emergency Medicine at the Breaking Point…. The following guest blog was written by Matthew Bassett, an Emergency Response Manager for a company located in Maryland, and an EMT-B. The viewpoints below are Matthew’s, and not of Emergency Medical Products. We all have a horror story. Most of us have more than one. The triage nurse… Continue reading Emergency Medicine at the Breaking Point….

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