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 •  January 5

By Leslie Renken Journal Star PEORIA, Ill. — Traffic was brisk during the opioid overdose kit giveaway at the Peoria Central Fire House on Wednesday afternoon. Within the first 20 minutes, 16 little red bags containing three doses of Naloxone and three retractable syringes were given away by Sue Tisdale, a community educator with the Human Service...

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 •  November 20, 2017

The Standard-Times ACUSHNET, Mass. — Beginning Tuesday, town ambulances will be equipped with intravenous Tylenol and two other non-opioid pain relievers, providing emergency patients with safer alternatives to potentially addictive fentanyl, Fire Chief Kevin Gallagher said. The medications were approved statewide in September, and the town had...

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 •  September 5, 2017

In the fall of 1994, I was a quarter of the way through medic school, trying to master invasive skills that marked the boundary between BLS and ALS. I was expecting to spend another character-building night in class hanging drips and pushing meds into a disembodied, vinyl arm with veins the size of macaroni. Then I saw the packages of chicken...

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 •  May 17, 2016

EMS Topics Medical / Clinical Articles Organize your trauma kit so regular intravenous catheters are not mixed with catheters with backflow preventing or blood control valves In July 2011, the U.S. Patent Office received an application for an intravenous catheter with a valve that would limit backflow of blood once the vein is cannulated. These...

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 •  March 16, 2016

Topics EMS Training Email Comment Watch this video explanation and demonstration of how to use ultrasound to cannulate an upper extremity peripheral vein. Join the discussion The comments below are member-generated and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of EMS1.com or its staff. If you cannot see comments, try disabling privacy and ad blocking...

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 •  September 15, 2015

VeinViewer Flex from Christie Medical Holdings helps visualize peripheral vasculature for intravenous catheter placement utilizing near-infrared light. The company says it is proven to improve peripheral intravenous first-stick success by up to 100 percent.

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 •  August 21, 2015

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A comprehensive examination of ketamine treatment uses, pharmacology, pharmacokinetics, administration routes and dosing
Generic Name: ketamine (multiple generics available)
Common Brand Name: Ketalar® (Par Pharmaceutical Companies – U.S.)
Class: general anesthetic
Treatment uses of Ketamine
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 •  January 10, 2015

Self experimentation has led to many important medical discoveries over the years. Even on a local level, self experimentation can be useful to the instructor, for example, one that hooks up cardiac pacer pads to his or her leg and endures electrical stimulation to demonstrate how the device is able to produce heart muscle contraction.
Or the ...