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The role of 12 lead ECG in Pediatric Pulmonary Hypertension

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A 10 year old male presents to the Emergency Department with complaint of substernal chest pain, 6/10, unable to describe the sensation but non-radiating, which started during a basketball game, while running. Primary assessment: Patent airway Adequate respiratory effort with no signs of distress skin is pink, warm and dry, with no signs of hypoperfusion Pertinent medical Hx: ...more

July 2014 On-Duty Deaths in Detail

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  Searching for occupants is what one of the six victims was doing The following information is a breakdown of the details of those members in the fire service who died while operating “on-duty” as defined by the United States Fire Administration. For more information on this definition and that of the National Fallen Firefighters ...more

I Got Attacked – A Paramedic Speaks About Public Trust

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I received a letter from a paramedic who wishes to remain anonymous for reasons of keeping his or her employment status. They also want to speak freely because what he/she says in the letter may unfortunately be controversial in the current political and media climate. I’m going to post the letter mostly using that person’s ...more

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