Monthly Archives: March 2009

New CPAP Options for EMS

CPAP stands for Constant or Continuous Positive Airway Pressure; sometimes it’s called Non-Invasive Ventilation. It reduces the need for intubation, improving outcomes for CHF patients. It’s also been used for COPD and even reviving drowning victims. Think of CPAP as … Continue reading

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Turkel Safety Needle for Pneumothorax

The new Turkel Safety Needle is a huge leap forward in pre-hospital pneumothorax treatment. I’ve seen many occasions when a properly placed and secured IV cannula had closed off in the musculature of the chest wall. Keep in mind a … Continue reading

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