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FOAMed Resources Part VIII: EMS/Prehospital

The prehospital environment is where emergency medicine begins. EMS providers must function in some of the most difficult conditions with limited supplies. FOAMed can allow emergency providers of all levels to stay up to date with cutting edge resuscitation and prehospital literature. This post evaluates EMS/prehospital FOAMed resources.


Cervical Collars for C-Spine Trauma: The Facts

Based on the available data, it does not appear that cervical collars have any appreciable positive effect on patient care. However, at this point in time, they are the recommended treatment option. Hopefully this knowledge will help your daily practice by understanding the effects of cervical immobilization.

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Interpreting Waveform Capnography: Pearls and Pitfalls

How do you interpret quantitative capnography waveforms? We own the resuscitation of critically ill patients, and with boarding increasing in EDs, we need to know how to interpret waveforms. This instrument can provide a great deal of important information if properly understood.