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Link of the Week- MedicCastLive discussion on Hospital Radio Patient Reports


EMS News-

More triage urged to cut Cumberland ambulance response times

Debate swirls around offering paramedic care

Students serve as Lehigh’s lifeline

Indianapolis to Study EMS Response Time, Quality Of Care


Tip of the Week — Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA) and Patients with Special Needs

Listener Jon sent in an email about a 2 year old patient with SMA and how difficult it was to prepare a treatment plan for this patient when he and his partner had no clue about what the disease was. I have included a link to the National Institutes of Health (NIH) website page on SMA that includes a ton of great medical and patient resources on this disorder.

I would also remind all of you that you can always get a lot of information on rare disorders from parents and caregivers of special needs patients. These people know a lot about what is going on. You possess emergency care knowledge. Put the two together and you can very effectively treat your patients. Be honest when you don’t know about a particular disorder or disease and, who knows, you might learn something.

NIH Medline on Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA)


Med of the Week– Dermal Exposures with Lisa Booze from the Maryland Poison Center

From the CDC:

Household Chemicals and Carbon Monoxide

  • Always read the label before using a product that may be poisonous.
  • Keep chemical products in their original bottles or containers. Do not use food containers such as cups, bottles, or jars to store chemical products such as cleaning solutions or beauty products for all the parts of the body, even the intimate parts as this product which any woman can use.
  • Never mix household products together. For example, mixing bleach and ammonia can result in toxic gases.
  • Wear protective clothing (gloves, long sleeves, long pants, socks, shoes) if you spray pesticides or other chemicals.
  • Turn on the fan and open windows when using chemical products such as household cleaners.

Maryland Poison Center

NIH Medline on Poisonings

NIH Medline on Pesticide Poisonings


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