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Should EMS administer TXA?

- 06/29/2015

Based on the TXA Drug Why article, you may understand why many trauma surgeons fail to be impressed with TXA or advocate for prehospital administration. We know that TXA appears to have an ...


Tranexamic Acid (TXA): Drug Whys

- 06/29/2015

Generic Name: tranexamic acid (multiple generics available) Common Brand Name: Cyklokapron® (Pfizer – U.S.) Class: antifibrinolytic agent, antihemophilic agent, hemostatic agent, ...


When time is of the essence: Recognizing and treating anaphylaxis

- 06/26/2015

Anaphylaxis is a life-threatening allergic reaction to specific triggers such as foods, medications, insect venom, or latex. As many as 40.9 million people in the United States suffer from severe ...


Flakka patient scenes chaotic and dangerous for Fla. providers

- 06/26/2015

An uptick in bizarre calls involving patients who are often naked and delirious from flakka use puts responders in chaotic, dangerous situations


Flakka patient scenes chaotic and dangerous for Fla. providers

- 06/26/2015

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — Fire officials say they have been receiving at least one call a day related to the use of the synthetic drug flakka. The uptick in calls often involve patients ...


Video: News crew saves life of heroin overdose victim

- 06/25/2015

The Associated Press WASHINGTON, Pa. — Police are crediting a Pittsburgh TV news crew with saving the life of an overdose victim by calling 911 and performing CPR on him before emergency ...


Texas medics concerned over increasing calls for K2

- 06/20/2015

By Nicole Chavez Austin American-Statesman AUSTIN, Texas — The number of people treated for toxic reactions to synthetic marijuana continues to rise, Austin-Travis County Emergency ...


4 steps to prepare for prehospital antibiotic administration

- 06/19/2015

By Kevin T. Collopy As prehospital medicine transitions from an industry of “rapid transport,” to that of delivering evidence-based medicine that improves patient outcomes, the ...


Fla. man on flakka streaks through busy intersection

- 06/09/2015

Police used a Taser and arrested him; this is the latest in a string of bizarre incidents related to the synthetic drug


Fla. man on flakka streaks through busy intersection

- 06/09/2015

CBSMiami BOCA RATON, Fla. — It’s a rare site to see a man stripped naked in public – but it’s becoming more and more common because of the synthetic drug flakka, doctors ...


Texas medics respond to spike in K2-related calls

- 06/05/2015

By Philip Jankowski Austin American-Statesman AUSTIN, Texas — A recent spike in medical calls to people having toxic reactions from the use of the synthetic drug K2 continued Tuesday. Austin-Travis ...


Importance of detection and just in time training on the street drug du jour

- 06/04/2015

Spikes of unusual presentation cases occurs regularly in all EMS systems, especially when it comes to the recreational use of drugs. Cocaine, crack, methamphetamine, GHB, synthetic marijuana, ...


Police: Fla. teen on flakka claimed she was Satan

- 05/14/2015

She ran towards officers nude and covered in blood; she is suspected to have taken the hallucinatory street drug


Police: Fla. teen on flakka claimed she was Satan

- 05/14/2015

MELBOURNE, Fla. — A 17-year-old girl suspected of being high on flakka was arrested after running toward officers, nude and covered in blood and yelling that she was Satan. The hallucinatory ...


NY ambulance company without narcotics for patients

- 05/12/2015

BRIDGEHAMPTON, N.Y. — A volunteer ambulance company is without narcotics to treat patients after its control substance agent resigned. Bridgehampton Fire Rescue, operated by the Bridgehampton ...


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