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Brandon Accurso
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DIY NRB Capnography Device for the Paramedic
In today's times, money is tight. Agencies cannot always afford to buy the nasal cannula EtCO2 device. Because of this, it is important that you have an understanding on how make your own EtCO2 device. For this particular post, I am going to focus on the us...

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Vertebrae and Their Functions
Break down on the vertebrae and their functions in the human body. (click picture to enlarge) Source: http://mercerislandchiropractic.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/VertebralSubluxationandNerveChart_0.jpg

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Dopamine Cheat Sheet Chart
Here is a Dopamine cheat sheet that I had found online, while trying to learn the Dopamine calculation again. (click on picture to enlarge) Source:http://cchealth.org/ems/pdf/phcm_drug2012.pdf

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Ketones vs. Lactic Acid
Ketones and Lactic Acid are important lab values when trying to determine the chemistry of a patient. Both Ketones and Lactic Acid can help to guide your thinking, on what is wrong with a patient, and what you need to do, in order to try to resolve the diag...

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Types of Shock
Their are five types of shock: cardiogenic, hypovolemic, neurogenic, anaphylactic, and septic. We will break down each type of shock and provide greater detail. Cardiogenic Shock Inability of the heart to pump enough blood throughout the body. This is a res...

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Acid Base?
My Wednesday parter is currently in his medic class. Today, during shift, he pulled out him homework, and asked if I knew anything about acid base. Now, I have been out of school for about 3 years now, so of course I had forgotten a lot of the material that...

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Excited Delirium Pneumonic
It can be hard to identify a patient who is experiences excited delirium. However, an emergency physician and medical director, Dr. Michael Curtis, has developed a pneumonic to help emergency providers identify those patients who are suffering from excited ...

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Hormones of the Body
Our bodies are composed of different glands, that secrete hormones, that help to regulate the body. These hormones are released into the body, into the bloodstream, and activate to control metabolic activities, growth, and development.  Endocrine Glands (du...
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