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A 17-year-old woman had two admissions within five months for recurrent episodes of ventricular tachycardia in conjunction with a prolonged QT interval. On both occasions these were refractory to intravenous lidocaine and bretylium. During her first admission her dysrhythmia was controlled by repeated doses of intravenous propranolol; however, she required… (More)
OBJECTIVES To evaluate emergency medical technicians' (EMTs') ability to estimate spilled blood volume and to determine whether limited training improves estimate accuracy and whether there is a difference in improvement comparing two different training methods. METHODS The study design was a single-blinded, clinical model, utilizing EMTs (basic,… (More)
Described is the emergency triage referral system developed by a health maintenance organization. Based in an emergency department and staffed by emergency clinicians, this HMO triage system uses existing emergency medical services and enhances the delivery of prehospital care.