H B Kornegay

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Although pulse oximeters have been proven accurate in the prehospital environment, they have not been proven to be necessary. This study was undertaken to determine if emergency medical services (EMS) providers can identify hypoxemia without pulse oximetry. An oximeter was placed at the ambulance entrance to the emergency department (ED), and EMS personnel(More)
OBJECTIVE Two means of delivering artificial ventilation readily available to out-of-hospital personnel are the bag-valve (BV) and the O2-powered demand-valve (OPDV). However, use of the OPDV has been limited because of concerns that it may worsen an underlying pneumothorax. This study compared the changes in size of pneumothorax in swine ventilated with(More)
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