Logan J. Kolb

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OBJECTIVE To determine the degree of success helicopter emergency medical services personnel have in placing an endotracheal tube using a relatively new device for endotracheal intubation (ETI) known as the Airtraq (AT) Optical Laryngoscope (King Systems Corp, Noblesville, IN), and to determine the frequency with which flight crews had to resort to other(More)
OBJECTIVE Achieving successful peripheral intravenous (PIV) vascular access in children can be difficult. In the prehospital setting, opportunities are rare. Obtaining access becomes vital in emergent and life-threating conditions, such as seizures, hypoglycemia, and cardiac arrest. This study examines prehospital pediatric PIV attempts, success rates, and(More)
A prehospital 12-lead electrocardiogram (ECG) is commonly used for patients with suspected ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI). This case report describes how paramedics diagnosed inferior STEMI with all ECG leads positioned on a patient's back (i.e., "all-posterior" positioning). The patient was hemodynamically stable but morbidly obese and(More)
HNSCC: head and neck SCC SCC: squamous cell carcinoma SSS: secondary SCC of the skin INTRODUCTION Metastatic squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) to the skin, also known as secondary SCC of the skin (SSS), is a rare entity that represents advanced disease and carries a poor prognosis. The most commonly reported primary sources for metastatic SCC to the skin are(More)
INTRODUCTION This study aimed to identify factors associated with successful endotracheal intubation (ETI) by a multisite emergency medical services (EMS) agency. METHODS We collected data from the electronic prehospital record for all ETI attempts made from January through May 2010 by paramedics and other EMS crew members at a single multistate agency.(More)
INTRODUCTION American Heart Association (AHA) guidelines recommend cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) chest compressions 1.5 to 2 inches (3.75-5 cm) deep at 100 to 120 per minute. Recent studies demonstrated that manual CPR by emergency medical services (EMS) personnel is substandard. We hypothesized that transport CPR quality is significantly worse than(More)
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