Category Archives: Neurological

Ring Your Bell?

Recently there has been a much greater awareness of concussions in sports. More recent studies link concussions, particularly repetitive concussions with long term maladies. In the United States, there’s been a movie released that is quite critical of the NFL … Continue reading

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Hello! McFly!

We’ve all had patients that seem to be with us, but happen to be a few crayons short of the box of 64. Perhaps their lights seem to be off. How can we assess thoroughly someone’s neurological function? Trauma, stroke, electrolyte … Continue reading

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Do C-Collars Help or Hurt?

July 6, 2015 Last week we discussed criteria to prevent unnecessary immobilization, this week we’ll take it a step further. A reader of the Medical Monday (Sheri) had suggested that I read an article for JEMS Magazine (January 26, 2015) … Continue reading

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To Board or Not to Board

June 29, 2015 Probably one of the most controversial changes to medical care both in OEC and EMS in general over the last few years is clearing the spine. I am going to discuss why and how it affects our … Continue reading

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Brain Buckets!

August 25, 2014 Even though we’ve learned over time that Helmets are beneficial and save lives, there’s always some lug heads that think that it’s better to look cool than to protect their brain. But how can we tell if … Continue reading

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Out of My Mind

July 14, 2014 So, I’m a bit out of my mind this morning; can’t remember things, losing track of time, my fat fingers are having a hard time with my slurring words. . .What what I shayinggg . . . … Continue reading

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