EMS World Magazine/EMSWorld.com Author Guidelines

EMS World Magazine/EMSWorld.com Author Guidelines

Article Jul 09, 2014

Articles are accepted for publication on condition that they are contributed solely to EMS World Magazine and/or EMSWorld.com. Authors should secure all necessary clearances and approvals prior to submission. Receipt of all manuscripts will be acknowledged immediately, and every effort will be made to notify contributors of the status of their submission within 60 days. Manuscripts should be from 1,500 to 3,000 words; however, the most important element is content, not length.

Photographs and illustrations (including a photograph of each author) add greatly to the value of the articles. We encourage authors to include them. If a final piece of artwork is not available, please include a rough sketch of what is needed; our art director will then contact you. Digital photographs must be submitted as either tif or jpeg files, saved at 300 dpi if possible. Number references in order of their appearance in the text. For journal articles, include author, title, journal, volume, page numbers and year. For books, include author, chapter title, book title, editor, page numbers, place of publication and date.

E-mail manuscripts to editor@emsworld.com. Each author’s full name and affiliation must be noted on the first page in precisely the form the author desires the information to be published. One author should be designated as correspondent, with contact address, telephone number and e-mail.

We reserve the right to edit all papers for clarity or length, as well as punctuation, spelling, grammar, syntax and other word usage.

These guidelines are provided for the convenience of the author; however, individuals desiring to contribute papers should not hesitate to make inquiries even if they are unfamiliar with procedures for writing and submitting manuscripts. The editorial staff will be pleased to assist in any way. Our goal is to provide relevant, high-quality information; to write and publish with absolute integrity; and to serve as effectively as possible the needs of the individuals involved in emergency medical services. If you have information, articles or manuscripts that would help us to achieve these goals, we would like to hear from you. E-mail editor@emsworld.com, or call 800/547-7377, ext. 1110.

In their article “Community Paramedicine Pilot Programs: Lessons from Maine,” Karen B. Pearson, MLIS, MA and George Shaler, MPH discuss the growing trend of implementing community paramedicine programs throughout the country and the necessity for pilot CP programs to exist and demonstrate their value.

First responders, physicians, nurses, and dispatch officers practiced their active shooter protocols while the incident commander on scene was thrown curveballs as part of the scenario to test the individual's ability to prioritize actions.
The program will save the agency money by sending paramedics to frequent-caller residents instead of tying up the 9-1-1 system with non-emergency calls.

After a driver rammed his van through the popular street of Las Ramblas in Barcelona, 14 people were killed and 100 others were injured.

A similar second attack that occurred in Cambrils, Spain left one woman dead and four others injured. ISIS has claimed responsibility for both attacks. 

For more on this event, click here.

Police are deeming this event a terrorist attack and have urged residents to remain indoors until the scene is safe.
Emergency Reporting’s integration with StreetWise links the data used or produced in the apparatus during a response with data stored in a department’s records, significantly improving accuracy, situational awareness, safety and efficiency during emergency response.
Pulsara knows that time is brain and radios can be unreliable, which is why their communications app for EMS to relay clear, accurate patient information to the ED has been improving patient care.
"In publishing our latest issue of best practices, we selected policies and practices that illustrated the high-quality patient care and safety we seek in accreditation," said CAMTS Executive Director Eileen Frazer.
United Hatzalah volunteer, Gary Friedson, was teaching a local EMS crew about shortening response times when they invited him to a call that came in for a boy having seizures on a plane making an emergency landing nearby.
The Northern California ambulance and logistics provider is known for its innovative services and unmatched customer service.
Athanasia “Ethel” Ventura received the $1,000 reward from Platinum, whose goal is to provide students entering the EMS, Nursing, and Allied Health fields with assistance in funding their education.
Hooten, Executive Director of MedStar Mobile Healthcare, and Brenda Staffan, Chief Operating Officer, Integrated Services, at the Regional EMS Authority in Reno, Nevada, were each recognized for their exemplary work helping to advance EMS as a profession. 
Legendary EMS leader, Bob Garner, was honored last week at the 12th annual Pinnacle EMS Leadership Forum, a national conference for senior EMS leadership representing all models of delivery service.
It is believed that the EMT driving the ambulance was speeding before driving off the road and rolling over, causing the patient, Carolyn D. Koch, 66, to die of a head injury.
Dispatch officers informing EMS of the gunman who opened fire on law enforcement officers were recognized as the Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials (APCO) Communications Team of the Year at the national award ceremony Monday in Denver.