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John Erich

John Erich is the senior editor for EMS World. Reach John at John.Erich@EMSWorld.com.

John Erich
Calling online medical control may not be your favorite thing in the world. Hearing from you may not be theirs, either. Breaking down that relationship in the aim of better understanding and…
Why do people make errors? And, more important to EMS, how can we reduce ours? Definitive answers to those questions could make someone richer than any of us, but we do know a few things about how…
Five years ago, when U.S. emergency docs first started talking about it, elevating the head as part of standard CPR was a tantalizingly simple possibility that looked like it might contribute to…
The short history of EMS has been driven by the wisdom, foresight, and innovation of countless individuals. As the field ages into its second half-century and its origins fade to the past, it’s worth…
A well-done cardiac arrest registry can tell you so much more than just who’s surviving. The one they have in Victoria, Australia, has informed copious research that’s helping improve bystander CPR…
Ian Quinones was just 13 when he had his cardiac arrest, collapsing during a 2010 gym class at Rincon Middle School in Escondido, Calif. Fortunately those around him knew what to do: They called 9-1-…
Your system may be quite good at cardiac arrest. If you attended the opening ceremonies of the Cardiac Arrest Survival Summit Tuesday in Seattle, you still may have left feeling like a slacker. A…
Anxious about facing that sick kid? Sing a little. That’s among the advice from pediatric emergency physician Megan Marino, MD, who cares for the small fry in the kids’ ED at New Orleans’ Ochsner…
The short history of EMS has been driven by the wisdom, foresight, and innovation of countless individuals. As the field ages into its second half-century and its origins fade to the past, it’s worth…
Last week in Missouri, two nurses, a paramedic, and a pharmacist were indicted on charges of stealing pain medications and other drugs. They allegedly took them from hospitals and a pharmacy, but you…
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