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John Erich

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

John Erich
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…
As I write this, a few days before you’ll read it, winter storms are devastating much of the U.S. and provoking everything from short-term discomfort to acute humanitarian crises. It’s especially bad…
La corta historia de los SEM ha sido impulsada por la sabiduría, la previsión y la innovación de innumerables personas. A medida que avanzamos en la historia de los SEM, ya en su segunda mitad del…
With the new year came new leadership at the National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians (NAEMT). Matt Zavadsky’s two-year term as president concluded, and Bruce Evans took the reins.…
The COVID pandemic has stressed America’s emergency care systems with shortages of everything from manpower to PPE to ICU capacity. But if you want to be challenged a real bare-bones environment, try…
At the end of 2015, the Los Angeles County Fire Department got some challenging news: The pharmacy director at L.A. County/USC Medical Center, the department’s largest hospital supplier of controlled…
In the last Editors’ Expressions blog, my colleague Jon Bassett shared what EMS World web traffic determined were our 10 most popular stories of 2020. The most-clicked-on list was naturally heavy on…
Many of the jurisdictions touched by America’s 2020 summer of protest saw the presence of street medics—volunteers with a range of clinical training, immersed among and usually of a mind with…
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…
Updates to the American Heart Association’s CPR and emergency cardiovascular care guidelines have a long tail, as changes are incorporated into practice and educators and institutions modify training…
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