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John Erich

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

John Erich
Dear neighbors, I hope this note finds you well. Spring has finally arrived—it’s about time! Your yard looks great. I promise to get to mine soon. Even without the sunshine and warmer temperatures…
Since the outbreak of COVID-19, lots of energy and guidance has been directed toward protecting emergency medical responders—maximizing their safety with patients, in homes, and in ambulances and…
This is my sixth take, maybe seventh. It’s hard to blog ahead on the coronavirus. Things started slow, but man, are they moving now. My first draft for this week’s column dealt with the case…
There are 207 bones in the human body. Conversely, EMS organizations wishing to improve typically have four, veteran paramedic and educator Rommie Duckworth told EMS Today attendees during Wednesday’…
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…
In January EMS World published an update on head elevation in CPR, an emerging intervention that’s showing promising data in animal and cadaver testing and seems poised for wider adoption in…
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…
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…
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