EMS World readers: What caught your attention this year?
At EMS World, we are committed to staying on top of the latest trends and bringing you the content that matters. To that end, we're always examining the analytics to learn more about what you are reading and responding to.
2019 was an eventful year in EMS, from a range of angles—research breakthroughs, legislative victories, agency mergers, practice scope expansions and more. Here's a look at our most popular content of the year, along with a selection of editors' picks of the articles we're most proud of. A brief note from the editorial staff provides a bit of context. Enjoy!
Most Popular Articles of 2019
The numbers don't lie—based strictly on total pageviews, these are the most popular articles we published in 2019.
You want to rush them to definitive care, but that might not be best. A team of authors including Paul Pepe and Editorial Advisory Board member Tracey Loscar outline a new approach to pediatric resuscitation in Florida that led to dramatic increases in ROSC rate and survival to hospital discharge for children with cardiac arrest.
Columnist Tony Fernandez takes a deep dive each month into a new research article with relevance to EMS practice. His March column discusses a 2018 study with some interesting findings related to immobilizing adults with cervical spine trauma.
EMS can play an important role not in just reversing overdoses but in bridging sufferers or substance use disorder to more definitive long-term treatment. EMS World's Assistant Editor Val Amato provides an outstanding example of a progressive EMS system doing that.
It's an undeniable reality today. EMS World brought you the stories of EMS response from shootings in Florida, Virginia, Texas, California and other locations. This detailed article from March 2019 profiles one Ohio service that designed a new approach to get to casualties quickly and safely.
EMS is pushing into bold new directions, but resuscitation remains its core service. EMS World Senior Editor John Erich attended the Cardiac Arrest Survival Summit in Seattle in December, and heard a best-practice checklist from the standard-setting Denmark service. Sometimes its important to revisit the fundamentals.
This article from early 2019 deserves a revisit, both because its list of wide-ranging recommendations is just as relevant for the ensuing year, and because it is itself a roundup of notable EMS World articles.
A short interview, but a topic that continues to be misrepresented. Dermal exposure in the EMS setting is all but impossible. Absent extreme air movement, powdered opioids do not aerosolize. Standard universal precautions with nitrile gloves are sufficient.