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EMS World August 2004

EMS World Magazine has been published continuously since 1972. Informative and balanced editorial content make EMS World Magazine the most authoritative source in the world for clinical and educational material designed to improve the delivery of prehospital emergency medical care. It is written, edited, illustrated and formatted to appeal to the full spectrum of EMS professionals: Paramedics, EMTs, administrators and instructors working in private and public services.
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Odds are, you’ve attempted to explain a prehospital intervention to a patient who, for some reason, could not understand what you were trying to communicate.
Researchers compiled data describing the country’s existing infrastructure (national, regional, state and local) for a bioterrorism response
On any given night, more than 700,000 people are homeless in the United States, and up to 2 million experience homelessness during the year.
It’s not the dedicated federal EMS office so many in our industry want, but a bill working its way through the U.S. Senate would represent at least a partial step in that direction.
A study conducted in Ann Arbor, MI, by John D. Piette, PhD, of the Veterans Affairs Ann Arbor Health Care System and the University of Michigan shows clear results.
Even in a fast-growing, heavily populated state like Florida, it can be hard to get quality training.
In 1992, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) published the first National Standard Curriculum for PIER—an expanded and revised version of a 1986 document, PIER for EMS…
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