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EMS World December 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.
Do you have an idea for a new emergency medical device?
We can only prepare to be surprised; nothing else is certain.
It’s been a busy month at EMS Magazine.
We received an overwhelming response to Mike Smith's Beyond the Books column, What’s Up At the Airport?
The Department of Health and Human Services' (DHHS) Office of Inspector General (OIG) has concluded that it would not impose penalties against a county or its related entities for an arrangement…
The population of first-generation ethnic minorities is aging just as rapidly as the general population
Certain ambulance trips must be paid by nursing homes instead of by Medicare Part B. Effective October 4, 2004, agreements between nursing homes and ambulance services regarding these trips had to be…
As Christmas approaches, I think back to one of my favorite patients. I remember John, smile and take the long way home.

Masimo, the innovator of Signal Extraction Pulse Oximetry, debuted two breakthrough Low Noise Optical Probe (LNOP) Specialty sensors at the NANN conference in Orlando, FL, last fall. The Masimo…

What do you say when …it’s your job to initiate criticism of an employee who has been with your agency since you were in high school?
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