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EMS World November 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.
In speaking recently with my daughter, the ecstatic, exhausted mother of an almost-two-year-old little girl (quite simply the most beautiful, intelligent, enchanting child ever born), I made what…
We received an overwhelming response to Mike Smith's Beyond the Books column, What's Up At the Airport?

Field Stroke-Evaluation Test Appears Effective

An on-scene test utilized by prehospital providers in Great Britain shows promise in helping EMS crews quickly identify…

In the October issue of EMS, we reported on two studies published in the August 12 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine on cardiac arrest, ACLS and public access defibrillation.
At a time when EMS services across the country are being absorbed by fire departments, the mayor of Louisville, KY, has taken a bold step in the opposite direction by removing EMS from the fire…
The New York State Museum in Albany, NY, opens its new exhibit this month, Help Is Here: Emergency Medical Services in New York.
What do you do when an angry employee confronts you in your station’s day room, complaining that a schedule change you made has had a sudden negative impact on his personal life?
One of our crews recently responded to an elderly diabetic female patient who was found on the bottom level of a split-level residence.
I first met Jim Page “in absentia” in 1976, when he published one of the early EMS classics, a book from Backdraft Publications titled The Paramedics.
Dispatched for a diabetic emergency, you arrive to find a 45-year-old female lying on the living room floor experiencing shortness of breath.
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