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EMS World January 2005

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.
Early on in my EMS career, an event occurred in one of our neighboring communities that changed my life forever.
When we arrived at the patient’s room, there were 20 bags/suitcases, flowers and a wheelchair.
As the field of EMS has matured and grown, so, too, has the approach to its legal matters.
Attack One responds to a report of persons ill at a bingo hall.
One of the toughest jobs in EMS is rarely mentioned along with intubating bloody airways or extricating people from upside-down cars on cold, rainy nights.
Recognition and mitigation of deficits in the ABCs is a hallmark principle of resuscitation taught to every EMS provider and emergency physician during both initial and continuing education.
Basic life support is sustained by four very important life functions: ventilation, oxygenation, circulation and perfusion.
Township Medic 303, Engine 311 responding to 345 Jamesway Avenue, Apartment D as in ‘David’ for a 69-year-old male with difficulty breathing. Time out 10:29.
It’s a hot summer night, and your unit has been working nonstop when a call comes in
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