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EMS World June 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.
EMS as we know it today was born out of a white paper authored by the National Academy of Sciences, titled Accidental Death and Disability.
The time is ripe for EMS to move to a more suitable federal agency.
New York University’s Center for Catastrophe Preparedness and Response held a national roundtable on the preparedness of EMS to face a national disaster.
The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act set in motion many reforms to the healthcare industry.
As of January 2007, would-be EMTs will no longer have to spend agonizing weeks waiting for test results before they begin applying for a job.
It’s one thing to lead and another to find that people actually follow you.
The Ohio Medical Transportation Board has decided that the Kendrick Traction Device (KTD) satisfies the requirements for usage and may be used on all their ambulances.
By the end of last year, 402,639 prehospital care providers all over the world had completed Pre-Hospital Trauma Life Support courses.
I’ve had the chance to see how an organized and standardized approach to trauma care can make a significant impact in reducing mortality and morbidity.
How do you fix a crew who consistently won’t take care of their equipment?
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