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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.
It was a number of years ago when I first heard someone describe "the journey from novice to expert."
Attack One responds to a motor vehicle accident with multiple casualties.
Scene: A fire department BLS ambulance and engine company respond to a call for a man with a burning sensation in his lower extremities.
Scene: Attack One responds to a busy local foundry on a summer afternoon for a person “ill at work.”
Everybody wants to reduce the number of accidents involving emergency vehicles.
Today’s spacious rescue units, with their turbo diesel engines that can idle for hours as an auxiliary power plant, are remarkable achievements.
Emergency services providers are probably most familiar with the Federal Spec KKK-A-1822 for ambulances.
The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health issued a report late last year after conducting a comprehensive investigation of an unwitnessed single-car crash
In a move to make driving instruction available to more emergency vehicle operators, the National Safety Council is now offering online training programs.
Vehicle Ops is a new column in EMS Magazine that will address a variety of topics
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