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EMS World March 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.

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Everyone knows there’s no quick fix for the EMS personnel shortage.

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Defibrillator Pioneer Pantridge Dead at 88

James Francis “Frank” Pantridge, an Irish cardiologist called “the foreigner who had the greatest influence on the development of…

Dr. Frank Pantridge-coronary care pioneer and inventor of the portable defibrillator-died December 26, 2004, in Northern Ireland. He was 88.
ASTM International’s Committee E54 on Homeland Security has approved its first standard, E 2413, Guide for Hospital Preparedness and Response.

Medtec Ambulance Corporation (, a leading North American manufacturer of custom ambulance vehicles, announced that Pro-Fire Equipment LLC (Pro-Fire) has accepted dealer…

You've been a paramedic for years, but you're still a little surprised when you pull up to the scene of a seemingly garden-variety MVA.
Most of us don't have to look too far into our memory bank to retrieve the file titled Did I pass the certification exam?
This month's column features the first half of a two-part interview by Associate Editor John Erich with Dale Leich, special-projects manager for Huntsville, AL-based ambulance manufacturer Excellance…
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