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EMS World November 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.
Efforts are underway to come up with new titles for those who work in the emergency medical service profession. The new effort is called The National EMS Scope of Practice Model.
All in-field resuscitations that are considered for termination should be done in consultation with on-line medical control.
I recently saw something that made my blood boil and my skin crawl. Unfortunately, it is not the first time I saw it or heard of it.
Gary Ludwig, MS, EMT-P
I would not dream of doing any another job. I am a professional. I am a paramedic/firefighter.
No! This is not the opening line to a joke like, “How many paramedics does it take to change a light bulb?” or “How many paramedics does it take to deliver a patient care report to a nurse?”
A series of articles in USA Today last year looked at the 50 most populous cities in the United States and found cardiac arrest survival rates ranging from nearly zero to claims by some cities of…
Several years ago, I walked into a deputy fire chief’s office and saw a sign hanging behind his desk. The sign read “problEMS.” In essence, the last three letters of the word “problems” was…
For the entire summer before Sept. 11, 2001, stories of shark attacks in Florida, up and down the East Coast and in the Caribbean were played out daily in newspapers, magazines, and network and cable…
An influenza pandemic is a global outbreak of disease that occurs when a new influenza A virus appears or emerges in the human population, causes serious illness and death.
How condition-specific information sheets can help patients who refuse transport
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