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EMS World October 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.
For Londoners, terrorist bombings are nothing new. Those of a certain age survived the World War II aerial blitz by Hitler. Later generations endured years of violence at the hands of the Irish…
Craig Cassidy was in a bad place at a good time. A medic working solo in a fast-response car, he was en route to another call when he was flagged down by an officer outside the Aldgate station on…
It’s been a busy night. You feel like you have seen every headache and cough on the East Coast, and you just want to go home.
Understanding the prehospital implications of new considerations in cardiac care.
Pain is the most common patient complaint, and patients' desire for pain relief often supercedes their desire to identify and resolve the cause of pain.
Your ambulance is dispatched to a 42-year-old man following a syncopal episode. Over the weekend, he has had a headache, chills, nausea and dizziness -common flu-like symptoms.
By any yardstick and for every segment of society, the events that followed EMS EXPO in New Orleans were catastrophic. Healthcare and public-safety providers weren’t spared. In many cases, they had…
With a bill signed into law in June by New York governor George Pataki, financial assistance will come a bit easier for many of the emergency-services victims of 9/11.
In 2004, New York State Senator Joe Robach, working with Team AED, declared August "AED Awareness Month."
Attack One responds to a report of a "person ill" in a dormitory at the local university. This is an uncommon call for the crew, as the students generally receive excellent medical care at the…
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