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EMS World August 2006

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.

     I try to get out in the field at least once a month to meet face-to-face with the readers of EMS Magazine. Among other things, we discuss the critical issues you face every day and talk about…

This is not the first time we've featured a cover report that focuses on the "crisis" in EMS. In October 2004, Associate Editor John Erich wrote about the state of the industry, highlighting the…

Long before the September 11 attack on New York City's World Trade Center, AT&T officials realized that communication services are vital after a natural disaster or terrorist attack.
A pair of studies appearing in the June 14 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association yielded mixed results for the AutoPulse Noninvasive Cardiac Support Pump.
Human patient simulation is rapidly becoming a popular method of teaching medicine in EMS and other allied healthcare fields.
As EMSers, we respond to other people's crises every day, so why shouldn't we live our lives in a fast-lane mode?
Over the span of a lifetime, even when we can't see how, our best efforts absolutely do matter.
This patient was not critically unstable on initial presentation, but had a fatal disease process evolving that is typically difficult to identify in the field, and even in the ED.
R. David Paulison is currently director of the sometimes maligned, often misunderstood Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).
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