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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.
Four decades into modern EMS, the Institute of Medicine finds our problems haven't changed much from the 1960s.
A review of ACE inhibitors, hailed as one of the most successful therapeutic interventions in medicine.
These recommendations, if followed, would reverse the 20-year trend toward fragmenting and decentralizing emergency medical services.
This article focuses on diltiazem (trade name Cardizem among others), a widely used calcium channel blocker, and its utility in the prehospital environment.
There was a time when old-fashioned analog radios, rotary-dial telephones and hand signals were enough for most first responders.

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The ABCs of trauma assessment-airway, breathing/oxygenation and circulation-represent the first steps in determining the extent of injury and patient care priorities; however, other factors must also…
Mike Taigman
Living with congestive heart failure (CHF) is not easy, but there are steps EMS providers can take to improve the lives of CHF patients.
We've all been told to lift with our legs and not our backs. That's good advice, but back injuries in EMS remain all too common.
Although there has been no causal relationship established between event duration and the incidence of responder illness and injury, most experts argue that such a relationship exists.
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