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EMS World December 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.

     For most of us, December is a month of reflection. It's a time when we take stock of the year that is nearly behind us-the highs and lows we've experienced, the challenges we've overcome and…

Top officials representing systems in the U.S.'s largest cities have come together to examine what hampers their ability to respond to large-scale incidents-and figure out what to do about it.
In good EMS, relationships are everything. You may be able to teach these folks a lot, and they may actually be able to teach you a thing or two, as well.
Just as the Chinese symbol of the yin/yang represents the relationship of opposites in the universe, so is there a relationship between being poised and confident while still having requisite…
Hypothermia and major trauma are a very dangerous combination.
It was about 30 minutes past shift change on June 26 when the call came over the statewide ambulance/hospital radio frequency for a building collapse with 50 victims.
What should a service do when the victim is one of its own? Here are some tips from one that's been there.
Following is a discussion of some of the normal and abnormal findings that may assist you in more accurately interpreting vital sign data obtained from patients.
We have searched far and wide to assemble a list we hope will be of assistance in finding the right gift for that rescuer or rescuer-to-be in your life.
EMS Magazine offers the results of its fourth comprehensive survey of EMS systems in the United States.
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