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EMS World April 2007

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.

     This month, I had the opportunity to visit the first hospital-based paramedic intercept program in Wisconsin.

     Located in Fort Atkinson, WI, the team is employed by Fort HealthCare…

There are a lot of ways you might encounter it, and that makes the continuing obliviousness of most Americans-including EMS providers-tough to swallow.
No matter how it happens or how seasoned you get, these calls always feel brutal, bitter and perverse.
Is the patient one, the other or both?
As of now, there certainly are some kinks that need attention.
Unless you have been under a really large EMS rock, you know that recent talk in our industry regarding a federal EMS agency has been spirited, if not passionate.
The proper methods of identifying and effectively managing fractures are extremely important in treating patients.
Intranasal drug delivery is emerging as a promising method of delivering medications directly to the bloodstream through absorption across the nasal mucous membranes.
Proper examination is essential to proper treatment of the injured ankle.
When getting your needs heard and addressed, there's power in numbers-and a unified voice.
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