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EMS World January 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.
Are you prepared to defend yourself?
There are two kinds of EMS funerals, a wise man once observed.
Do we do things for people or to them?
A confined area poses challenges for EMS when a man falls through his front porch.
Along with the frequency of occurrence, "man down" calls also present the challenge of figuring out just what put your patient down in the first place.
The Deficit Reduction Act (DRA) contains a provision, effective January 1, 2007, that will directly affect some ambulance service providers.

     Association Minutes features commentary from various EMS associations. In this issue, the National Association of EMTs addresses health and safety issues for EMS personnel.

Teresa Degrandi, MD
Providers can break the cycle of violence.
Why do you do what you do, and how can you influence those decisions?
An experienced EMS provider will tell you that, when treating a patient, the three most important considerations are: airway, airway, airway.
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