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EMS World June 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.

     It gives me great pleasure to announce our partnership with the Emergency Medicine Learning & Resource Center (EMLRC) to present the Bill Shearer International Advanced & Basic Life…

     I started working at EMS Magazine in May 1995. Since that time, there are two topics that have received considerable coverage within the publication-emergency vehicle safety and EMS…

     On Monday, April 16, Virginia Tech Rescue Squad (VTRS) members Matt Lewis and Matt Green were engaged in typical morning routines. At the same time, events were unfolding on their campus that…

          In Oklahoma City, April 18 was all about emergency medical services: It was EMS Legislative Day, an occasion for the state's providers to come to the capital and help make lawmakers and…

"Stupid call" is a term you should probably watch for in your vocabulary-like a vital sign.
One of the greatest communication challenges in prehospital medicine arises when assessing and treating patients who are seriously short of breath.
Preplanning and communication pay off when a serious crash leaves a woman entrapped.
Medicare is apparently now policing HIPAA.
Profuse bleeding is a common companion of major trauma. However, it can also result from ordinary maladies, such as ruptured varicose veins or nosebleeds.
Over the next decade there will be migration away from the volunteer workforce and mixed models will become more common.
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