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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.
When consensus falls apart, it usually does so because a leader sidesteps the process unnecessarily.
Thoracic injuries can be very dramatic, or exhibit subtle signs and symptoms that can be easily missed initially.
EMS providers should be aware that many patients can experience motion sickness while riding in the ambulance.
When you tally the costs associated with an ambulance accident, there are obvious ones, and then there are more subtle hidden costs.
There's a lot of talk these days about safety in EMS, but it takes more than talk to get the job done.
The National Association of EMTs recently issued a statement advocating the use of safety restraints for all EMS personnel.
EMS providers should wear helmets in the ambulance, says EMS safety advocate Nadine Levick.
There were a total of 41 ambulance accidents reported on EMSResponder.com from June 2006 through April 2007.
Workplace romances present a thorny problem for managers.
Raphael M. Barishansky, MPH, MS, CPM
Geriatric patients aren't just "old adults"--they come with their own challenges.
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