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EMS World March 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.

     In January, I had a chance to attend my home state EMS conference held in Milwaukee, WI-the 21st Working Together Emergency Services Conference.

     With 2,500 attendees, Working…

Why EMS systems should develop "cardiac alerts"
In this era of dangers numerous and unknown, the use of law enforcement special operations teams has proliferated, and with it the need for tactical medical support.
Before you can even get your patient in the ambulance, your medical control physician redirects you to his community hospital ED. That doesn't seem right, and you tell him so, but he insists.
As many of you know, for last seven years, one of my writing assignments for EMS Magazine has been to find the top innovations from the EMS EXPO exhibit hall floor. What you might not realize…
It's not the heart rate that matters, it's the ability of the heart pump to function.
It seems like you can't pick up a newspaper these days without reading about someone being reprimanded for something they posted online.
This study gives us good evidence that using an ETC can result in a more rapid placement of the airway and shorter interruption of chest compressions than inserting an endotracheal tube.
In one way or another, we've all probably participated in some form of practical joking.
A study finds $402 million in Medicare overpayments to the ambulance industry.
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