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EMS World March 2008

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.
NAEMSP annual conference offered discussions on state-of-the-art EMS care

     This January saw two traffic-related EMS responder deaths: one to an EMS supervisor and mother in Kentucky, and one to a promising young EMT in Michigan. Both women were killed by passing…

There's a lot that goes into good CPR. But when it all comes together optimally, a new study demonstrates, it produces significant benefit.

     Rickard C, O'Meara P, McGrail M, et al. A randomized controlled trial of intranasal fentanyl vs. intravenous morphine for analgesia in the prehospital setting. Am J Emerg Med 25(8):…

How can this benefit EMS, and, if it's so good, why aren't more employers offering it?
Is EMS a short career?
A new technology helps a skittish CHF patient avoid invasive ventilation.
Pausing too close to the scene forces an entry earlier than planned.
ALS providers need clear understandings of what's behind defibrillation.
Are you providing what your crews need to stay safe?
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