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EMS World October 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.
We can learn a lot from the experiences of our fellow providers overseas
With the release in July of the National Emergency Communications Plan (NECP), the Department of Homeland Security set three goals for minimum levels of interoperable emergency communications and…

     For some time, cardiologists and ED personnel have known that time is critical when you're dealing with a heart attack patient. STEMI (ST elevation myocardial infarction) episodes kill…

     In April 1994, one of the most important laws protecting emergency response employees (EREs) who were exposed to communicable diseases went into effect. The Ryan White Comprehensive AIDS…

     Koster RW, Walker RG, Chapman FW. Recurrent ventricular fibrillation during advanced life support care of patients with prehospital cardiac arrest. Resusc 78(3):252–7, Sept 2008.…

With the anticipation of CO runs increasing, MFD implemented a one-of-a-kind CO Meter Program to enhance the safety of firefighters and citizens alike.
Coping with that deadly micromanager.
Restraining violent patients carefully and appropriately.
Mike Smith, BS, MICP
10 ways to increase your longevity and job satisfaction in EMS
Neuro deficits after trauma can tip you off, but they're not the whole story.
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