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EMS World February 2009

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.
Agencies must take measures now to weather turbulent financial times

     Meisel ZF, Hargarten S, Vernick J. Addressing prehospital patient safety using the science of injury prevention and control. Preh Emerg Care 12(4):411–16, Sep 2008.

Take steps to reduce the filter factor in your practice.
When infants have ALTEs, the EMS provider's role is a critical one.
What you should do when a scene gets unsafe.
EMS agencies should implement policies, procedures and technologies to track personnel on scene.
A question remains for EMS professionals: What can I do now to improve survival rates from cardiac arrest without waiting for the next guidelines update?
Thom Dick
How new managers can educate staff about the need for health and safety
Complicated incidents often require recreation after the fact.
Increasingly, patients can connect remotely to doctors for treatment of routine problems.
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