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EMS World April 2010

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.
Thom Dick
Sometimes patient care means more than medicine
Mike Smith, BS, MICP
Maintaining the right emotional distance from your patients will help ensure a long and healthy career in EMS
James J. Augustine, MD, FACEP
Mysterious syncope is caused by hypovolemic shock following rupture of an enlarged spleen
Michael Touchstone, BS, EMT-P
As EMS practitioners, we act in response to society’s needs and in acknowledgment of a contract with our communities
Sean M. Kivlehan, MD, MPH, NREMT-P
Lessons learned by an American assistance group on the ground following an international disaster
August Vernon
How to keep EMS responders safe to help others during mass shootings and other incidents of mass violence
Paul Murphy, MS, MA, EMT-P
The assessment and treatment of victims of gunshot wounds
Charles Krin
What EMS providers need to know about treatment of drowning and immersion injuries
Greg Friese, MS, NREMT-P
A CE review of prehospital assessment and management of blunt and penetrating facial trauma
Mike Rubin
Even after decades in EMS, some lessons haven't quite sunk in
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