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EMS World April 2011

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.
Mike Rubin
We can learn from TV's irascible doctor, but there are other lessons to keep in mind too.
James J. Augustine, MD, FACEP
From the scene to the hospital and back again, mobile phones enhance communication and care
John Erich
Patients are getting larger. How can a provider stay safe?
Jenifer Goodwin
Bryan Bledsoe, DO, argues why evidence needs to trump tradition in EMS
Angelo Salvucci, Jr., MD, FACEP
In hospitals, aggressive early fluid administration improves sepsis patients' outcomes. Should we give fluids earlier?
Steven Cotter
Shift work can harm sleep, and sleep loss can lead to fatigue and errors—how is that impacting you and your patients?
Robert Vroman, BS, NREMT-P
Having electrolytes out of whack can be a big problem for patients. What should providers know about these dangerous disorders?
Ed Mund
Hospital diversion occurs on a daily basis throughout the United States. In recent years, as hospital leaders started analyzing their surge capacity, a stark reality stood out. With emergency…
Daniel Limmer, AS, EMT-P
A review of the new education standards pertaining to medical assessment for the EMT
Kim Berndtson
Columbia EMS Ambulance Department uses Laserband Statband emergency response tags to prepare for mass casualties
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