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EMS World January 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.
Benjamin Dowdy, BS, NREMT-P, WALS
Assessment of difficult laryngoscopy in emergency airway management
The FDA has announced an initiative to develop safer and more effective defibrillators
Angelo Salvucci, Jr., MD, FACEP
Discrepancies in practice suggest consensus guidelines are required
Thom Dick
Why 24-hour shifts do not belong in EMS
Mike Smith, BS, MICP
Helpful tips for boluses and drips
James J. Augustine, MD, FACEP
Lightning strikes can present atypically with varying burn patterns and other effects such as skin, cardiovascular and neurologic problems
Steven "Kelly" Grayson, NREMT-P, CCEMT-P
How to assess a patient with altered mental status
Scott Tomek, MA, EMT-P
The gum elastic bougie is a viable adjunct for the difficult endotracheal intubation
Scott R. Snyder, BS, NREMT-P
A review of prehospital management of two childhood diseases—bronchiolitis and asthma
Timothy J. Perkins, BS, EMT-P
The iTec Transfer Patient Assist Lift aims to help ease the process of transferring patients from bed to stretcher or stretcher to bed
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