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EMS World June 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
In EMS, complete safety can never be assured. If you want guarantees, find another profession.
Mark Forgues, MEd, EMT-P
A consultant delves into why providers skipped required classes and lied about it. What does that mean for the rest of us?
Angelo Salvucci, Jr., MD, FACEP
If fluid is good, more fluid is better, right? Not so fast, says a new study.
James J. Augustine, MD, FACEP
Hospice patients can pose challenges for systems without protocols for them.
Steven E. Kanarian, MPH, EMT-P
A paramedic program is a challenging course that requires students to have specific abilities to excel in class. Here's how to make sure you are ready for the course ahead.
Thom Dick
EMS providers find themselves in a difficult situation when a patient's DNR document cannot be found
Steven "Kelly" Grayson, NREMT-P, CCEMT-P
With an appropriate focused assessment, EMS providers can readily identify most cardiovascular emergencies.
Daniel Limmer, AS, EMT-P
Regulation of ventilation, ventilation/perfusion ratio and transport of gases.
Mike Smith
Both have an important place in prehospital medicine.
Scott R. Snyder, BS, NREMT-P
Recognizing fever in young infants is critical for avoiding potentially serious infections
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