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EMS World September 2015
This month we focus on the aftermath of an ambulance crash, review how the FD CARES program is cutting 9-1-1 and hospital use, profile the National EMS Award of Excellence recipients and discuss prehospital stabilization of pulmonary edema.
You are, without allowances for inconvenience, distraction or fatigue.
How to Break the 9-1-1 Language Barrier
Joseph J. Kolb, MA
Apps and services are out there to help providers understand patients who don’t speak English
Differential Diagnosis: Bell’s Palsy vs. Stroke
Glen Mayhew, DHSc, NRP
They can look similar, but it’s important to tell them apart.
Suburban Plane Crash
James J. Augustine, MD, FACEP
Family considerations shape care when a small craft lands in a yard.
A Profound Impact
After a serious ambulance crash, an EMS community emerges stronger.
Tactical Emergency Casualty Care Courses Focus on the Basics in High-Threat Environments
Designed for ongoing high-threat situations, TECC gives providers a framework for balancing risk vs. benefit.
The Hub of the Wheel: How FD CARES Is Cutting 9-1-1 & Hospital Use
The EMT-level program is data-driven and designed for replicability.
The Loss of a Trauma Legend: Remembering Norman E. McSwain, Jr., MD, FACS
Will Chapleau, EMT-P, RN, TNS
The founder of PHTLS challenged us all to ask, "What have we done for the good of mankind today?"
Going for Gold
Recipients of the 2015 National EMS Awards of Excellence are raising the bar in EMS
Prehospital Stabilization of Pulmonary Embolism
Kevin T. Collopy, BA, FP-C, CCEMT-P, NR-P, CMTE, WEMT
Acute PEs can be life-threatening emergencies—be prepared to recognize and manage them.
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