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EMS World August 2016

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Peter Antevy, MD, Brijesh Mehta, MD, and Fire Chief Mark Ellis discuss how they are working together to develop a progressive system of stroke care in southern Florida. Also in the issue: mobile stroke units, the silver tsunami and psychological care.
Pepper Jeter
Leaders in Baxter faced a steep learning curve and many obstacles.
Kevin T. Collopy, BA, FP-C, CCEMT-P, NR-P, CMTE, WEMT
Spinal cord injuries range from simple contusions to complete cord transection.
Raphael M. Barishansky, MPH, MS, CPM
America’s elderly population is exploding, and EMS services will have to reflect that
Rosemary Masters, JD, LCSW
Integrating psychological skills into your prehospital care.
Susanna J. Smith
New approach allows EMS providers in the field to communicate with specialists in real time
Dhimitri Nikolla, DO, EMT-B
A review and discussion of quality CPR
Barry D. Smith
In the Houston area, its on-scene times are averaging 20 minutes.
John Erich
St. Louis program connects bystanders to physicians as patients are transported.
John Erich
With CT scanners, tPA and more, MSUs are helping slash treatment intervals and should improve outcomes.
John Erich
In San Antonio, they’re the trigger for a rapid treatment approach.
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