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EMS World January 2016
This issue's cover report looks at offshore oil rig response. Additional content focuses on airway management, EMS systems performance measurement and community paramedics and the drug-seeker.
When Size Matters: Offshore Helicopter EMS Operations
Barry D. Smith
Providing medical and rescue services to the offshore oil industry is a massive mission.
Community Paramedics and the Drug-Seeker
Jason R. Berman, EMT-P
Beyond pain, emotional and psychological needs can help drive pseudoaddictive behaviors.
ACE Inhibitor-Related Angioedema: What You Probably Didn’t Learn in Paramedic Training
Kristin Spencer, MS, NRP
ACEI-RA is a different beast, less than responsive to standard pharmacological agents.
How Will You Be Remembered?
Gary Ludwig, MS, EMT-P
It is your responsibility to leave your EMS organization better than you found it
The Midlife Medic: Find Your "Next"
Tracey Loscar, BA, NRP
What would you do if you could no longer work in the field?
The Next Great Tradition
Dan Swayze, DrPH, MBA, MEMS
It's time to support the more than 1,000 EMS providers now trained as community paramedics and MIH practitioners.
Evidence-Based EMS: Out-of-Hospital BiPAP vs. CPAP
Hawnwan Philip Moy, MD
Is one any better than the other?
Oxygenate and Resuscitate Before You Intubate
Russ Brown, NREMT-P
Common pitfalls to avoid when managing the crashing airway.
How To Measure and Improve EMS Systems
Michael Gerber, MPH, NRP
EMS Compass is setting the profession on a path toward performance measurement and improvement
Cases With a Twist: Repetitive Risks
David Page, MS, NRP, William S. Krost, MD, MBA, NREMT-P
For this EMS crew, unloading the stretcher proved dangerous to both patient and provider
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