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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.

Barry D. Smith
Providing medical and rescue services to the offshore oil industry is a massive mission.
Jason R. Berman, EMT-P
Beyond pain, emotional and psychological needs can help drive pseudoaddictive behaviors.
Kristin Spencer, MS, NRP
ACEI-RA is a different beast, less than responsive to standard pharmacological agents, and not likely something you'll learn about in paramedic training.
Gary Ludwig, MS, EMT-P
It is your responsibility to leave your EMS organization better than you found it
Tracey Loscar, BA, NRP
What would you do if you could no longer work in the field?
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.
Hawnwan Philip Moy, MD
Is one any better than the other?
Russ Brown, NREMT-P
Common pitfalls to avoid when managing the crashing airway.
Michael Gerber, MPH, NRP
EMS Compass is setting the profession on a path toward performance measurement and improvement
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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