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EMS World August 2017

This issue takes readers along with the U.S. Air Force's elite pararescue unit, where highly trained "PJs" execute technical rescue and combat operations in remote and unforgiving environments. Additional features include a reassessment of established measures of patient consciousness, coverage of the EARTH conference on emerging EMS technologies, BiPAP essentials for prehospital providers and much more.

Dustin Britt, AAS, RRT-ACCS, CPFT, NRP, FP-C
Utilizing bilevel positive airway pressure in the management of pulmonary emergencies.
Scott Cravens, EMT
Norway joins six other countries by offering a bachelor’s degree in paramedic science.
Bradford H. Lee, MD, JD, MBA, Dean Dow, MBA, CMTE
Balancing both perspectives is critical to a system’s overall success.
Antonio R. Fernandez, PhD, NRP, FAHA
Can paramedics reliably initiate the new CMS core measure bundle?
Barry D. Smith
Trained in medicine, rescue and small-arms combat, PJs recover personnel from the most unforgiving environments.
Barry D. Smith
LTC Stephen Rush has four main roles as medical director of the USAF pararescue program.
Adam Harvey, NREMT-P
Adam Harvey is a full-time paramedic for a busy metropolitan ambulance service. The first thing people notice about him is that he wears two hearing aids.
Steve Cole, NRP, William E. "Gene" Gandy, JD, LP, Steven “Kelly” Grayson, NRP, CCEMT-P, Jason Kodat, MD, EMT-P
FOUR Score may be an improvement over GCS, but the fact is, they’re just not that useful.
Hilary Gates, MAEd, NRP
The EARTH Symposium rolls out the next generation of medical resuscitative devices.
Stephen Burdette, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP BD+C, Dina Markakis, Assoc. AIA, CDT
The Prince Frederick Volunteer Rescue Squad’s new building will set a standard for rescue organizations.
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