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EMS World February 2017

This month's cover report discusses best practices for integrating paid and unpaid staff. Also in this issue: using ultrasound for cardiac care; preparing for patients with hoarding disorder and high-value EMS operations.
Madisen Diehl, EMT-B
When the school won the NCAA basketball crown, student EMS helped manage the celebration.
Stephanie Charshafian, Hawnwan Philip Moy, MD, Nathan M. Woltman, MD, EMT-T
With victims of penetrating trauma, there could be value in bringing the practice to the field.
Mike Rubin
How can departments successfully integrate paid and unpaid staff?
Blair Bigham, MD, MSc, EMT-P
This medical device supports left ventricular function.
Matt Zavadsky, MS-HSA, NREMT
Cross-training could potentially provide a robust pathway for reimbursement.
Jeffrey L. Jarvis, MD, MS, EMT-P, FACEP, FAEMS
Several have come and gone—what’s the basis for using those still in our arsenal?
Matt Zavadsky, MS-HSA, NREMT
What does value mean in EMS, and how can we demonstrate it?
Amy Eisenhauer
You’ll need help at these complex calls—here’s what to know.
Branden Miesemer, NRP, FP-C
POCUS can improve detection and treatment of underlying pathologies.
Nancy Perry
Volunteer squads face unprecedented staffing challenges
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