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EMS World January 2017
This month's cover report looks at how hundreds of medical professionals are ready to deliver care at one of NASCAR's most formidable tracks. Also in this issue: Spotlight on airway management, high-performance EMS and complex pediatrics.
Preparing Providers for Complex Pediatrics
Bruce Estrem, BA, RRT-NPS, LRT
How Minnesota responders are improving care for kids with difficult medical needs.
At Home With the At-Risk: Tucson's TC-3 Program
The fire department-based MIH program is reducing the burden of frequent nonemergent 9-1-1 users.
What You Need to Know About SALAD: A New Airway Management Technique
Chris Boyer, MPA, NRP, FP-C
The SALAD (suction-assisted laryngoscopy airway decontamination) technique has been taking the airway management world by storm
Taking the Fear Out of a Surgical Cricothyrotomy
William E. "Gene" Gandy, JD, LP
In a life-threatening situation, here’s how to conquer the pucker factor
Advanced Airway Management in Cardiac Arrest: What Does the Literature Say?
Jeffrey L. Jarvis, MD, MS, EMT-P, FACEP, FAEMS
ETI seems better than SGAs, but no advanced airway may be even better, and key questions are yet unanswered.
CE Article: A Guide to Autonomic Pharmacology
Bryan B. Kitch, MD
Understanding neurotransmitters and their receptors can help EMS providers choose the right medication.
The Midlife Medic: Make Me Laugh
Tracey Loscar, BA, NRP
Our strength lies in looking into the abyss without blinking.
Why High-Performance EMS Is Worth Your While
Doug Hooten, MBA
It’s a key first step—what are its hallmarks and benefits?
Using Ultrasound for Respiratory Distress
Branden Miesemer, NRP, FP-C
Many applications of lung ultrasound yield a high return on a relatively low training investment
Happy New Year and Happy Birthday
Scott Cravens, EMT
This year, EMS World celebrates its 45th anniversary
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