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EMS World July 2017

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This month's issue takes readers inside the FDNY's Medical Special Operations Conference (MSOC), which lets providers learn through practice in difficult environments. Additional coverage includes the U.S. Coast Guard's mass rescue operations, responding to active-shooter events, and how one Florida hospital evacuated patients when the power went out.

Avi Tenenbaum, BA, EMT, Miriam Ballin, MFT, EMT, Gary Quinn, MD, Rivkah Rabinowitz, MSc, EMT, Avi Steinherz, LMSW, CBT, AEMT, & Debby Zucker, MSW, ACSW, AEMT
United Hatzalah fields the world’s first integrated EMS crisis response unit
Matthew Streger
In May 2017, rescue personnel from around the world converged on New York City to learn techniques for providing medical care in some of the world’s most difficult environments—but also to teach.
Antonio R. Fernandez, PhD, NRP, FAHA

Which proved to be fastest for providers wearing Level C protective gear?

Reviewed this Month

Airway Management in Disaster Response: A Manikin Study…

Catherine Musemeche

On April 21, 1944, Sgt. Ed Hladovcak, a U.S. Army Air Force pilot, was flying three wounded British soldiers to safety when his small reconnaissance aircraft was shot down behind enemy lines in…

Barry Smith
Ever since the sinking of the Titanic in 1912, the world’s maritime nations have created and updated a framework to maintain minimum safety standards for merchant and passenger vessels. For the…
Richard Montgomery, Jr., AAS, NREMT-P, CCT-P
In the final days of August 2016, the citizens of Pasco County, Fla., were preparing for Hurricane Hermine, the first to make landfall in Florida in over 10 years.
Hilary Gates, MAEd, NRP

Leaders from three recent responses debated some pressing questions 

As the tragedies of terrorist attacks continue to unfold, first responders everywhere know one day the call may come…

Scott Cravens, EMT
The International Paramedic Registry seeks to guide EMS competencies across nations.
Matt Zavadsky, MS-HSA, NREMT

Where do the threats lie, and how can we protect against them?

This is the seventh in a yearlong series of articles developed by the Academy of International Mobile…

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