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EMS World April 2018


This issue's cover story looks at a pair of recent challenges faced by responders in Florida's Coral Springs‚Äîlast year's Hurricane Irma and this year's school shooting‚Äîand how they weathered them successfully. Additional content examines safe patient lifting and movement and continues our series on resiliency, as well as regular columns such as the Midlife Medic, Trip Report, Promoting Innovation in EMS, and From the Officer's Desk. 

Matt Zavadsky, MS-HSA, NREMT
For positive change, organizations require leadership, organizational readiness, and a tolerance for risk.
A roundup of news from around the EMS world.
Tracey Loscar, BA, NRP
It’s plenty of time to think out your response to an MVC—but not nearly enough when it’s an MOS.
Orlando J. Dominguez, Jr., MBA, RPM
Can EMS learn from the management philosophies of Disney and Ritz-Carlton?
Antonio R. Fernandez, PhD, NRP, FAHA
Which did better for patients: Florida’s criteria or paramedic judgment?
Veronica Ryl, EMT-P, CP-C
Properly controlled, stress can be a positive factor in EMS performance.
Rates are soaring—here’s what EMS providers need to know.
Tracey Loscar, BA, NRP
A crew's deadly MVC reinforces a basic lesson about care on the road.
Yes, your job is physically risky—but there are steps you can take for protection.
Michael J. Brown, EMT-P
Drops not only put patients at risk, they can also seriously injure EMS personnel.
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