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EMS World February 2018

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February's EMS World features cardiac and stroke themes, with a cover report on the new mobile stroke unit being fielded by Chicago's Rush University Medical Center. In the cardiac realm, 'STEMI 2.0' examines how EMS can provide better care for STEMI patients. Other content includes Part 2 of our series on excellence in pediatric care, tips for dealing with patients' service animals, an anti-overdose program in Utah, our regular Trip Report and Promoting Innovation in EMS columns, and a new leadership column, From the Office's Desk. 

Scott Cravens, EMT
Involving mental health professionals in an MIH-CP setting can help keep patients out of EDs.
Matt Zavadsky, MS-HSA, NREMT
Diverse groups of stakeholders informed every step of the process.
Antonio R. Fernandez, PhD, NRP, FAHA
A North Carolina study shows the need for a better prehospital screening tool.
Orlando J. Dominguez, Jr., MBA, RPM
Getting from where you are to where you want to be requires a road map.
Alex Radtke, EMT-P
Rush University Medical Center’s leaders believe the truck will improve outcomes.
Caleb Rees, MD; and Veer Vithalani, MD, FACEP
Raise cardiac evaluations to the next level by identifying suspected occlusions and anticipating potential clinical findings.
Caitlin Fuqua McDowell, MD; and Hawnwan Philip Moy, MD
New evidence suggests it doesn’t increase ICP and is safe for patients with TBI.
Scott DeBoer, RN, MSN, CPEN, CEN, CCRN, CFRN, EMT-P; Emily Dawson, MD; Lisa DeBoer; Julie Bacon, MSN-HCSM, RNC-LRN, NE-BC, CPN, CPEN, C-NPT; and Michael Seaver, RN, BA
A newer tool for sick kids allows providers to start prepping while en route.
Peter R. Sadler, MS; Michael Fox; Sam Plumb, MPA, MPH; and Jennifer Plumb, MD, MPH
An innovative model in Utah is reaching populations at risk of opiate overdose.
Cecilia Warren, MBA, MS; and John Alexander, MS, NRP
Disabled patients may have service animals—here’s what you need to know about them.
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