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EMS World July 2018

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The July issue's cover report profiles the NYPD's elite Emergency Service Unit, while additional MCI and disaster content covers the role of EMS in family-assistance operations and the prospect of nuclear terrorism. Other features examine statistical significance in EMS research, alternative airways for pediatrics, a successful MIH program in Texas, and alternatives to opioids for chronic pain. 

Erik S. Gaull, NRP, CEM, CPP
Your assumptions may be wrong—the time to get them right is now.
Benjamin Smith, MD
It often creates an 'us vs. them' mentality that's counterproductive and unfair to patients in pain.
Scott DeBoer, RN, MSN, CEN, CPEN, CCRN, CFRN, EMT-P; Michael Rushing, NRP, RN, BSN, CEN, CPEN, CFRN, TCRN, CCRN-CMC; Lisa DeBoer, CET, NREMT, PI; and Michael Seaver, RN, BA
The first of a two-part series looks at colors, cuffs, and CO2.
James Careless
The Asian city-state has fielded ambulance services for more than 100 years.
Kristine 'Kris' S. Calderon, PhD, CHES; Donna Zimmerman, RN, BSN; Joshua Clouse, BSBM, CP-C, Lic-P; Matt Zavadsky, MS-HSA, EMT; Michelle Stehling, RD, LD
Texas program lowered readmissions and cut nonemergent 9-1-1 calls using community paramedics.
Lawrence H. Brown, PhD
Understand a few key concepts to better comprehend research and its clinical significance.
Matt Zavadsky, MS-HSA, NREMT
It’s already happening in places—so let’s run with the idea.
Antonio R. Fernandez, PhD, NRP, FAHA
Bystander CPR is critical to OHCA survival—but how good is it?
Cyndi Lake, MPH, CEM, EMT
Loved ones need answers after MCIs, and we’re often positioned to help provide them.
Tracey Loscar, BA, NRP
A keen EMS observer can detect a lot about their patient’s condition.
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