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EMS World July 2019

July 2019 EMS World cover

The July issue has a focus on administration and operations, with features on the DEA's controlled-substance regulations and a standardized new bag for providers in Florida's Pinellas County. The cover report profiles a successful rural EMS system in Oregon, while other articles look at nitrous oxide as an analgesic, the instructional scaffolding approach to education, and a new EMS-led accountable care network in Ohio. A CE article covers unplanned extubation. Among columns, EMS Around the World travels to Russia. 

Christian Hartley
Neither rescuers nor family are ready for the loss of one of their own.
Scott Bourn, PhD, RN, FACHE
The event is common, costly, and dangerous but largely preventable.
John Erich
In isolated Eastern Oregon, providers have to be at the top of their games.
John Erich
It will represent EMS’ best opportunity yet to demonstrate the value it can provide.
Mark Price, EMT-P
In the quality environment, good mentoring is essential.
Bob Matoba
Students absorb and retain more information in the same limited time.
Garrett Cavaliere, DO, NRP, and Janae Hohbein, DO
It’s a safe alternative to opiates but requires some precautions.
Antonio R. Fernandez, PhD, NRP, FAHA
As the public embraces the compression-only method, is it improving patients’ outcomes?
Jessica Banks, BS, RN, EMT-P
Are you in compliance with evolving regulations surrounding controlled substances?
Eugene Gerden
The government plans reorganization and reinvestment for its Soviet-era system.
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