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EMS World February 2020

EMS World cover February 2020

A cover report on the nation's first prehospital ECMO program highlights the February issue, which has a theme of cardiac and stroke care. Other features look at STEMI equivalents and stroke scales, and bonus content examines the effects of an unwell workforce. Additional articles explore EMS suicide risk, cultural competence, a successful approach against opioid abuse, and a novel new station design. Two new columns, Student Corner and Leader's Digest, join Journal Watch and Resident Eagle. 

Lauren Bailey, MD, PhD; Kimberly Pruett, MD; and Darren Braude, MD, MPH, FACEP, EMT-P
Albuquerque becomes the first to bring the capability to prehospital patients.
Mariecely Luciano Feijoó, MD, and Jane H. Brice, MD, MPH
EMS providers are overweight, stressed, and addicted—what can we do about it?
Valerie Amato, NREMT
Training in soft skills is critical for relating to patients with diverse backgrounds.
Elisa Ludwig
Integrated visual communications highlight a New Jersey department’s new home—and cover its costs.
Al Lulla, MD, MS; LinLin Tian, MD, PhD; Hawnwan Philip Moy, MD; Kristen Mueller, MD; and Bridgette Svancarek, MD
New research finds alarmingly high rates of ideation and risk.
Scott Youngquist, MD, MSC, FACEP, FAEMS, FAHA, and Andrew Pugh, MBBS, MRCP
Should acute TBI be added to the list of prehospital indications?
Antonio R. Fernandez, PhD, NRP, FAHA
Can an EMS CP program actually reduce ED visits and 30-day readmits?
John Ehrhart
An Ohio department’s quick-response team is showing big benefits.
Bob Matoba
Passing a quick test may not mean there’s not a problem.
Roger L. Layell, FP-C, CCP-C, CCEMT-P, NRP
Identifying myocardial infarction vs. other coronary syndromes.
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