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EMS World July 2020

July 2020 EMS World cover

July's cover story explores differential diagnosis of chest trauma, and MCI/disaster response content includes examination of the 2019 Philadelphia oil refinery explosion response. Other features look at atypical stroke presentations, double sequential defibrillation, leading in crisis, and deterring responder suicides. The CE article is on nitroglycerin for CHF with acute pulmonary edema. Columns include EMS Around the World, Resident Eagle, and Journal Watch. 

Michael Meoli, EMT-P, TP-C, NAEMT-AF
Find a colleague who understands and make a commitment to call.
Bob Matoba
Here's how to distinguish between tension pneumothorax, massive hemothorax, and pericardial tamponade.
Valerie Amato, NREMT
Know your local landscape and be prepared for its specific hazards.
John Becknell, PhD, and Aarron Reinert, MA, NRP
It’s a challenging time—to get the best from your team, get the best from yourself.
Casey Ebrom, EMT-P, FP-C; Craig Manifold, DO, FACEP, FAAEM, FAEMS; and Randi Schaefer, MSN, RN, ACNS-BC, CEN
Prehospital transfusions may represent the next milestone in remote resuscitation.
Antonio R. Fernandez, PhD, NRP, FAHA
A QI team looks for ways to reduce CPR interruptions as care transitions.
Alessandro Borgonovo
With much of the country’s EMS volunteer, their role is an important one.
Ian R. Drennan, ACP, PhD(c), and Sheldon Cheskes, MD, CCFP (EM), FCFP
Could it have a role in treating refractory v-fib cardiac arrests?
Michael Carunchio, MS, NRP, FP-C, TP-C
Stroke scale scores may not tell the whole story.
Casey B. Patrick, MD; Brad Ward, EMT-P; Jordan Anderson, BS, LP, CCP-C, et al.
Two systems find new protocols safe and effective.
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