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John Erich

John Erich is the senior editor for EMS World. Reach John at John.Erich@EMSWorld.com.

John Erich
"Editors' Expressions" is a recurring feature in which the EMS World editorial staff ruminates on current news, noteworthy events and everyday happenings with relevance to healthcare and EMS delivery…
The short history of EMS has been driven by the wisdom, foresight, and innovation of countless individuals. As the field ages into its second half-century and its origins fade to the past, it’s worth…
It was the earliest days of EMS, five decades ago, and in Oregon the work of Dr. Leonard Rose and the Oregon Coronary Ambulance Project had come to the attention of leaders in Washington. The…
I’m old. That hasn’t gained me much wisdom, but I’ve collected a lot of stuff. Among it is a complete archive of EMS World print issues going back to the year 2000. We’ve published this thing since…
At least before the COVID-19 lockdown, civil unrest had become a regular factor in a lot of American lives. It’s not just an impression that Americans are angrier, more divided, and taking it more to…
The short history of EMS has been driven by the wisdom, foresight, and innovation of countless individuals. As the field ages into its second half-century and its origins fade to the past, it’s worth…
Dear neighbors, I hope this note finds you well. Spring has finally arrived—it’s about time! Your yard looks great. I promise to get to mine soon. Even without the sunshine and warmer temperatures…
Since the outbreak of COVID-19, lots of energy and guidance has been directed toward protecting emergency medical responders—maximizing their safety with patients, in homes, and in ambulances and…
This is my sixth take, maybe seventh. It’s hard to blog ahead on the coronavirus. Things started slow, but man, are they moving now. My first draft for this week’s column dealt with the case…
There are 207 bones in the human body. Conversely, EMS organizations wishing to improve typically have four, veteran paramedic and educator Rommie Duckworth told EMS Today attendees during Wednesday’…
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