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March 2011

Heroes to Hometowns

EMS providers should be aware of the psychological characteristics and physical injuries common to Veterans returning from Afghanistan and Iraq.

Dean Pedrotti, CEP, BS, MBA

EMS Providers Discuss the Latest Field Research

The Prehospital Care Research Forum presents abstracts of recent research.

Identifying Diseases that Mimic Strokes

Know how to identify diseases that mimic strokes

Bill Raynovich, NREMTP, EdD, MPH Richard A. Walker, MD, FACEP, FAAEM

CPR-SF Technology Provides Instant Feedback

Find out immediately if your compressions are deep enough.

Benjamin S. Abella, MD, MPhil Bentley J. Bobrow, MD David C. Cone, MD Tyler Vadeboncoeur, MD Vastal Chikani, MPH

Leadership Sector

E-mail Inundates EMS Managers

How many times a day do you check your e-mail?

Gary Ludwig, MS, EMT-P


From the Editor

Photo Bob Page

Tears for a Baby

Some scars take a lifetime to heal.

A.J. Heightman, MPA, EMT-P


Priority Traffic

Photo AP Photo/James Palka

Northwest Fire Rescue District Responds to Tucson Shooting

Get the inside scoop behind the MCI involving Rep. Giffords.


Higher Learning

Photo Kevin Link

Simulation Training Ideal for Diabetic Patients

Find out how to set up a scenario for instructing students about diabetic patients.

Diane Schoendienst, BS, MICP | James F. Goss, MHA, MICP | Tami Cusick, EMT-B


Tricks of the Trade

Photo Thom Dick

A Tool to Keep You Healthy

Hydroxyl generators kill germs on ambulances

Thom Dick


Case of the Month

Photo Kevin Link

Croup Case Proves Unusual

Unusual case involves six-year-old croup patient

Simon Taxel, NREMT-P


EMS Mythbusters

Is EMS Accreditation Worth the Trouble?

Our mythbusters tell you the truth about whether EMS national accreditation is really worth the stress.

Melissa A. Bentley, BS, EMT-P | William T. Ballo, BS, NREMT-P


Lighter Side

Egos Can Prevent Good Medicine

Six tips for when your ego gets out of control.

Steve Berry


Last Word

Illustration Paul Combs

Dr. Pepper to Donate toward EMT’s medical school fund

Dr. Pepper to Donate for EMT’s medical school expenses


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