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Bi-Level Impact

Randy Budd, RRT, CEP, EMS captain for the Mesa Fire and Medical Department in Arizona, and a registered respiratory therapist and certified emergency paramedic, wants to change over-use of rapid sequence intubation (RSI) for select respiratory care.

Posted Friday, February 27, 2015

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Rethinking Pediatrics

If you met Peter Antevy, MD, at a party and asked him what he did for a living, chances are he would say, “I’m a pediatric emergency room doctor.” This answer is the equivalent of calling the Grand Canyon a “deep crater” or Niagara Falls a “waterfall.”

Posted Thursday, February 26, 2015

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Taking the Plunge

Over the course of Keith Lurie’s, MD, more than 25-year career, he’s devoted himself to the kinds of research innovations that have saved thousands of lives. He was the first to use intrathoracic pressure regulation (IPR) as a therapy to improve perfusion and lower intracranial pressure.

Posted Wednesday, February 25, 2015

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High Visibility

Scott Matin, MBA, NREMT-P, vice president, and Peter Dworsky, MPH, CBRM, NREMT-P, corporate director at MONOC Mobile Health Services, decided to get the word out about the necessity of wearing such safety apparel.

Posted Tuesday, February 24, 2015

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A New Approach

Rachel Phillips, BA (hon.), PGCE, was working in information technology in London when the planes hit the World Trade Center in September 2001. The event ended her career and sent her life in a completely new trajectory.

Posted Sunday, February 22, 2015

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Crisis Therapy

More than two decades ago, William “Bill” Lang, BA, EMT-P, left a career in pastoral ministry to pursue his interest in emergency medicine. The draw to EMS started as far back as high school when he volunteered as a firefighter and first responder for the local volunteer ambulance company.

Posted Saturday, February 21, 2015

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Healthcare Connection

More than a decade ago, Dan Swayze, DrPH, MBA, MEMS, started envisioning an innovative, pioneering community health initiative that involved EMS personnel in nontraditional roles.

Posted Friday, February 20, 2015

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All for One

Douglas Kupas, MD, EMT-P, gathered a group of 80 people from across the state’s Medical Advisory Committee and Regional Councils to finalize BLS and ALS protocols, in 2004 and 2007.

Posted Thursday, February 19, 2015

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One Step Ahead

Kevin Collopy, EMT-P, and his leadership believed if they could begin sepsis treatment in the field, it would save lives and improve outcomes.

Posted Wednesday, February 18, 2015


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