Digital Supplement, Special Topics

November 2014 Supplement, EMS State of the Science 2014

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Innovative & Cutting-Edge Resuscitation Practices

This special supplement, prepared in cooperation with the Eagles Coalition, highlights some of the most important scientific advancements reported at the 2014 Gathering of Eagles Conference.

Effect of Prehospital Airway Management on Cardiac Arrest Outcomes

Learn how the airway choices you make have an effect on cardiac arrest outcomes.

The 5 Most Important Cardiovascular Topics for EMS

New studies provide insight on best prehospital treatment for patients.

Resuscitation Beyond the 25-Minute Mark

Good neurological outcomes likely in survivors of prolonged resuscitation.

Mechanical CPR is Producing Resuscitation Results Beyond Expectations

Mechanical chest compression can at least equal survival outcomes seen with optimally-performed CPR in a clinical trial setting.

A Tale of Three Successful EMS Systems

How ‘pit crew’ procedures improve cardiac arrest resuscitations in the field. 

The Importance of Count and Cadence of Chest Compressions

Why it’s critical to stay on time.

Checklist Helps Wake County EMS Improve Cardiac Arrest Care Delivery

Wake County EMS has adopted the use of checklists, applying them to the management of patients in cardiac arrest as well as other serious patient conditions.