International

Austrian University Adds EMS Training to Bachelor of Nursing Degree

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Students at the University of Applied Sciences in St. Pölten, Austria, receive EMT certification as part of the Bachelor of Nursing degree program. 

Pan-Asian Resuscitation Outcomes Study Measures Care for Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest

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The Pan-Asian Resuscitation Outcomes Study (PAROS) Clinical Research Network (CRN) was established in collaboration with countries across Asia to improve out-of-hospital cardiac arrest survival rates. 

Cross-Border EMS Treaty Demonstrates Value of Multi-National Collaborations

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the governors of Lower Austria, South Bohemia and South Moravia signed a contract for cross-border EMS operations to facilitate EMS and dispatch cooperation between the Czech Republic and Austria.

London’s Innovative Response for Patients Presenting with Mental Health Problems

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The London Ambulance Service's Mental Health Clinical Advisory service has five mental health practitioners who work alongside paramedics and general nurses to respond to mental health emergencies over the telephone.

Prehospital Recognition of Wounding Patterns in Blast Injuries

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It is important that first responders and civilian medical staff have an understanding of the patterns of injury associated with blast, as to be best prepared for the very real possibility that a mass-casualty incident occurs in their city.  

European Resuscitation Council Presents Educational Congress on Prehospital Resuscitation

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The European Resuscitation Council (ERC) held its annual conference, Resuscitation 2016, Sep. 24—25 at the Hilton Reykjavik Nordica in Reykjavik, Iceland.

A New Zealand Perspective on Organizational Culture in EMS

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Culture comprises a multitude of hidden things that affect employees' behavior within a company.

Sepsis Care and Treatment in New Zealand and Australia

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Sepsis is an insidious killer that demands prompt recognition and treatment if patients are to have a positive prognosis.

EMS Response to India Fireworks Tragedy was Hindered by Lax Standards Enforcement

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JEMS international board member Dr. George P. Abraham discusses the unique challenges faced by EMS in responding to the deadly fireworks explosion at a Hindu temple in Kerala, India.

Prehospital Rescue Organization During the November 2015 Paris Terrorist Attacks

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Preplanning, interagency coordination, police assistance, hemorrhage control kits and digital patient tracking all contributed to efficient and effective patient care and evacuation, resulting in numerous saved lives.