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JEMS Volume 34 Issue 3

The Prehospital Care Research Forum Presents: Selected abstracts for presentation at the 27th Annual...

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Letter to Our ReadersThe Prehospital Care Research Forum at UCLA believes that it_s the responsibility of emergency medical professionals worldwide to develop a body of evidence that examines prehospital emergency care. Our mission is to assist, recognize and disseminate prehospital care research conducted at all provider levels.

Chilled Crowds Keep 200-plus ambulances busy

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Chilled Crowds Keep 200+ Ambulances Busy"ž MS agencies in and around the nation_s capitol are used to huge events, but the inauguration of President Barack Obama, which brought some 2 million people to Washington, D.C., Jan. 20, posed special challenges. Besides the tremendous crush of people standing for hours in bone-chilling cold, EMS responders had to deal with the greatest security deployment D.C. has ever experienced.

When Dead Is Only Mostly Dead: Understanding which causes of sudden cardiac death have...

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My firsthand experience, every emergency medical professional knows just how common cardiac arrest is. To put it into perspective, 240,000 cases of out-of-hospital cardiac arrest occur in the U.S. each year. Despite advances in resuscitative medicine, widespread training in advanced cardiac life support (ACLS) and increased public education, the mortality rate for cardiac arrest has remained essentially unchanged during the past three decades.

A Weight Lifted & House Syndrome

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A Weight LiftedI_m writing in response to A.J. Heightman_s From the Editor ("Dead Weight," January"žJEMS). For years, I_ve been fighting weight issues. I have Type 2 diabetes mellitus, hypertension and high cholesterol. I was on five different medications, along with insulin and ASA. I would lose weight and then gain it back again, and then some."ž

The Prehospital Care Research Forum Presents

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Letter to Our ReadersLetter to Our Readers The Prehospital Care Research Forum at UCLA believes that it's the responsibility of emergency medical professionals worldwide to develop a body of evidence that examines prehospital emergency care. Our mission is to assist, recognize and disseminate prehospital care research conducted at all provider levels.

Immigrant Physicians Become Paramedics

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Immigrant Physicians Become Paramedics The Canadian province of Alberta has taken a new approach to deal with its need for more paramedics: The non-profit Bredin Institute is partnering with the city of Edmonton to offer free paramedic training to immigrant physicians who aren't actively working on their Canadian physician licensure. The 25-week program draws on the physicians' previous training to drastically cut education time from the two years it normally takes to become an Alberta paramedic.