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January 2012

Going International

A new group aims to provide a forum for countries to learn from one another’s successes and mistakes in EMS.

By Jenifer Goodwin, associate editor

In 1999, Penny Price left Canada to become executive director of the National Ambulance Service of Qatar in the Middle East. Though there was limited ...

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January 2012

NEMSMA Supports HHS as EMS’s Home in Field EMS Bill

By Jenifer Goodwin, associate editor

Following much debate, a bill that would create a federal home for EMS in the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) was introduced in Congress...

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January 2012

Toward Zero Deaths

Why EMS needs to take part in highway safety planning

By Keith Griffiths, editor in chief

A stuck accelerator causes a car to speed out of control, leading to a deadly crash, with the final pleas for help captured on a 911 call. A drunk dri...

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January 2012

Responder Exposure Notification Takes Effect

By Aimee J. Frank, contributing writer

Emergency responders welcome the New Year with the assurance that they will promptly be notified of potential exposure to a communicable disease while...

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January 2012

EMS Workers at Higher Risk of On-the-Job Injuries

By Jenifer Goodwin, associate editor

A study in the October–December 2011 issue of Prehospital Emergency Care has found that EMS workers are at higher risk of on-the-job injuries than oth...

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