EMS World

AUG 2011

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EMS WORLD ONLINE NEW THIS MONTH: 1 The Write Stuff : Rewriting In the eighth installment of our online writing curriculum, EMS World Magazine columnist Mike Rubin discusses why writers must rewrite. “I spend much more time rewriting than writing,” says Mike. “Does that mean I’m a bad writer?” Find out why it doesn’t at EMSWorld.com/readingroom. 2 3 Customer Care: Getting Personal We are all aware that there are many personal questions a patient will be embarrassed or reluctant to answer in public. If you are in a public place, try to stake out a small private area, if possible. If that is not possible, sometimes the best bet is to move the patient to the ambu- lance. Learn more about how to keep your patient’s personal information private in this month’s Customer Care column. See EMSWorld.com/operations. The EMS Squadcast Host Tim Perkins records from the StarPoints Symposium, hosted by Carilion Clinic, a healthcare system in Roanoke, VA. Tim’s guests are Paul Davenport, senior director of Carilion Clinic Patient Transport, who discusses EMS safety issues, and Dr. John Burton, chief of emergency medicine at Carilion Clinic, who talks about selective spinal immobilization. See EMSWorld.com/squadcast. SUMMERTIME TOP TIPS This month we focus on top tips for summertime and environmental emergencies response. Find each daily tip on our homepage and access our tips archive at EMSWorld.com/toptips. Cooling by conduction has been found to be more efficacious in young, active adults with exertional heatstroke. Center, Visit the all-new EMS Job presented by EMS World in partnership with NAEMT. Search hundreds of job post- Recent research shows that promptly reducing exposure time to excessive heat can dramatically improve long-term outcomes and decrease irreversible injury. 10 AUGUST 2011 | EMSWORLD.com ings, plus take advantage of many extra features, including: • Post an anonymous resume to stay connected to the employment market; • Set up advanced job alerts to notify you of new opportu- nities matching your own pre- selected criteria; and • Access job search resources like career coaches that provide resume reviews and interview insights. Check it out today at EMSWorld.com/jobs. READER POLL: WATER RESCUE RESPONSE Last month, we asked: A suicidal Calif. man drowned in shallow water just off shore after fi refi ghters, untrained in water rescue, refused to enter it to save him. How would you have reacted? 42% Stayed on shore, as law and department policy required 45% Tried to rescue him, regardless of consequences 13% Not sure For the latest poll questions, visit EMSWorld.com/polls. Follow Us Online WEBCASTS Visit EMSWorld.com/webcasts to register for our upcoming presentation on Aug. 17 at 3 p.m. EST: AMBULANCE SAFETY SEATING AND DESIGN This webinar will discuss the evolution of ambulance seating and the safety of that seating in the back of the ambulance in regard to operations, ergonomics and convenience. Presented by: Chad Brown, Executive Sales Manager, Braun Industries, Van Wert, OH, & Kevin Gallagher, NREMT-P, CPST, VP Sales & Marketing, Serenity Safety Products, Gilbert, AZ Sponsored by FREE Tips from Heatstroke Treatment & Management, Medscape

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