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FEB 2017

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6 FEBRUARY 2017 | EMSWORLD.com 32 Antidysrhythmics in Cardiac Arrest: What Does the Literature Say? Several have come and gone—what's the basis for using those still in our arsenal? By Jeffrey L. Jarvis, MD, MS, EMT-P, FACEP, FAEMS, & Erin Lincoln, MS, NRP 36 Prehospital Resuscitative Thoracotomy: The Next Step in Improving Trauma Outcomes? With victims of penetrating trauma, there could be value in bringing the practice to the field By Stephanie Charshafian, MD, Nathan M. Woltman, MD, EMT-T, & Hawnwan Philip Moy, MD F E AT U R E S 24 Is CHW Certification the Magic Bullet for Community Paramedics? Cross-training could potentially provide a robust pathway for reimbursement By Matt Zavadsky, MS-HSA, EMT 28 Aftermath of a Championship: Triaging Villanova's Title Party When the school won the NCAA basketball crown, student EMS helped manage the celebration By Madisen Diehl, EMT-B 40 Using Ultrasound for Cardiac Care POCUS can improve detection and treatment of underlying pathologies By Branden Miesemer, NRP, FP-C 43 Case Review: What's an Impella? This medical device supports left ventricular function By Blair Bigham, MD, MSC, ACPF 45 Preparing for Patients With Hoarding Disorder You'll need help at these complex calls—here's what to know By Amy Eisenhauer 32 LET TERS TO THE EDITOR: Let ters may be edited for clarit y or space. E-mail editor @EMSWorld.com . SUBMISSIONS: E-mail queries, manuscript s, press releases and news items to editor @EMSWorld.com . PERMISSIONS: E-mail request s to editor @ EMSWorld.com . C O N TA C T U S facebook.com/emsworldfans twitter.com/emsworldnews linkedin.com/groups/1853412 youtube.com/EMSWorld FEBRUARY 2017 Vol. 46, No. 2 COLUMNS 14 HIGH- PERFORMANCE EMS High-Value EMS: The Key to Our Future By Matt Zavadsky, MS-HSA, EMT 50 THE MIDLIFE MEDIC Lower Your Voice By Tracey Loscar, NRP, FP-C DEPARTMENTS 8 EMS World Online 10 From the Editor 12 News Network 48 Ad Index 48 Classified Ads C O V E R R E P O R T 18 P a y i n g f o r T i m e : M i x i n g C a r e e r a n d Vo l u n t e e r P e r s o n n e l How can departments successfully integrate paid and unpaid staff? By Mike Rubin O n th e Cover HCFAS members (L-R) Paul Rittenhouse, Alex Klotsche, Sal Romano and Arlene Lindsay, with paramedic Scott Matus. Photo by David Mohr, cour tesy of the Huntington Communit y First Aid Squad

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