EMS World

JAN 2019

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CONTENTS 6 JANUARY 2019 | EMSWORLD.com JANUARY 2019 Vol. 48, No. 1 THE AIRWAY ISSUE 20 10 Guest Editorial 12 State by State 13 Association Update 48 Classified Ads 48 Advertiser Index 50 Letters to the Editor 40 COLUMNS 14 EMS Around the World: Australia By Louise Reynolds, PhD 18 Journal Watch: Medical Clearance of Psych Patients By Antonio R. Fernandez, PhD, NRP, FAHA (Cover photo: Dan Cohen, Williamson County EMS) DEPARTMENTS BONUS CONTENT: PEDIATRICS 32 Crashing Hard and Fast Respiratory distress is a big deal—bigger when you're a kid By Roger Smith, NRP 36 Prehospital Management of Bronchiolitis It's a frequent cause of respiratory distress in infants and young children By Michael Supples, MD, EMT-I, and Adam Johnson, MD FEATURES 40 Trends in EMS Continuing Education Why we're moving toward self-directed lifelong learning By Susanna J. Smith 46 A Comprehensive Approach to Stress in EMS Reducing it requires a combined effort that involves education, leadership, and mentoring By Dawn Dow, EMT-P, PhD 20 The Perils of Peri-Intubation Hypoxia Disregard for the fundamentals has made this dangerous condition common By Jeffrey L. Jarvis, MD, MS, EMT-P, FACEP, FAEMS 28 Airway Management 2019: More Options, Same Physiology Comprehensive training and informed practice are prerequisites for proficiency By Mike Rubin 36

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