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AUG 2016

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26 6 AUGUST 2016 | EMSWORLD.com 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 AUGUST 2016 Vol. 45, No. 8 O n th e Cover Peter Antevy, MD, Brijesh Mehta, MD, and Fire Chief Mark Ellis are working together to develop a progressive system of stroke care in southern Florida. © 2016 Tom Salyer 36 20 F E AT U R E S Spine Injury for the Prehospital Provider Spinal cord injuries range from simple contusions to complete cord transection By Kevin T. Collopy, BA, FP-C, CCEMT-P, NREMT-P, WEMT 50 Preventing Invisible Wounds Integrating psychological skills into your prehospital care By Rosemary Masters, JD, LCSW 53 Are You Ready for the Silver Tsunami? America's elderly population is exploding, and EMS services will have to reflect that By Raphael M. Barishansky, MPH, MS, CPM COLUMNS 16 CASES WITH A TWIST Excrement Happens By David Page, MS, NRP, & Will Krost, MD, MBA, NRP 58 THE MIDLIFE MEDIC Mirror, Mirror on the Wall By Tracey Loscar, NRP, FP-C DEPARTMENTS 8 From the Editor 10 News Network 56 Ad Index 57 Classified Ads C O V E R R E P O R T 2 0 Te c h n o l o g y a n d C o l l a b o r a t i o n D r i v e D r a m a t i c I m p r o v e m e n t s i n S t r o k e Tr e a t m e n t New approach allows EMS providers in the field to communicate with specialists in real time By Susanna J. Smith 2 6 M o b i l e S t r o k e U n i t s B r i n g t h e H o s p i t a l t o t h e H o m e With CT scanners, tPA and more, MSUs are helping slash treatment intervals and should improve outcomes By John Erich

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