EMS World

JAN 2018

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6 JANUARY 2018 | EMSWORLD.com 43 'The Moment We've Been Waiting For' Anthem to begin reimbursing for treatment that doesn't require transport to the ED By John Erich, Senior Editor 46 Decreased LOC: An Approach to Common Causes Many patients present as unconscious or confused, and the cause is oen overlooked By Blair Bigham, MD, MSc, EMT-P 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 JANUARY 2018 Vol. 47, No. 1 24 HEAVEN Knows This Airway Will Be Hard A flight provider's new mnemonic may help predict difficult intubations By John Erich, Senior Editor 28 The Pit Crew Model and Pediatric Cardiac Arrest Early high-quality CPR may represent a path to better outcomes By Phillip Friesen, DO; Lawrence H. Brown, PhD, MPH, EMT-P; Jose Cabanas, MD, MPH, FACEP; Paul Hinchey, MD, MBA, FACEP; and Katherine Remick, MD, FAAP, FACEP, FAEMS 32 The Evolution of Excellence In Pediatric Emergency Care Part 1: From notes to wheels to tapes By Scott DeBoer, RN, MSN, CPEN, CEN, CCRN, CFRN, EMT-P; Emily Dawson, MD; Lisa DeBoer; Julie Bacon, MSN-HCSM, RNC-LRN, NE-BC, CPN, CPEN, C-NPT; and Michael Seaver, RN, BA 40 Advanced Technology for Neonatal and Pediatric Emergency Transport St. Joseph's Children's Hospital's neonatal pediatric transport team raises the standard of care By Christina Bailey, RRT-NPS; Kevin Fazendin, RRT-NPS, C-NPT; Christopher Hall, MA, RRT-NPS, C-NPT; Sherrie Jones, RRT, C-NPT; Katie Rincon, RRT; and Shari Stewart, RRT-NPS, C-NPT C O V E R R E P O R T 24 DEPARTMENTS 10 From the Program Director 12 Guest Editorial 49 Classified Ads 49 Ad Index FEATURES 40 COLUMNS 14 Promoting Innovation in EMS: Introducing the PIE Project By Matt Zavadsky, MS-HSA, EMT 16 EMS Around the World: Poland By Robert Rajtar 20 The Trip Report: OHCA Survival—Is It Improving or Not? By Antonio R. Fernandez, PhD, NRP, FAHA 50 The Midlife Medic: Making a List and Checking It Twice By Tracey Loscar, BA, NRP, FP-C (Cover photo: Angie Cunningham, BSN, RN, CCRN-K, C-NPT, Children's Mercy Hospitals and Clinics) SPECIAL ISSUE: PEDIATRICS AND AIRWAY MANAGEMENT

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