EMS World

JUL 2018

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CONTENTS 6 JULY 2018 | EMSWORLD.com 40 Statistical Significance in EMS Research Understand a few key concepts to better comprehend research and its clinical significance By Lawrence H. Brown, PhD 42 Seeking Better Approaches to Treating Chronic Pain The Pain Project promotes safer alternatives to opioids and helps connect sufferers to assistance By John Erich 46 Pediatric Alternative Airways: Part 1 The first of a two-part series looks at colors, cuffs, and CO 2 By Scott DeBoer, RN, MSN, CEN, CPEN, CCRN, CFRN, EMT-P; Michael Rushing, NRP, RN, BSN, CEN, CPEN, CFRN, TCRN, CCRN-CMC; Lisa DeBoer; and Michael Seaver, RN, BA JULY 2018 Vol. 47, No. 7 Water rescues, mental health emergencies, suicidal jumpers, hazmat incidents—the NYPD's elite rescue unit responds to them all By Valerie Amato COVER REPORT 22 8 Guest Editorial 48 Ad Index 48 Classified Ads FEATURES 38 COLUMNS 10 Promoting Innovation in EMS By Matt Zavadsky, MS-HSA, EMT 16 EMS Around the World: Singapore By James Careless 20 The Trip Report: Measuring Bystander CPR Quality By Antonio R. Fernandez, PhD, NRP, FAHA 50 Midlife Medic: What's Your Sign? By Tracey Loscar, BA, NRP, FP-C 22 For Big Trouble in the Big Apple, Call the ESU 32 Responding to Nuclear Terrorism Your assumptions may be wrong—the time to get them right is now By Erik Gaull, NRP, CEM, CPP, MEP ISSUE FOCUS: MCI AND DISASTER RESPONSE 26 MCI: The Critical Role of EMS in Family Assistance Operations Loved ones need answers after MCIs—we can help provide them By Cyndi Lake, MPH, CEM BONUS CONTENT: COMMUNIT Y PARAMEDICINE 38 Texas MIH Initiative Reduces Hospital, Ambulance Use Plano's program lowered readmissions and cut nonemergent 9-1-1 calls using community paramedics By Kristine "Kris" S. Calderon, PhD, CHES; Donna Zimmerman, RN, BSN; Joshua Clouse, BSBM, CP-C, Lic-P; Matt Zavadsky, MS-HSA, EMT; and Michelle Stehling, RD, LD DEPARTMENTS

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