FEMA Handbook for EMS Medical Directors: Stakeholders, Becoming a Director, Oversight, Dynamics, Staffing, Dispatch, Search and Rescue, Hazmat, Education, Standards, Best Practices, Ambulance Service

FEMA Handbook for EMS Medical Directors: Stakeholders, Becoming a Director, Oversight, Dynamics, Staffing, Dispatch, Search and Rescue, Hazmat, Education, Standards, Best Practices, Ambulance Service

The purpose of this handbook is to provide assistance to both new and experienced medical directors as they strive to provide the highest quality of out-of-hospital emergency medical care to their communities and foster excellence within their agencies. The handbook will provide the new medical director with a fundamental orientation to the roles that define […]

National Emergency Medical Services Education Standards: Emergency Medical Technician Instructional Guidelines - Airway Management, Shock and Resuscitation, Trauma, EMS Operations

National Emergency Medical Services Education Standards: Emergency Medical Technician Instructional Guidelines – Airway Management, Shock and Resuscitation, Trauma, EMS Operations

National EMS Education Standards and Instructional Guidelines – Completed in 2009, the National EMS Education Standards (the Standards) represents yet another step toward realizing the vision of the 1996 EMS Agenda for the Future, as articulated in the 2000 EMS Education Agenda for the Future: A Systems Approach. The Standards define the minimal entry-level educational […]

The 2009 Version of the Cancer Protocols of the College of American Pathologists: A Continuing Journey from "Guidelines for Pathologists" to "Standards for Multidisciplinary Comprehensive Cancer Care" (Editorial)

The 2009 Version of the Cancer Protocols of the College of American Pathologists: A Continuing Journey from “Guidelines for Pathologists” to “Standards for Multidisciplinary Comprehensive Cancer Care” (Editorial)

In recent years, breathtaking advances in cancer have occurred at many levels such that the management of patients with cancer often emanates from complex therapeutic decisions that are made based on input from a multidisciplinary team of surgeons, oncologists, radiation oncologists, pathologists, and radiologists. The culmination of the professional assessment of a pathologic specimen resected […]