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Emergency Medical Services (EMS)

Services provided by EMTs, firefighters, and paramedics

Where to Find Information

Authoritative medical information

The Mayo Clinic - a nonprofit medical practice and medical research group. It employs more than 4,500 physicians and scientists, and 57,100 allied health staff. The practice specializes in treating difficult cases through tertiary care.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) - the leading national public health institute of the United States. Its main goal is to protect public health and safety through the control and prevention of disease, injury, and disability in the US and internationally.

Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) - a weekly digest for the United States published by the CDC. It is the main vehicle for publishing public health information and recommendations.

Professional journals

Journal of Emergency Medical Services (JEMS) - seeks to improve patient care in the prehospital setting and promote positive change in EMS by delivering information and education from industry leaders, change makers and emerging voices.

EMS World - covers clinical and educational issues important to the emergency medical field, including legislative changes, curriculum developments, and technological improvements within the field of emergency medical services.

Scholarly, peer-reviewed articles

Annals of Emergency Medicine - a monthly peer-reviewed medical journal covering all aspects of emergency medicine care.

PubMed Central - a free full-text archive of biomedical and life sciences journal literature at the National Library of Medicine.

Taylor & Francis Online - peer-reviewed Journals & Articles, including medical sources.

Google Scholar - a freely accessible web search engine that indexes the full text or abstracts of scholarly literature across an array of disciplines.

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