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By Guest Editorial Dave Lapof
Operations Manager for Klickitat County EMS District No.1 

Triage Vol. II, No. 6: Some things change, some don't


I recently realized as I took my EMT written test to become a Washington State EMT (still one in Oregon) that it has been 30 years since I first became an EMT. There have been significant changes in our industry.

Just this week one of the founding magazines devoted exclusively to pre-hospital care, JEMS, the Journal of Emergency Medicine, decided to stop printing its magazine and convert to an all-electronic format. I learned EMS from this magazine, as did many others. I read what other professionals across the country were doing and learned tricks of the trade and research from around the world. The days of seeing the magazine’s cover on the kitchen table, creating the nucleus for disc...

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