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2014 Year in Review

With 2014 coming to a close, we look back on some of the biggest stories and issues from EMS in the past 12 months. Read accounts of the year’s most memorable incidents in our features from those in the field, enjoy expert commentary from our columnists and watch some of the best videos from this year.

Hosts Chris Cebollero and Kelly Grayson answered calls from listeners in the first live show, and spoke with guests about the future of EMS education and treating pediatric patients
We ignore these unsettling trends in EMS at our own peril
We’ve rounded up a bundle of our favorite products that make perfect presents or stocking stuffers for the EMS providers on your list
Many people came together for some memorable moments in 2014
We rounded up five of the top stories that show EMS providers going above and beyond the call of duty
Here is some of the weirdest news of 2014
When depression or PTSD sets in, peer support is the lifeline that never fails
Volunteer and paid EMTs in a remote area of Texas provide an expanded scope of practice through advanced prolonged critical care transport and community paramedince
With studies showing spinal immobilization often does more harm than good, more agencies will adopt policies limiting backboards in 2015
Policies on Narcan, backboards, community paramedince, infectious disease training, EMS assaults and more will play significant role in the evolution of EMS
Our top videos this year ranged from disturbing and serious, to seriously funny
The public is influenced by what they see and impacted by the perception created by our photos
Most Americans know texting and driving is dangerous but do it anyway; EMS can change this by educating children
Here’s our editor picks for the top 10 EMS stories of the year