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Critical Interventions: Enhancing Emergency Medical Services through Interdisciplinary Research

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 28 February 2025

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  • Guest Editor

    Prof. Dr. Krzysztof Goniewicz, PhDE-MailWebsite

    Department of Security Studies, Polish Air Force University, Deblin, Poland

    Interests: Disaster and Emergency Management

  • Guest Editor

    Prof. Dr. Ahmed M. Al-Wathinani, PhDE-MailWebsite

    Department of Emergency Medical Services, Prince Sultan bin Abdulaziz College for Emergency Medical Services, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

    Interests: Public Health; Disaster Medicine; Pre-hospital Care; Emergency Medical Services

Special Issue Information

The special issue "Critical Interventions: Enhancing Emergency Medical Services through Interdisciplinary Research" is devoted to showcasing pioneering research that bridges diverse disciplines to fortify and innovate within Emergency Medical Services (EMS). This issue seeks to underscore the comprehensive approaches necessary for effective emergency response and healthcare provision in acute, high-stress scenarios. It welcomes contributions from fields such as medical science, public health, psychology and crisis management, with a particular focus on their application to the unique challenges and dynamics of EMS.

In this issue, we encourage researchers and practitioners to share innovative strategies, methodologies, and case studies that highlight the value of interdisciplinary collaboration in enhancing EMS. Articles may cover a wide spectrum of topics, including, but not limited to, technological advancements in pre-hospital care, psychological and social aspects of emergency medical response etc.

Key objectives of this special issue include:

• Showcasing innovative interdisciplinary research that offers fresh insights into the practices and challenges of EMS.

• Promoting dialogue and collaboration across various disciplines to tackle the unique and intricate issues faced in EMS environments.

• Presenting case studies and empirical research that illustrate successful interdisciplinary approaches in real-world EMS scenarios.

• Exploring the role of emerging technologies and methodologies in enhancing the efficiency, effectiveness, and adaptability of EMS.

• Investigating the human and social dimensions of emergency medical response, including team dynamics, patient and community resilience, the psychological impact of emergencies on responders and patients, and socio-economic considerations in EMS provision.

"Critical Interventions" aims to significantly advance the field of Emergency Medical Services by amalgamating a spectrum of perspectives and expertise. Through this special issue, we aspire to deepen the understanding of the dynamic and interdisciplinary nature of EMS, contributing to the evolution of more resilient, adaptive, and patient-focused emergency medical service systems in our rapidly evolving healthcare context.


Emergency Medical Services; Interdisciplinary Research in EMS; Pre-hospital Care Technologies; Crisis Management in Healthcare; Psychological Aspects of EMS; Public Health and Emergency Services

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online by submit system. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Original articles, case reports or comprehensive reviews are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website. Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a double-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. SignaVitae is an international peer-reviewed open access journal published by MRE Press. Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript.The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is $1200. We normally offer a discount greater than 30% to all contributors invited by the Editor-in-Chief, Guest Editor (GE) and Editorial board member. Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English.

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Open Access Special Issue

Enhancing EMS readiness: a pilot evaluation of CPR proficiency and training dynamics among paramedics in Poland

Łukasz Maciejewski,Katarzyna Naylor,Konrad Szast,Ahmed M. Al-Wathinani,Mohammed Aljuaid,Krzysztof Goniewicz

DOI: 10.22514/sv.2024.063

(This article belongs to the Special Issue Critical Interventions: Enhancing Emergency Medical Services through Interdisciplinary Research)

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