Table of Contents

Jan 2012
Supplement, EMS 10: Innovators in EMS 2010
  • Ride the Innovation Wave

    This is the third year of the EMS 10 Innovators in EMS program, jointly sponsored by Physio-Control and JEMS. The program has a simple mission but powerful objective: Find some of the best innovators in the EMS industry and alert the EMS community to their achievements of the previous year to help providers and patients in the future.

  • Eliminating Unrecognized CO Poisoning


Cardiac arrest survivor Jose Garcia

Jose Garcia’s Cardiac Arrest Survival Story

The efforts of the HeartRescue Project partners have saved the lives of thousands of cardiac arrest victims. Jose Garcia is one of those survivors and this is his story.

Roadmap for Communities Looking to Improve Resuscitation

The HeartRescue Project has adopted a model of quality improvement, and many communities have reaped real benefit.

Driver diagram for cardiac arrest survival rates

Lessons Learned from Five Years of the HeartRescue Project

The HeartRescue Project’s partners have learned much about improvement from their shared experiences at all levels of the system. 

Cardiac arrest survivors

Celebrating and Supporting Survivors of Sudden Cardiac Arrest

Encouraging survivors to tell their stories not only helps in their own recovery, but it also raises community awareness about CPR and public access to AEDs, supports advocacy efforts and assists i...

Patient Assaults Pennsylvania EMTs

Easton EMS crew received injuries when patient became combative.

Regional Approach to Cardiovascular Emergencies

EMS & Hospital Collaborations Strengthen Relationships and Improve Care in North Carolina

Collaborations between hospitals, EMS, first responders and others initially benefited STEMI patients, but once those relationships were built, they provided the foundation for other improvement ef...

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