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A.J. Heightman, MPA, EMT-P

Editor-in-chief of JEMS, A.J. Heightman is a former EMS director and EMS operations director who has researched and specialized in MCI management training for 30 years.

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Quality Makes the Difference

Fifty years after the introduction of CPR, we clearly know that immediate, uninterrupted and properly performed CPR saves lives. We know how to do CPR; now we must close the gap between knowing how to do CPR and the way we actually perform CPR. Providers now have more opportunity than ever to improve survival from sudden cardiac arrest. The focus must shift from “Do CPR” to “Do CPR right.”


Family Sues EMS over Botched Rescue Attempt

The family of a child who received an emergency tracheotomy is suing Putnam EMS for negligence.


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More Than 1,800 Attend 2010 CPR, ACLS Conference

LOOK, LISTEN, FEEL is eliminated.


The 2010 AHA CPR Guidelines Released

AHA releases new CPR guidelines.


‘Sensing’ the Effects of CO Exposure

CO exposure is a significant health hazard for patients and EMS providers.


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