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Bruce Evans, MPA, NREMT-P

Bruce Evans, MPA, NREMT-P

Bruce Evans, MPA, NREMT-P, is the EMS chief of the North Las Vegas Fire Department and the fire-science program coordinator at the College of Southern Nevada. He’s also chair of the Health and Safety Committee of the NAEMT, a member of the FESHE steering committee at the NFA and a JEMS editorial board member. Contact him at hawkeyeems@aol.com.

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EMS Providers Use Detective Skills to Solve Case

Providers should put their detective caps on when solving mysterious cases.


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Know How to Treat Hydrocarbon Poisoning

Hydrocarbon poisoning a common risk for pediatric patients


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Book Review: Pandemic Influenza Emergency Planning and Community Preparedness

For those who enjoy science fiction and horror, Stephen KingÌsÜThe Stand paints one of the best pictures of a horrifying flu that devastates the country. Now, the same scenario is portrayed in a non-fiction work validated by science and strategic emergency operation plans.Pandemic Influenza Emergency Planning and Community Preparednessoffers an updated, factual description of the state of the U.S. health-care system and it details the mechanisms, response and preparation needed for a pandemic flu.


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Las Vegas EMS Responds to Huffing Patient

Despite demonstrating sinus tachycardia and a prolonged QT in a 12-lead ECG, a huffing patient lives to tell the tale -- unlike many others who abuse dangerous inhalants.


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Las Vegas EMS Plans for Possible New Year's MCI

More than 300,000 people ring in the New Year in Las Vegas each year. EMS from five agencies coordinate for 12 months to make sure the night's events go off without a hitch.


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Press Conference, East Village Explosion and Collapse

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D.C. Mayor Adds Ambulances to Peak Demand Period

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Utah Commission Privatizes Ambulance Service

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Ambulance Delay Raises Concerns over Response Times

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Brad Van Ert, FF, EMT-P

Brad Van Ert, FF, EMT-P Captain Brad Van Ert, FF, EMT-P, has worked for the Downey (Calif.) Fire Department for 29 years. He began as a firefighter, then spent eight years as a FF/paramedic. He has served as a captain for nearly 20 years. He has a bachelor’s in occupational studies from California State University Long Beach and is currently working on his master’s in emergency services administration.

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Learning From Near Misses: What the National Fire Fighter Near-Miss Reporting System means for EMS

The National Fire Fighter Near-Miss Reporting System is actively collecting reports from EMS personnel related to incidents that put them in danger. What does this mean for you, the street-level provider or EMS administrator?


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Press Conference, East Village Explosion and Collapse

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D.C. Mayor Adds Ambulances to Peak Demand Period

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Utah Commission Privatizes Ambulance Service

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Ambulance Delay Raises Concerns over Response Times

Officers give up after waiting 20 minutes for an ambulance.
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Patient Carry during Snowstorm

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Corey Slovis, MD

Corey Slovis, MD

Corey M. Slovis, MD, FACP, FACEP, FAAEM, is a professor and chair of emergency medicine at Vanderbilt and serves as the medical director for Nashville Fire Department and Nashville International Airport. He’s also a member of the JEMS editorial board.

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Five Common Causes of Sudden Unexpected Death Every EMS Provider Should Know

Subtle signs & symptoms can sometimes lead to sudden death.


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The 5 Most Important Cardiovascular Topics for EMS

Review the highlights published in the literature over the past year.


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How to Recognize & Treat Heart Block

Learn how to treat AV block patients, including how to administration atropine and transcutaneous pacing.


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Discerning STEMI Mimics in the Field

Five cases that look and sound like a STEMI, but may not be


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Caffeine: The Good, Bad & Ugly

EMS providers need to know about the potentially dangerous effects of caffeine.


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D.C. Mayor Adds Ambulances to Peak Demand Period

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Utah Commission Privatizes Ambulance Service

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Ambulance Delay Raises Concerns over Response Times

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Patient Carry during Snowstorm

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Jared McKinney, MD

Jared McKinney, MD

Jared McKinney, MD, is an assistant professor of emergency medicine and is assistant medical director for the Nashville Fire Department.

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Five Common Causes of Sudden Unexpected Death Every EMS Provider Should Know

Subtle signs & symptoms can sometimes lead to sudden death.


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The 5 Most Important Cardiovascular Topics for EMS

Review the highlights published in the literature over the past year.


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How to Recognize & Treat Heart Block

Learn how to treat AV block patients, including how to administration atropine and transcutaneous pacing.


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Discerning STEMI Mimics in the Field

Five cases that look and sound like a STEMI, but may not be


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Patient Cardiac Rhythm Is Important for EMS Adenosine Administration

Learn how to properly administer adenosine to avoid a fatal mistake.


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Press Conference, East Village Explosion and Collapse

Fire is contained to four buildings; 12 people have been injured.
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D.C. Mayor Adds Ambulances to Peak Demand Period

10 additional ambulances will be on the streets from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.
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Utah Commission Privatizes Ambulance Service

Mayors in Iron County loose management fight.
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Ambulance Delay Raises Concerns over Response Times

Officers give up after waiting 20 minutes for an ambulance.
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Patient Carry during Snowstorm

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Terror Attack in Tunisia

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Kristen Dettorre, MD

Kristen Dettorre, MD

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Not the Nitro? Patient goes into prehospital V-fib arrest following nitroglycerin

A chest pain patient receives nitroglycerin and immediately goes into cardiac arrest. Is the nitro to blame, or is it just coincidence?


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Press Conference, East Village Explosion and Collapse

Fire is contained to four buildings; 12 people have been injured.
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D.C. Mayor Adds Ambulances to Peak Demand Period

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Utah Commission Privatizes Ambulance Service

Mayors in Iron County loose management fight.
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Ambulance Delay Raises Concerns over Response Times

Officers give up after waiting 20 minutes for an ambulance.
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Patient Carry during Snowstorm

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Terror Attack in Tunisia

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Paul Berlin, NREMT-P, MS

Paul Berlin, NREMT-P, MS

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Providers Improvise with Confined Space Patients

Find creative ways to assess patients when you have limited access.


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Instant Feedback: Point-of-care testing helps providers make life-saving decisions

New point-of-care testing devices can produce results in minutes and guide the provider in treatment decision-making.


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Press Conference, East Village Explosion and Collapse

Fire is contained to four buildings; 12 people have been injured.
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D.C. Mayor Adds Ambulances to Peak Demand Period

10 additional ambulances will be on the streets from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.
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Utah Commission Privatizes Ambulance Service

Mayors in Iron County loose management fight.
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Ambulance Delay Raises Concerns over Response Times

Officers give up after waiting 20 minutes for an ambulance.
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Patient Carry during Snowstorm

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Large Bio ImageW. Ann "Winnie" Maggiore, JD, NREMT-P

W. Ann "Winnie" Maggiore, JD, NREMT-P

Winnie Maggiore began her career in fire and EMS back in 1973 when she became one of the first women firefighters. She was an assistant chief of the Placitas Volunteer Fire Brigade for nearly 20 years, having helped to start the volunteer fire department in her home town. She has been an EMT since 1978 and a paramedic since 1981. She has worked as a firefighter and EMT in the field and as a state EMS administrator. She obtained her Bachelor's degree from the University of New Mexico in 1989 before moving on to obtain a law degree with a focus on health law in 1992.

She is a shareholder at the law firm of Butt, Thornton & Baehr, PC where she defends physicians, dentists, oral surgeons, nurses, paramedics and other health care providers, as well as law enforcement officers, against lawsuits.

Besides helping to build the Fire Brigade, one of her most important contributions was the revision of the New Mexico EMS legislation to provide broader protection and due process for licensed EMS personnel, and to make changes to allow EMTs to work in facilities such as clinics and hospitals as well as in the prehospital setting. She also made major contributions to the development of DNR regulations that allowed DNR orders to be recognized by EMS.

Winnie is on the volunteer faculty at the University of New Mexico's Department of Emergency Medicine, where she teaches on legal issues for emergency medical providers. She is on the faculty of the National EMS Medical Director's Course put on by the National Association of EMS Physicians. She coauthored an important article on legal issues for EMS medical directors and has played a significant role in teaching about the legal relationship between EMS providers and their medical directors. She is a member of the JEMS editorial board and a frequent national speaker on EMS legal topics.

Winnie was the proud recipient of the prestigious James O. Page award for EMS leadership in 2011.

Winnie enjoys hiking in the mountains near her home with her two Dalmatians, and her husband, Dave, who is a retired emergency physician and stroke survivor.

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Assessing Apparent Life-Threatening Events in Infants

Learn how to assess & treat pediatric patients who may have experienced an ALTE.


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EMS Doesn’t ‘Diagnose’ … or Do We?

Making the case for a “field diagnosis.”


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Recognizing & Treating Hypoglycemia, Hyperglycemia & Other Diabetes-related Health Problems

Refresh yourself on the role of EMS in detecting diabetes.


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How to Determine Need for Reporting of EMS Medical Errors

What are our legal and ethical responsibilities to report medical errors?


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‘Time Is Brain’ in Prehospital Stroke Treatment

Stroke is the fourth leading cause of death and the leading cause of disability in adults in the U.S.


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Press Conference, East Village Explosion and Collapse

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Utah Commission Privatizes Ambulance Service

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Ambulance Delay Raises Concerns over Response Times

Officers give up after waiting 20 minutes for an ambulance.
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Patient Carry during Snowstorm

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Jason J. Zigmont, MA, NREMT-P

Jason J. Zigmont, MA, NREMT-P Jason Zigmont , MA, NREMT-P, is an EMS instructor, executive director of the Center for Public Safety Education and the founder of VolunteerFD.org. He's also a PhD candidate in adult learning at the University of Connecticut. Contact him at jason@psecenter.org.

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Troublemakers: Can't we all just get along?

As a volunteer, do you sense overwhelming animosity toward volunteer EMS? Find out both sides of the argument.


Problems of Practice: A new outlet to share them & improve volunteer EMS

Read how Jason Zigmont will use his print and online articles to solve volunteer EMS issues and bring together the volunteer community.


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One Shift at a Time: Stop complaining & start taking action

Read how Jason Zigmont will use his print and online articles to solve volunteer EMS issues and bring together the volunteer community.


Already Paid

Does your service offer ˙volunteersÓ payment for services in addition to out-of-pocket expenses? If so, you might be a combination department. In this Volunteer Voice article, Jason Zigmont, MA, NREMT-P, addresses problems common to combination departments, such as class warfare and legal woes.


Moving Toward Paid: The domino effect isn't inevitable

This article, the first of a two-part series, will look at the slippery slope that causes departments to go paid and how to avoid it.


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Utah Commission Privatizes Ambulance Service

Mayors in Iron County loose management fight.
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Ambulance Delay Raises Concerns over Response Times

Officers give up after waiting 20 minutes for an ambulance.
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Patient Carry during Snowstorm

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Large Bio ImageAntonio R. Fernandez, MS, EMT-P

Antonio R. Fernandez, MS, EMT-P

Antonio R. Fernandez, MS, NREMT-P, is a research fellow for the National Registry of EMTs. He's currently pursuing a PhD in public health. Fernandez also has experience providing prehospital as well as in-hospital patient care as an EMT-B and a paramedic in urban settings.

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When Patient Movement Causes False ECG Readings

The EMS Mythbusters determine whether the endotracheal tube is becoming obsolete with the proliferation of advanced airway alternatives.


Does Size Matter?: Paramedic program class size may predict success

The EMS Mythbusters look at the link between paramedic program size and the success of NREMT candidates.


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It's What You Know?: EMS pay may differ by organization type

A recent statement by Congress about disparities in airline pilot pay prompted the JEMS Mythbusters to ask whether EMS compensation varies among organization types.


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Are High-Performing EMS Students Leaving the Field?

This month, JEMS Mythbusters take on reader Bill's question: Are high-performing EMS students leaving the field for hospital positions?


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'Tis the Flu Season: Do we get paid when we're sick?

Do EMS providers receive adequate paid sick time?


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Press Conference, East Village Explosion and Collapse

Fire is contained to four buildings; 12 people have been injured.
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Mayors in Iron County loose management fight.
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Officers give up after waiting 20 minutes for an ambulance.
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