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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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He Gave Us All a Lift: Remembering EMS pioneer Richard Ferneau

Here_s A.J._s take on how to effectively use rescue vehicles and police cruisers to block traffic at collision scenes.


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Protect your Rear by Putting your Best Lights Forward

Here's A.J.'s take on how to effectively use rescue vehicles and police cruisers to block traffic at collision scenes.


Introduction

Improvements in training and medical direction—in both prehospital and hospital systems—has allowed technology and advanced medical treatment to rapidly expand in the field, hospitals and EDs. In many instances, innovative prehospital systems and their medical directors are on the front lines leading the charge.


Pump for the Pump

There’s significant evidence that manual CPR isn’t effective in a moving ambulance. It’s time for EMS agencies to pay attention to the data on effective CPR and the efficacy of mechanical CPR to improve resuscitation outcomes.


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