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January 2010

Advanced EMS Vehicle Technology

Get up to speed on all the features in your ambulance and how they can benefit you.

JP Molnar, M.Ed.

Data Backup Systems

EMS data is indispensable; but it's also burdensome. Find out how to lighten the load.

Treating and Transporting Bariatric Patients

Learn what complications can arise from weight-loss procedures and medications in the morbidly obese patient as well as how to treat and transport this special population.

Priority Traffic

Advanced Resuscitation Cooling Therapeutics and Intensive Care

ARCTIC program dramatically improves cardiac arrest outcomes in Richmond, Va.; DHS pilots multi-band radios; JEMS legal experts explain the legality of charging more to transport obese patients; and more.


Last Word

Last Word

Boston EMT negotiates health perks for providers; Florida campaign cuts nonemergent calls in half; St. Louis ED nurse helps outfit ambulances with new EKGs; and New South Wales paramedics replace fentanyl with unknown substance.


Tricks of the Trade

Practice Professional Etiquette

JEMS columnist Thom Dick shares some tricks for always looking professional in front of patients.


Columns

SOAR Planning Model

Use the SOAR model to generate a strategic plan for your EMS system's future.


From the Editor

Resolve to Be a Better Provider

RESOLUTION: A decision to do something, or behave in a certain manner.

A.J. Heightman, MPA, EMT-P


Case of the Month

Poison Control Deduces Cause of Patient's Coma

An ED staff mistakes alcohol-related hepatic encephalopathy for a toxin-induced coma, emphasizing the need to perform thorough assessments and history-taking.


Photo Vu Banh

Teach Others to Avoid Leading Questions

Use these scenarios to enhance how you teach and evaluate the process of obtaining patient histories.


Bariatric Patients Pose Weighty Challenges

Increasing numbers of„emergency calls involving„obese patients„will affect your service's personnel, equipment, vehicles and finances. Agencies must have at least the minimum of solutions in place.


A Note About the JEMS Archives
Looking for something prior to January 2008? Additional archives back to 2006 are coming soon to the new JEMS.com, but you can click here for older archives in the meantime.

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