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August 2012

Oklahoma EMS System Strives for Higher Cardiac Arrest Survival Rates

Read their plan of action to raise cardiac arrest survival rates.

David S. Howerton, NREMT-P Jeffrey M. Goodloe, MD, NREMT-P, FACEP Jim O. Winham, RN, BSN, NREMT-P T.J. Reginald, NREMT-P Tammy Appleby, NREMT-B

2012 JEMS Games Use Simulation & Integrated Training

Preparation proves key for JEMS Games 2012 competitors.

A.J. Heightman, MPA, EMT-P Chad Brocato, JD, DHSc, CFO

Community Health Programs Create New Niche for EMS

Are community health partnerships the wave of the future for EMS?

Jennifer Berry, NREMT-B

How to Protect EMS Patients through Better Research & Understanding

You took the oath: “primum non nocere.” But how do you know your procedures and devices aren’t causing harm in the field?

Features

Photo Kathy Keatley Garvey

Treat Anaphylactic Incidents Before it’s Too Late

Knowledge about how to diagnose and treat anaphylactic reactions is critical to patient survival.

Rick Rod, RN, CEN, NREMT-P


Features

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Providers Can Do Their Part to Combat the ‘Ambulance Driver’ Media Epidemic

EMS providers should do their part to educate the media on proper terminology.

Rollin J. Fairbanks, MD, MS


Research Review

Photo David Page

Studies Report on Stretcher Errors & Rate Protective Gear

Researchers focus on ways to build a culture of safety for EMS providers & patients.

David Page, MS, NREMT-P


Case of the Month

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EMS Providers Should Be Wary of the Implications of Anticoagulants

Providers should understand the different types of anticoagulants and their side effects.

Patrick Harvey, MD


Hands On

Hands On August 2012

Check out the latest products and innovations in JEMS.

Fran Hildwine, BS, NREMT-P, CCEMT-P


Lighter Side

EMS Providers Work Around Superstitions

Have you ever mentioned how “quiet” your shift has been?

Steve Berry


From the Editor

Double & Backup EMS Equipment Can Save Your Day

Having extra equipment helps plan for the unexpected in the field.

A.J. Heightman, MPA, EMT-P


EMS in Action

Fort Worth (Texas) Providers Treat Patient at Motor Vehicle Collision

Providers extricate patient in motor vehicle collision.


Tricks of the Trade

Photo Thom Dick

Providers Should Take Extra Care when Transporting Patients with Psychological Issues

It’s important to take extra care to be sensitive when transporting patients with psychological issues.

Thom Dick


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