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August 2013

Why Pediatric Dosing Errors Happen & How to Avoid Them

Pediatric dosing errors happen more frequently than with adults. Are you aware of the tools available to help you avoid them?

Handtevy Method Helps Providers Rapidly Calculate Pediatric Drug Dosages

If you’ve ever internally freaked out during a pediatric cardiac arrest, read this article.

Respect Your Elders

Special considerations for EMS response to geriatric patients.

Keith Widmeier, NREMT-P, CCEMT-P, EMS-I

Tips for Teaching Advanced Airway Management

Emphasizing proper patient packaging & monitoring is critical to successful advanced airway management.

Joseph P. Hopple, NREMT-P

Features

Photo A.J. Heightman

How to Assess and Treat Acute Respiratory Distress

Assessment is the key to helping patients presenting with acute respiratory distress.

Mike McEvoy, PhD, RN, CCRN, REMT-P


Features

Treating Sucking Chest Wounds and Other Traumatic Chest Injuries

Understanding the anatomy of the chest, the mechanics of breathing and the mechanism of injury will help with anticipation of clinical deterioration and preparation for additional lifesaving procedures.

Nicholas Rathert, MD | W. Scott Gilmore, MD, EMT-P


Features

Hand Injuries Can Become Complicated Problems

Learn to treat and assess injuries to the hand and wrist.

Neal Richmond, MD


Tricks of the Trade

Heroes

Are we a little too loosey-goosey with that word?

Thom Dick


From the Editor

Achievements, Tradition & Family Pride Live on After Death

A.J. Heightman reflects on the death of firefighter Kevin Woyjeck, who died fighting the Arizona fire last month.

A.J. Heightman, MPA, EMT-P


Priority Traffic

Healthcare Employers are Influenced by Social Media Profiles

Your social media profile could mean the difference between being hired or passed over.

Scott Oglesbee, BA, NRP, CCEMT-P


Hands On

Hands On August 2013

Check out the latest products and innovations in JEMS.

Dominic Silvestro, EMT-P, EMS-I


Case of the Month

Photo courtesy Donnie Reynolds

Motor Vehicle Crash Patient Presents Puzzling Trauma Injury

A crashed minivan, an obese man trapped inside, extreme blood loss and a trauma injury that puzzles rescuers.

Donnie Reynolds, LP, NREMT-P


Last Word

Repurposed Ambulance Promotes Literacy as Pirate Ship

One man’s ambulance is another man’s pirate ship.


EMS in Action

Extrication of Rollover Crash Patient Requires Use of Hydraulic Tools

First responders treat and package a trauma patient whose car rolled over at highway speeds.


Design the Ambulance of the Future

The possibilities for the ambulance of the future.


Management Focus

iStockPhoto/alexskopje

Recommendations for Improving Employee Hiring Practices

Reviewing past employment & background checks are critical.

Lawrence E. Tan, Esq


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