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December 2013

The Basics of Burn Management

Learn how to comprehensively assess and provide treatment to burn patients.

Chad Brocato, JD, DHSc, CFO

The Conference Crasher’s Guide

A “Python”-esque observation to EMS conferences

Rob Lawrence, MCMI

Supporting Paradigm Change in EMS’ Operational Medical Response to Active Shooter Events

Starting dialogue on how to progress operational medical response.

E. Reed Smith, MD, FACEP John B. Delaney, MS, EMT-B

Discerning STEMI Mimics in the Field

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

Ashley Brown, MD Corey Slovis, MD Jared McKinney, MD Jeremy Brywczynski, MD

Letters

Reader Questions Pulmonary Embolism Case

Several questions about the patient assessment are answered.


Lighter Side

Holiday Cartoons

Holiday cartoons from Steve Berry.

Steve Berry


Last Word

‘Donkey Ambulance’ Facilitates Transport of Pregnant Afghan Women

Apparatus helps women in labor in rural Afghanistan get proper treatment.


Hands On

Hands On December 2013

Check out the latest products and innovations in JEMS.


Tricks of the Trade

Power Cots Mandate Different Restraint Strategies

Learn to strap your patient into the cot correctly.

Thom Dick


EMS in Action

Hit and Run at LAX Airport

LACFD respond to a vehicle crash.


Educator’s Corner

Five Strategies for Creating a More Effective Classroom

Tired of looking out at your students and seeing bored, restless or disengaged learners? Dr. Chris Nollette provides five simple strategies that can make the EMS classroom or CE event more interesting and fun—and most importantly, more effective in terms of retaining information.

Chris Nollette, Ed.D, NREMT-P, LP


Management Focus

Preventing Violence Against EMS

All staffers should go home without injury after every shift.

Troy M. Hagen, MBA, NREMT-P


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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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