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The Omega Project: Reclassifying Non-Emergency Calls

Medic, the Mecklenburg County (N.C.) EMS agency, has a new approach for dealing with a common problem: Increased demand with decreased funding.

Posted Tuesday, August 4, 2009

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Dangerous Suspension: Understanding suspension syndrome & prehospital treatment for those at risk

How would you treat a patient who was suspended in a harness for 10 minutes? If you said "recovery position," think again.

Posted Wednesday, July 29, 2009

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Treat Athletic C-Spine Injuries In and On the Field

Athletic helmets and padding are designed for different purposes than helmets motorcyclists wear. When you encounter sports-related C-spine injuries; knowing the difference and treating accordingly can directly impact your patient's outcome.

Posted Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Alter Behavior and Reduce Medical Errors

Create an open environment in which EMS personnel will join together to prevent medical errors and admit to them when they happen.

Posted Monday, July 6, 2009

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Survive Your Next Shift

Don't let your career put you in danger. Learn a thing or two about scene safety and self defense.

Posted Sunday, June 28, 2009

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Cardiodromes: Using recognizable sets of signs & symptoms to understand & manage congenital heart defects

With the large number of children and growing number of adults with congenital heart defects, it_s important for EMS providers to be familiar with the most common defects and be able to properly assess and treat these patients.

Posted Wednesday, June 10, 2009

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Shedding Light on the Economic Crisis: What's happening & what we can do to protect EMS

Get the big picture of where EMS fits into the economic predicament and what agencies can do to keep their services running.

Posted Sunday, May 31, 2009

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JEMS 2009 Hot Products: 30 innovative new products showcased at the 27th Annual EMS Today

The June 2009 issue of JEMS features 30 products that stood out at the EMS Today Conference & Exposition.

Posted Sunday, May 31, 2009

Not the Nitro? Patient goes into prehospital V-fib arrest following nitroglycerin

A chest pain patient receives nitroglycerin and immediately goes into cardiac arrest. Is the nitro to blame, or is it just coincidence?

Posted Sunday, May 17, 2009


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