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The Four Cs of Care

Find out what went through Editor-in-Chief A.J. Heightman's mind before going into gastric bypass surgery and how it relates to EMS.

Posted Sunday, July 5, 2009

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Striking out at Stroke: A Comparative Perspective

Could we be doing more for our acute stroke patients? Yes. Southeast Coast Ambulance Service in the United Kingdom has a unique multi-disciplinary model that may point to the future of stroke care in the U.S.

Posted Sunday, July 5, 2009

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Pothole' Conversion: External mechanical force reverses supraventricular tachycardia

A patient with supreventricular tachycardia is converted after the ambulance hits a pothole, but the questions remains: Are 'precordial thumps' a good idea?

Posted Sunday, June 14, 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

Polarizing Position & CSI EMS

Readers share their comments on JEMS and JEMS.com articles.

Posted Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Advanced Directives, Tourniquets, Tasers & Prehospital ETI in Seattle

Read about 2009 studies on prehospital ETI, advanced directives, tourniquets and tasers.

Posted Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Tat Tapestry: Patients' skin gives us clues into their well-being and lifestyle

The skin of our patients can give us clues into their well-being. It can also be a visual window into their souls, or at least their lifestyle choices.

Posted Tuesday, June 2, 2009


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