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.
The June 2009 issue of JEMS features 30 products that stood out at the EMS Today Conference & Exposition.
Get the big picture of where EMS fits into the economic predicament and what agencies can do to keep their services running.
FAA will make HEMS safety precautions mandatory, two new cardiac monitors hit the market, British Columbia paramedics strike, and more in this month's Priority Traffic.
A patient with supreventricular tachycardia is converted after the ambulance hits a pothole, but the questions remains: Are 'precordial thumps' a good idea?
This month, JEMS Mythbusters take on reader Bill's question: Are high-performing EMS students leaving the field for hospital positions?
Heart disease drops to number-two killer in San Diego; Detroit ambulances caught carrying expired meds; ZOLL makes Forbes trustworthiness list for third year in a row; and more.
What really keeps you motivated to work in EMS? We all know it's not the pay ...
What would you do if a passerby walked up to your rig and threatened self-injury? Would you know how to react, or would you go with your gut?
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.
Read about 2009 studies on prehospital ETI, advanced directives, tourniquets and tasers.
How do we know we're saving lives? Sometimes evidence-based medicine is simply cards and letters from former patients telling you so.
The failing economy is not cause for panic, but rather a time for EMS to do what it has always done well -- re-evaluate and capitalize on existing resources and opportunities.
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.