Magazine Issue: October 2009 - Journal of Emergency Medical Services (JEMS) @ JEMS.com

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October 2009

Pediatric Airway Maintenance: Choosing between the home ventilator & manual ventilation

Scared of pediatric airway calls? Find out what to consider when deciding between mechanical and manual ventilation.

Allen Patee, BS James F. Goss, MHA, MICP

2009 JEMS Salary & Workplace Survey

The "JEMS Salary & Workplace Survey" continues to provide the most comprehensive look at the work environment of the EMS industry available today. What's changed? What's staying status quo?

David M. Williams, PhD

Case of the Month

Attacking Asthma: Five steps to treat pediatric status asthmaticus

Learn the five steps to treating for young patients experiencing acute asthma exacerbation.

Mark Meredith, MD


Last Word

Illustration Paul Combs

Last Word

St. Paul starts an EMS diversity program, a West Virginia county brings its providers into pay parity with neighboring counties, New Mexico holds hospitals liable for their air ambulance selections, and more.


Letters

Letters

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


Lighter Side

Acoustic Coolness

Do you know the powers of the stethoscope? Steve Berry does.

Steve Berry


Leadership Sector

Follow the Law: Philosophies We Should Borrow from Law Enforcement

You may have more to learn from police officers than you might think. Just consider the POP, SARA and COP models.

Gary Ludwig, MS, EMT-P


Tricks of the Trade

Girth Hitch: A Little Horse Sense For Ya

Using a sheet to remove patients feet first from vehicles lets you get out of the way and maximize wiggle room.

Thom Dick


From the Editor

Protect your Rear by Putting your Best Lights Forward

Here's A.J.'s take on how to effectively use rescue vehicles and police cruisers to block traffic at collision scenes.

A.J. Heightman, MPA, EMT-P


Always Open: Study finds no adverse effects from stopping ambulance diversion

Halting ambulance diversion doesn_t impact patient care; video game products make EMS training more fun; legal experts tackle wage averaging; and we explore alternatives to N95s.


2009 JEMS Salary & Workplace Survey

Our annual Salary Survey lets you see where you and your organization stack up when it comes to compensation and work environment.

David M. Williams, PhD


Smoke Signals: Recognition and treatment of combustion-induced cyanide toxicity

Learn how to recognize and treat cyanide poisoning related to the combustion of household items.


A Note About the JEMS Archives
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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