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September 2009

Of EMS, By EMS, For EMS: Let's improve relations between field and in-hospital providers

Let's take control of our profession and improve relations between field and clinical providers.

Powerful Points: How to develop effective training presentations

PowerPoint might be a user-friendly application for presenting information. But mastering it and not boring your audience to death is a different story.

Jennifer M. Kammeyer John J. Kammeyer

The Right Shot: Meeting the requirements for vaccination & immunization

It's important for EMS personnel to receive immunizations and vaccinations as recommended. Know the basics.

Katherine West, BSN, MSEd, CIC

Lighter Side

Too Well to Attend: Steve Berry’s tips for making your fake sick day believable

We all need a planned sick day every once in a while. Here are Steve Berry's tips for making your fake sick day believable.

Steve Berry


Last Word

Government Withholds Life-Saving Info & Hospitals Foot the Bill

NHTSA data on cell-phone usage, Columbus gets 12-lead modems and service from hospitals, British Columbia goes too far on strike, and more.


Leadership Sector

Pod-sibilities: Taking advantage of online EMS resources

Online EMS podcasts and webcasts are a great way to become a well-rounded leader. Find out which ones Gary Ludwig recommends.

Gary Ludwig, MS, EMT-P


On a Roll & the Role of Rollovers

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


Photo Courtesy Marc Eckstein

A Gnawing Case: What to ask when presented with vague chief complaints

This necrotizing fasciitis case demonstrates why general complaints of pain should never be dismissed.

Marc Eckstein, MD, MPH, FACEP


Rick McClure

Commuter Bus Collision: Providers treat multiple patients involved in a collision at an intersection

Firefighter/paramedics treat passengers of a commuter bus and the driver of a vehicle that collided at a Los Angeles-area intersection.


Flight 1404: The response & lessons learned from the crash at Denver

In December 2008, a Boeing 737 was 2,600 feet into its takeoff roll at Denver International Airport, going approximately 150 mph, when it suddenly veered off the runway. Read how the Denver Health Paramedic Division triaged and transported 38 patients, and what lessons they learned from the incident.


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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