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December 2010

Properly Handle EMS Non-Transports

Do your non-verbal signs influence patients to refuse transport or care?

David Page, MS, NREMT-P

Portable CPS Increases STEMI Survival

Cardiopulmonary support saves lives.

Brian Jaski, MD David Ostrander, MD, FACC Donna Dasinger, RN John Gordon, MD Joseph Bellozzo, MD Zack Shinar, MD

Studies Show Decline of V Fib

EMS needs a new strategy for cardiac arrest.

Angelo Salvucci, MD, FACEP

Sodium Bicarbonate

Sodium bicarbonate should be considered when treating cardiac arrest patients.

Jim Davis, MA, RN, EMT-P

From the Editor

What Do You Want from Santa this Year?

Enlightenment is the best gift for EMS agencies this Christmas.

A.J. Heightman, MPA, EMT-P


EMS in Action

Ryche Guerrero

EMS Responds to Car Crush

EMS providers treat a man who was injured when a car he was working on shifted and partially crushed him.


Letters

Charged Up

Side-loading ambulance raises concerns.


Tricks of the Trade

Photo Courtesy Chris Kraft

Value of a Clean Windshield

A clean windshield makes a big difference.

Thom Dick


Priority Traffic

Photo Courtesy Art Vandalay

EMS Expert Summarizes 2010 AHA Guidelines

Why do the new guidelines mean for you?


Research Review

The Latest in EMS Research

Learn about some of the latest studies affecting EMS.

Elizabeth Criss, NP, MED, MS, CEN, CCRN


Lighter Side

Santa Claims Workman’s Comp

You should read the clause carefully.

Steve Berry


Last Word

JEMS Founder James O. Page Honored

Littleton Fire Rescue achieves record rates


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