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February 2008

SIDS & EMS: What should we do?

What is SIDS? What causes SIDS? What role does EMS play in SIDS?

Bryan Bledsoe, DO, FACEP, FAAEM, EMT-P

BiPAP Unwrapped: How non-invasive ventilation helps patients in respiratory failure

This article helps to explain why CPAP isn't always the best choice of non-invasive positive pressue ventilation (NPPV).

Leadership Sector

Act Your Rank: Everyone wants the pay and title but can they do the job?

As my former chief said, we have to do the job that comes with the pay and title.

Gary Ludwig, MS, EMT-P


From the Editor

First Contact: The value of initial information

Appreciate the experienced first contact personnel you encounter on your scenes and include them on your team.

A.J. Heightman, MPA, EMT-P


Volunteer Voice

Mentoring New Members: Creating a successful program for your organization

We spend a great deal of time developing and implementing recruitment programs but often don't have a good plan for what to do with new members when they join.

Jason J. Zigmont, MA, NREMT-P


Research Review

Preventing MRSA Through Education

Invasive MRSA -- the type that causes death -- is very rare and preventable.

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


Case of the Month

The Lion's Bite: Anaphylaxis protocols prompt quick treatment & recovery

A patient was stung by a lionfish while he was cleaning his saltwater aquarium.


Last Word

Illustration Paul Combs

The Last Word: The Ups & Downs of EMS (02/08)

Featuring: Bikers to the Rescue, Ambulance Safety Is Her Mission, and Flu Shots Administered at Home.


A Missing Link: How the new level of Advanced Practice Paramedic would fill the gap

Medical directors must often trust supervisors who exemplify the Peter Principleƒthose who advance to their highest level of competency and are then promoted to and remain at a level at which they're incompetent.


The Pause: Don't just do something. Stand there!

The hardest thing for any EMT to learn is how to think your way through a call.

Thom Dick


Photo Chris Swabb

2007 JEMS 200-City Survey

This year, JEMS adopted the best practice method of reporting survey data in percentiles, which allows a better appreciation of where your salary compares with that of the survey respondents and what the median salary is by call volume and region.

David M. Williams, PhD


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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