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January 2009

Your Most Feared Calls: Assessing & treating pediatric patients with undiagnosed pre-existing conditions

Every provider has been to an intimidating pediatric call. This article will go over assessing and treating children with undiagnosed pre-existing conditions, such as Down syndrome and epilepsy.

Linda Warren, EMT-P Robert Sapien, MD

Infectious Behavior: The link between infection training & disease control

Original research indicates that the gap between infection-control best practices and the actual precautions taken can be attributed to a lack of education, which should be addressed by expanding the national registry examination to better cover these topics.

Dennis K. Sullivan, BA, CEM, EMT-P John Eisinger, EMT, MPH

From Worst to First?

In 2003 USA Today declared Washington, D.C. as the nation's worst EMS system. Read how our capital is moving forward with an ambitious plan to become the nation's best.

Mannie Garza

A Note About the JEMS Archives
Looking for something prior to January 2008? Additional archives back to 2006 are coming soon to the new, but you can click here for older archives in the meantime.

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