Magazine Issue: July 2010 - Journal of Emergency Medical Services (JEMS) @ JEMS.com

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July 2010

A Different Approach to Cardiac Monitoring

The time has come for a new 12-lead paradigm.

Bob Page, AAS, NREMT-P, CCEMT-P, NCEE

Make Quick Pediatric Transport Decisions

Use the pediatric assessment triangle to make pediatric transport decisions.

Chris Mierek, MD, EMT-B Nicholas Nacca, MD

Selecting Your Rugged Laptop

Learn what features are most important.

Bennie C. Collins, BHS, NREMT-P

Treating Patients with Atypical Cardiac Presentations

When it comes to cardiac calls, atypical is typical.

Cynthia Navis, MICP James F. Goss, MHA, MICP Lori Roach, BS, RN, MICN

Features

Photo Jeff Zimmerman

Make Quick Pediatric Transport Decisions

Use the pediatric assessment triangle to make pediatric transport decisions.

Chris Mierek, MD, EMT-B | Nicholas Nacca, MD


Features

Photo Courtesy Joseph P. Hopple

How to Teach Flexible Immobilization

Having the right props will create a better simulation for students to learn how to immobilize patients.

Joseph P. Hopple, NREMT-P


Last Word

Photo Courtesy Robert Domingo

The Ups and Downs of EMS

Paramedics raise EMS profession’s positive profile.


EMS in Action

Ryche Guerrero

EMS Manages Patient’s Airway in the Air

A Texas aeromedical team maintains a drowning patient’s airway.


From the Editor

A.J. Heightman

You can judge a book by its cover

You can tell a lot about an ED based on its cleanliness

A.J. Heightman, MPA, EMT-P


Leadership Sector

Photo iStockphoto.com

Find Your Ambulance Number

Use the Queuing Theory to determine how many rigs you should have in service.

Gary Ludwig, MS, EMT-P


Insider Health Care Update

Get to Know the Players in Health-Care Reform

If you know who to talk to, you can help influence the health-care reform process.

William K. Atkinson, PhD, MPH, MPA, EMT-P


Lighter Side

Treating Hypochondriacs

Steve Berry has some tips for treating imaginary illnesses, especially the ones that spread like wildfire.

Steve Berry


Priority Traffic

Photo Courtesy Queensland Ambulance Service

Indiana Leads the Way in Electronic Patient Data Sharing

Indiana network allows EMS to access patient health data on scene.


Case of the Month

Photo Courtney Mccain

Combine AHA Recommendations for Better Outcomes

There’s no silver bullet for cardiac arrest resuscitation.

Keith Wesley, MD, FACEP


Hands On

Product Reviews From Street Crews

Check out some of the latest products you may want to use.

Fran Hildwine, BS, NREMT-P, CCEMT-P


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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