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May 2010

How to Treat Shortness of Breath

Here we present the most common causes of shortness of breath, along with their symptoms and treatments.

Corey Slovis, MD Jared McKinney, MD Jeremy Brywczynski, MD Liz Lightner, MD

Consider Wilderness Medicine Techniques for MCIs

Specialized rescue teams deal with the delivery of care in remote locations, delayed access to patients and transportation problems, much like what is experienced during an MCI.

David O. Ramsey, EMT-P, WALS

EMS at Woodstock

Read the adventurous account of providing care to 1969 Woodstock festival attendees.

Jack Kelly, BA, EMT-B Myron Gittell, RN

IED Facts for Emergency Responders

Follow these steps to plan for and safely respond to an incident involving known or suspected improvised explosive devices.

August Vernon

EMS in Action

Photos A.J. Heightman, MPA, EMT-P

Advanced Prep Pays Off

The crews used recent MCI training to triage, treat and transport 13 patients in less than 30 minutes at this fire.

A.J. Heightman, MPA, EMT-P


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


Last Word

Photo Courtesy Boston EMS

Boston EMS Honor Guard Shows Respect

A Bellevue (Wash.) police officer makes good use of a newly issued squad-car AED, Boston EMS Honor Guard travels out of state to honor a LODD victim, and a critical flaw in England’s dispatch system that downgrades life-threatening calls is being investigated.


Lighter Side

What They Didn’t Tell You in Medic School

Read what Steve Berry has to say about today’s EMS acronyms.

Steve Berry


Leadership Sector

Avoid Social Media Nightmares

Learn what you can do if you haven’t established your agency’s social media policy.

Gary Ludwig, MS, EMT-P


Higher Learning

Photo Ryan McDonald

Teaching New CPR Protocols

When the AHA releases their updated CPR guidelines later this year, you may need to re-educate your staff. Learn how here.

Criss Brainard, EMT-P


Tricks of the Trade

Photo Glen Ellman

Suction Catheter Saves Fingers

A new suction catheter invented by a paramedic can keep your fingers from getting bitten when clearing a patient’s airway.

Thom Dick


Letters

In Your Words

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


Priority Traffic

News You Can Use

Highlights from 2010 EMS Today.


From the Editor

Use the RAT Triage Process

Read why you should “RAT out” your patients during the triage process.

A.J. Heightman, MPA, EMT-P


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