A chest pain patient receives nitroglycerin and immediately goes into cardiac arrest. Is the nitro to blame, or is it just coincidence?
The National Fire Fighter Near-Miss Reporting System is actively collecting reports from EMS personnel related to incidents that put them in danger. What does this mean for you, the street-level provider or EMS administrator?
Huffing is a deadly practice that's growing in popularity and becoming increasingly difficult to detect in patients. Learn the presentations that indicate toxic chemical inhalation, so you know how and when to treat.
On Sept. 12, 2008, a commuter train headed north from downtown L.A. collided head on with a southbound freight train, instantly killing 25 and injuring 107. It would become the worst railroad accident in California's history.
The traumatic events experienced by EMS providers as part of their jobs can eventually intensify to the point where they feel too much distress.
Texas medics take to their horses; Ohio students teach firefighters Spanish; and New Jersey EMS employees take company vehicles for a dangerous joyride.
A show of support for a colleague's son became a life lesson for one newly hairless paramedic.
EMS Today 2009 draws more than 4,000 people, Ford settles to the tune of $30 million, states purchases disaster trailers for rural area, co-workers' minor crime and more in this month's Priority Traffic.
As a volunteer, do you sense overwhelming animosity toward volunteer EMS? Find out both sides of the argument.
Learn how to identify and deal with hostile environments in the workplace.
You can get by at an MCI using the basic principles of MCI management, but if you want to refine your processes and run a highly efficient MCI, there are a few additional aspects to consider in your planning.
Are we still the "soft Americans" JFK described 50 years ago? Find out if your musculoskeletal fitness is in need of some attention.
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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