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October 2008

2008 JEMS Salary & Workplace Survey

The "JEMS Salary & Workplace Survey" continues to provide the most comprehensive look at the work environment of the EMS industry available today. What's changed? What's staying status quo?

David M. Williams, PhD

Rig Safety 9-1-1: What you need to know about ambulance safety & standards

What is it that we need to know about ambulance safety? What's safe and what isn't? What works and what doesn't? And where do we go to find out?

Nadine Levick, MD, MPH

Bad Medicine: Preventing drug errors in the prehospital setting

Although most EMS agencies have written protocols for medication administration and/or online medical communication, EMS providers must also have autonomy to make medical decisions in emergency situations.

Extreme Ambulance Makeovers

EMS chief of Littleton (Colo.) Fire Rescue, Wayne Zygowicz, discusses some of the best accessories available in the ambulance industry.

Wayne M. Zygowicz, BA, EMT-P

Features

Paralysis Analysis: Using Succinylcholine to Help, Not Harm

The following case study shows that„when clinicians ignore the situational dangers of a go-to airway drug, and possess only a ˙thin veneer of competenceÓ in dispensing it, they often do more harm than good.

Christopher Suprun, NREMT-P, CCEMT-P


Features

Handle with Care: The challenges of transporting suicidal patients

Dealing with suicidal patients is inherently challenging because they may be difficult. Prehospital treatment options are limited for this population.

Thomas Dunn, PhD, NREMT-P


Volunteer Voice

Moving Toward Paid: The domino effect isn't inevitable

This article, the first of a two-part series, will look at the slippery slope that causes departments to go paid and how to avoid it.

Jason J. Zigmont, MA, NREMT-P


EMS in Action

Multi-faceted Care in London

Providers from London Ambulance Service (LAS) render care to an adult male motorcyclist who collided with a bus.


Tricks of the Trade

Guests: Disney Does it Better

EMS providers can learn a thing or two from the Magic Kingdom about hospitality.

Thom Dick


Medical Director Forum

Envision a Plan

This article presents the process Dallas Fire-Rescue used to evaulate the current state of their EMS programs.

S. Marshal Isaacs, MD, FACEP


Last Word

Last Word

Features: Seamless System, Spectacular Save, Rural Services Overcome Struggle to Survive, and CE FREE Ailing Medic


Research Review

Research Review

Research Review: Improving Prehospital Pain Management; Underestimating Heatstroke; Identifying CO Poisoning; and ECG Changes Can Mean More Than an MI

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


Leadership Sector

Using 360-degree Evaluations to Assess your Leadership Style

When was the last time you conducted a 360-degree evaluation, a feedback tool that gives peers and subordinates the opportunity to rate and evaluate their manager?„

Gary Ludwig, MS, EMT-P


From the Editor

Change Should Be in the Air

Editor-in-Chief A.J. Heightman discussed air ambulance safety and crashes.

A.J. Heightman, MPA, EMT-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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