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February 2011

Excited Delirium Strikes without Warning

Help prevent losing patients with excited delirium to cardiac arrest.

Keith Wesley, MD, FACEP

Seattle and King County setting standard in prehospital ETI

How to prepare paramedics for ETI success

Andreas Grabinsky, MD Keir J. Warner, BS Michael Damm, MICP Michael K. Copass, MD Thomas D. Rea, MD

2010 JEMS 200-City Survey

Despite uncertainty, opportunities for survival are just ahead for EMS agencies.

Michael G. Ragone

Lighter Side

Providers Recognize Patients in Obituaries

One EMSer reads the obituaries daily to put life in perspective.

Steve Berry


Last Word

Photo Courtesy Josh Weiss

Providers Race to Revive Heart Attack Patient

Southwest Ambulance partners with Mothers Against Drunk Driving in effort to prevent drunken driving.


Priority Traffic

Photo iStockphoto.com

Standardizing AEDs Could Prevent Progress

Putting the brakes on experimentation with AED models may harm the patient.


Higher Learning

Photo Courtesy Jeff Forster

Proper Restraint Technique Starts in the Classroom

There are 11 critical steps to teaching patient restraint.

Joseph P. Hopple, NREMT-P


Tricks of the Trade

Photo Thom Dick

Anticipate the Signal Ahead

Broadening the scope of your situational awareness while driving helps you anticipate traffic flow in advance.

Thom Dick


Research Review

Photo Courtesy David Page

Treating Presumed Tension Pneumothorax

Studies evaluate the use of needle thoracostomy to treat patients with presumed tension pneumothorax.

David Page, MS, NREMT-P


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