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January 2011

Distracting Injuries Mask Serious Symptoms

Don’t be so distracted by orthopedic injuries that you overlook other symptoms.

Edward T. Dickinson, MD, NREMT-P, FACEP Jon Politis, MPA, NREMT-P

Preparing for a Biological or Nuclear Event

Prepare your department for biological or nuclear events

George Gentile, CDR Richard W. Patrick

Automatic Crash Notification’s Role in Triage

Learn how advanced automatic collision notification can help EMS triage trauma patients.

Bob Bailey, MA Scott Sasser, MD, FACEP

Tricks of the Trade

Photo Thom Dick

New Ambulance Back from the Factory

New ambulance design has benefits for providers.

Thom Dick


Research Review

Photo Courtesy David Page

Is More Oxygen Always Better?

Study analyzes treatments for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease patients.

David Page, MS, NREMT-P


Higher Learning

Effective Tests Measure Student Learning

Read these exam writing tips to ensure you accurately measure student knowledge.

Connie J. Mattera, MS, RN, EMT-P


From the Editor

Photo Art Vandalay

EMSers Need Basic Splinting Technique

JEMS Editor-in-Chief A.J. Heightman goes back to the basics with splinting.

A.J. Heightman, MPA, EMT-P


Letters

Should providers continue to intubate?

Should providers continue to perform endotracheal intubations?


Priority Traffic

David Page

ResQTrial Study Reveals High Cardiac Arrest Survival Rates

Combine active compression-decompression CPR with an ITD for a higher cardiac arrest survival rate.


Leadership Sector

Photo Art Vandalay

How to Decrease ED Wait Times

Know what you can do as an EMS manager to decrease wait times.

Gary Ludwig, MS, EMT-P


Case of the Month

Photo Art Vandalay

Know the Symptoms of Addison’s Disease

Addison’s disease is a rare disorder of the endocrine system caused by a lack of steroid hormones.

Fred W. Wurster III, AAS, NREMT-P


Lighter Side

Power Tool Use Keeps Providers Busy

EMS providers know doing it yourself isn’t always the best idea.

Steve Berry


Last Word

Photo Jacksonville Daily Progress/Jay Neal

Providers Indicted in Certification Scam

Crew rescues patient from burning ambulance.


Glen Ellman

Patient with Heavy Bleeding Gets Pressure Bandage

A Fort Worth (Texas) Fire Department engine crew responds to a patient with heavy bleeding from an assault.


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