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June 2011

New Products & Innovations from 2011 EMS Today

Check out the latest innovative products from EMS Today.

A.J. Heightman, MPA, EMT-P

Chicago Fire Department Builds New Simulation Training Center

CFD plans innovative training center.

Eric Beck, DO, EMT-P Leslee Stein-Spencer, RN, MS Peter Lazzara, BS, EMT-P

MCHD Launches Structural Redesign

MCHD model embraces the future of EMS.

A.J. Heightman, MPA, EMT-P

Achieve 20/20 Glottic Visualization with These Tips

Four simple steps can help EMS providers visualize the space between the vocal cords

Mark Rock,BA, NREMT-P

Leadership Sector

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EMS Staff Leaks Confidential Plans

An EMS manager must confront chief officers who leaked secret business plans.

Gary Ludwig, MS, EMT-P


Tricks of the Trade

Photo Thom Dick

There’s More to Life than EMS

It’s important for providers to find passions in life beyond EMS.

Thom Dick


Research Review

Research Study Rates EMS Providers’ Fitness Levels.

Research study measures fitness level of the average EMS provider.

David Page, MS, NREMT-P


From the Editor

Photo A.J. Heightman

Infrared Gun is Valuable Assessment Tool

Have you ever considered using an infrared gun to trend a patient’s temperature?

A.J. Heightman, MPA, EMT-P


Letters

Hemorrhagic Shock Article Stirs Discussion

Readers share views on hemorrhagic shock clinical review feature.


Priority Traffic

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FDNY Limits Use of Lights & Sirens

Will we see a national decrease in EMS’ use of lights and sirens?


Lighter Side

EMS Watches as Officers Are Tased

EMS provides standby assistance when new law enforcement officers are tased.

Steve Berry


Photo Jonathan Androwski

Fire, Private EMS Providers Work Together

Fire- and private-based EMS providers work together to care for patients trapped in a car that rolled over on a sunny boulevard.

A.J. Heightman, MPA, EMT-P


Photo Courtesy Jeffrey P. Salomone

Use Caution with Impalement Injuries

Providers should use caution when treating patients with impalement injuries.

Jeffrey P. Salomone, MD, FACS, NREMT-P


Photos Courtesy support4bryanstow.com

Nine-Year-Old Saves Sister with CPR

Nine-year-old learned CPR skills from 2001 film Black Hawk Down.


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