Magazine Issue: September 2011 - Journal of Emergency Medical Services (JEMS) @ JEMS.com

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September 2011

EMS Providers Recall 9/11

Many EMS providers’ lives were forever changed after 9/11.

A.J. Heightman, MPA, EMT-P Teresa McCallion, EMT-B

Prehospital Providers Must Use Caution in Treating Pregnant Trauma Patients

Pregnant patients may refuse treatment, but don’t be quick to fill out your refusal form.

Christopher Colwell, MD Connie J. Mattera, MS, RN, EMT-P David Crowl, NREMT-P,

National Fire Academy Provides MCI Best Practices

Through a new pilot program, NFA has learned some tips for smooth MCI management.

Lloyd Runnett, EMT-I

EMS Agenda Changes Will Affect You

Over the next two to three years, EMS professionals will receive new professional names, knowledge, skills and recertification requirements.

Debra Cason, MS, RN, EMT-P Kathy Robinson, RN, EMT-P

Letters

Readers Share Comments on JEMS and JEMS.com articles

Emergency! fans reflect on the series’ influence on their career paths in EMS.


From the Editor

EMS Responders Share Untold Stories of 9/11

Providers reflect on the long-lasting effects of Sept. 11, 2001, a day that produced some of the most complex and stressful responses in EMS history.

A.J. Heightman, MPA, EMT-P


EMS in Action

10 Years Ago: EMS Treats 9/11 Victims in New Jersey

In remembrance of the 9/11 terrorist attacks on New York City, we feature a photo of providers caring for survivors on the Exchange Place Pier in New Jersey.


Priority Traffic

San Diego Project Heart Beat Saves Four in One Week

Four AED saves in four AED uses? San Diego Project Heart Beat is batting 1,000.


Leadership Sector

Dealing with a Seagull Manager

As an EMS manager, do you swoop in, squawk at and then dump on your team?

Gary Ludwig, MS, EMT-P


Tricks of the Trade

Survive Your 24-Hour Shift with Little Sleep

Providers who work long shifts should implement healthy sleep patterns.

Thom Dick


Case of the Month

Photo Courtesy Bruce Evans

EMS Providers Use Detective Skills to Solve Case

Providers should put their detective caps on when solving mysterious cases.

Bruce Evans, MPA, NREMT-P


Research Review

Image Courtesy D. Yannopoulous

Research Study Examines New Approach to CPR

Study evaluates whether new method affects outcomes for cardiac arrest patients.

David Page, MS, NREMT-P


Lighter Side

Animal Calls are Tough to Encounter

It’s hard to respond to a patient who has just fatally injured an animal.

Steve Berry


Last Word

Ohio Bill to Require Bystander CPR Certification for Drivers

Ohio bill seeks to require bystander CPR certification for new drivers.


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