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April 2012

2011 EMS 10 Winners Cast a Vision for the Future

Read the profiles of the top innovators of EMS this year

Cynthia Kincaid

Penetrating Trauma Wounds Challenge EMS Providers

Do you know how to manage different types of penetrating trauma?

Bryan Bledsoe, DO, FACEP, FAAEM, EMT-P Michael Casey, MD Ryan Hodnick, DO

Wilderness EMS Has Special Considerations

Caring for patients in the wilderness poses unique risks.

Edward T. Dickinson, MD, NREMT-P, FACEP Emily Sagalyn, MD Marc Cassone, BA

Pediatric Concussions Require Prehospital Recognition

An increase in documented cases of pediatric concussions has increased awareness on field treatment of these injuries.

Mark Meredith, MD

Letters

Readers Share Comments on JEMS & JEMS.com content

In the March JEMS From the Editor, “Chance Encounters,” Editor-in-Chief A.J. Heightman, MPA, EMT-P, told a tale about how a meeting with San Diego Fire & Rescue paramedic.


Tricks of the Trade

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EMS Providers Should be Wary of the Tools They Use

It’s important to have the proper tool for the task.

Thom Dick


Last Word

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Mesa Fire Department Implements Transitional Response Vehicles Program

JEMS applauds the innovative program, which improves efficiency.


EMS in Action

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Cumberland County EMS Demonstrates Excellent Care at JEMS Games

A paramedic from the winning team assesses a penetrating trauma patient during the final scenario.


Research Review

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Study Measures Effects of Electrically Powered Stretchers

Researchers analyze whether they reduce work-related injuries.

David Page, MS, NREMT-P


Priority Traffic

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Drug Shortage Crisis Worsens for EMS

Is your agency missing key medications for your patients?


From the Editor

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Simulation Plays Key Role in 2012 JEMS Games

The 2012 JEMS Games were revamped this year with many new uses of simulation.

A.J. Heightman, MPA, EMT-P


Leadership Sector

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EMS Can’t Decide Where It Belongs

Do you consider yourself part of public safety?

Gary Ludwig, MS, EMT-P


Higher Learning

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EMS Instructor Provides Search & Rescue Training

Make sure you teach search and rescue appropriately for your agency.

Keith Widmeier, NREMT-P, CCEMT-P, EMS-I


Lighter Side

EMS Experience Yin & Yang on Call

The rules of energy apply to this EMS call.

Steve Berry


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