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December 2012

Studies Analyze Prehospital IV Fluid Use on Shock Patients

Studies point to circumstances in which administering IV fluids for hypotension can have detrimental effects.

David Anderson, MStJ, BSc, MB, ChB

Vehicle Tracking Systems Increase Driver Efficiency & Improve Patient Care

Vehicle tracking systems increase driver efficiency and improve patient care.

Allison M. Harden

Know the Differences between Seizures, Epilepsy & Mimics

Get a refresher on assessment techniques for the various types of seizures.

Eric Jaeger, BS, NREMT-P Jason McMullan, MD Kay Vonderschmidt, MPA, MS-EM, NRP

How the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 Will Affect EMS

Electronic health records can be used to improve patient care. Find out how.

Greg Mears, MD

Features

Consider Security when Storing EMS Data in the Cloud

There are several factors to consider when deciding where to store data.

Todd Stout


Features

Burn Injuries Require Quick Identification, Treatment & Transport

Prehospital burn treatment focuses on halting the burning process, protecting the airway, preventing potential disability, maintaining homeostasis and providing pain control.

Cynthia Goss, BA, MICP | James F. Goss, MHA, MICP | Jose Ugarte, MICP | Krishan Vadukul, EMT-B | Lynn T. Nguyen, CRT, RRT


Features

What Makes a Model EMS System?

High-quality EMS agencies focus equally on high-quality components, processes and people.

Jonathan D. Washko, BS-EMSA, NREMT-P, AEMD


Features

How to Eat Healthy on an EMS Budget

EMT and registered dietitian Elizabeth Smith offers eight tips to stretch your budget, not your waistline

Elizabeth Smith, EMT-B


Lighter Side

A Holiday Cartoon from Steve Berry

EMS cartoonist and JEMS columnist Steve Berry offers a sweet holiday message to fellow prehospital providers.

Steve Berry


From the Editor

EMT’s Daughter Writes Poignant Letter to Santa

Kylie Mothershed’s letter to Santa reminds us what’s important in life.

A.J. Heightman, MPA, EMT-P


Tricks of the Trade

Photo Thom Dick

EMS’ Role in Keeping Kids Away from Street Drugs

The words you choose can have a powerful, lasting and positive effect.

Thom Dick


Research Review

Photo David Page

Studies Compare Methods of Medication Administration & Patient Transport

Evidence points to IN over IV use in certain circumstances; unusual data on transport methods.

David Page, MS, NREMT-P


Last Word

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Detroit Medic Won’t Be Suspended over ‘Blanket Scandal’

Commissioner decides not to punish Detroit medic after he gave a blanket to a fire victim.


EMS in Action

Photo Associated Press/Julio Cortez

Tribute to Efforts of First Responders During Superstorm Sandy

Despite experiencing tragedies of their own, EMS responders pulled up their boots and carried on with lifesaving services.

A.J. Heightman, MPA, EMT-P


Hands On

Hands On December 2012

Check out the latest products and innovations in JEMS.

Dominic Silvestro, EMT-P, EMS-I


Leadership Sector

Photo Hannu Viitanen/123rf.com

Essential Factors for Producing a High-Quality EMS System

From top-down leadership to core values, it’s possible to identify essential elements for creating a good EMS system.

Gary Ludwig, MS, EMT-P


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