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February 2012

Jersey City (N.J.) Obtains Five National Recognitions

See how Jersey City (N.J.) Medical Center EMS reinvented itself and achieved five major national EMS recognitions.

A.J. Heightman, MPA, EMT-P Jonathan D. Washko, BS-EMSA, NREMT-P, AEMD

JEMS Surveys 200 Most Populous Cities

Find out the results of this year’s 200-city survey.

Michael G. Ragone

Patients with a Ventricular Assist Device Need Special Considerations

VADs are becoming more commonplace. Learn how to treat patients with these devices.

David Hildebrandt, RN, NREMT-P David Page, MS, NREMT-P Jessica L. Boughton, BSN, RN Katarzyna M. Hryniewicz, MD Nader Moazami, MD Paul Satterlee, MD

Lighter Side

Medic Imagines GPS for ETI

What if an assistant could give you step by step guidance for ETI?

Steve Berry


Higher Learning

ECG Courtesy EMS 12-Lead

Instructors Teach ECG Interpretation in 3 Phases

Discover which techniques work best for explaining 12-lead ECG interpretation.

Robert Girardeau, BS, NREMT-P


Case of the Month

Source: Bonow R., Mann D, Zipes D, et al. Braunwald’s Heart Disease: A Textbook

Chest Pain Call Turns Complex

Providers treat patient with thoracic aortic dissection.

Dennis Edgerly, EMT-P


Research Review

Photo Kevin Link

Study Examines Link Between Fatigue & Medical Errors

Study examines the connection link between fatigue & medical errors.

David Page, MS, NREMT-P


Last Word

Illustration Paul Combs

Former EMT Sentenced for Sexual Assaults

Former Minn. EMT sentenced for sexual assaults.


From the Editor

Specialized EMS Crews in Jersey City Improve Patient Care

The deployment model that improved ROSC rates in Jersey City Medical Center’s coverage area is worth studying.

A.J. Heightman, MPA, EMT-P


Priority Traffic

Photo Craig Jackson

Federal Aviation Adminstration Releases Fatigue Guidelines

FAA guidelines may set example for EMS providers.


Leadership Sector

EMS Industry Given Chance for Redesign

Did your EMS agency submit a proposal based on the Affordable Care Act?

Gary Ludwig, MS, EMT-P


Tricks of the Trade

Photo Thom Dick

We Can Learn Many Things from ‘Ambulance Drivers’

We can learn a great deal from ‘ambulance drivers.’

Thom Dick


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