Magazine Issue: January 2012 - Journal of Emergency Medical Services (JEMS) @

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January 2012

AMS in Pediatric Patients Requires Unique Assessment

Learn the five causes of altered mental status in pediatric patients.

Eric Clauss, RN, EMT-P Lee Blair, RN, CEN, EMT-P Mark Meredith, MD

San Diego Beacon Project Delivers Real-Time Patient Data

This project gives EMS providers feedback about their patient care.

Frank Zanka, MBA

NASEMSO Survey Provides Snapshot of EMS Industry

Find out national EMS industry data, such as how many providers and ambulances there are.

Teresa McCallion, EMT-B

Pediatric Standardized Patients Enhance Paramedic Training

Live pediatric patients increase paramedic student familiarity.

Jay MacNeal, DO, MPH, NREMT-P


Winnie Maggiore Represents EMS in the Field & Courtroom

W. Ann Maggiore fights for EMS providers’ rights in the courtroom while maintaining her paramedic certification.

Judith Acosta, LISW, CHT


EMS Agencies Share their Respected Practices

Influential EMS agencies share their respected practices.

Raphael M. Barishansky, MPH


Spinal Immobilization Technique Stirs Discussion

Readers enter dialogue about proper immobilization techniques.

EMS in Action

Arizona EMS Providers Attempt to Resuscitate a Pediatric Patient

EMS providers in Gilbert, Ariz., attempt to resuscitate a 6-year-old drowning victim. HO

Priority Traffic


EMS Providers Aren’t Equipped for Dangerous Patients

Violence against EMS providers highlights a need for betting training.

Leadership Sector


Fire Chief Avoids Scandal with Self-Reporting

EMS managers who properly manage their crisis may avoid public humiliation.

Gary Ludwig, MS, EMT-P

Tricks of the Trade

Photo Thom Dick

What Does Your Bumper Say about Your Rig?

Providers should think about what the condition of their ambulance says about them.

Thom Dick

Case of the Month

Figures Elsevier

EMS Crew Delivers Breeched Infant

An EMS call for abdominal pain could mean anything.

Chad Brocato, JD, DHSc, CFO

Research Review

Photo Courtesy David Page

Studies Examine Intraosseous Use on Pediatric, Adult & Obese Patients

Studies examine success rates of intraosseous use on pediatric, adult & obese patients.

David Page, MS, NREMT-P

Lighter Side

Paramedics Pride Themselves on ECG Interpretation

Interpreting a complex ECG isn’t easy, especially with an audience.

Steve Berry

Last Word

New FDNY Station Fills Need in former St. Vincent’s Area

New FDNY EMS station fills gap in former St. Vincent’s area.

From the Editor

Year of Advancement

This year will bring federal EMS lead agency & discharge data to EMS

A.J. Heightman, MPA, EMT-P

A Note About the JEMS Archives
Looking for something prior to January 2008? Additional archives back to 2006 are coming soon to the new, but you can click here for older archives in the meantime.

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