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July 2012

Navy Jet Crash Teaches Providers Many Lessons

Va. Beach MCI response offers providers many valuable lessons.

A.J. Heightman, MPA, EMT-P Bruce Nedelka, NREMT-P

EMS Moves Toward New Care Delivery Methods

Instead of focusing on what kind of care EMS delivers, what about how it’s delivered?

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

Drownings Present as Hypoxic Events

Distinguish the severity of drowning victims and their treatments.

Andrew Schmidt, DO, MPH, Bryan Bledsoe, DO, FACEP, FAAEM, EMT-P Justin Sempsrott, MD, Seth C. Hawkins, MD, FACEP, FAAEM, FAWM

Minn. Protocol Reduces Emergent Nursing Home Response by EMS

A standardized protocol in the Minneapolis/St. Paul region reduces the unnecessary lights-and-sirens ambulance response to nursing homes.

Lori L. Boland, MPH Steve G. Hagstrom, NREMT-P

Last Word

Photo courtesy Rusty Tinney

Joplin-Area Agencies Form Unique Partnership

Two Joplin, Mo., agencies make the most of shared space.


From the Editor

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Crews Rebound from Aftermath of Joplin Tornado

Crews recount the deadly incident a year after its occurrence.

A.J. Heightman, MPA, EMT-P


Letters

Readers Share Feedback on JEMS and JEMS.com Articles

Find out what readers had to say about a feature article on cultural sensitivity.


Tricks of the Trade

It’s Important to Know How to Handle Wheelchairs

Wheelchair management is an element of good patient care.

Thom Dick


Lighter Side

EMS Infiltrates Even Your Parenting Skills

Have you ever surveyed the playground and determined it safe for entry?

Steve Berry


Leadership Sector

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EMS Agencies Shouldn’t Use Discipline to Punish

Do you know the difference between discipline and punishment?

Gary Ludwig, MS, EMT-P


Hands On

Hands On July 2012

Read about the latest EMS products featured in July JEMS.

Fran Hildwine, BS, NREMT-P, CCEMT-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 JEMS.com, but you can click here for older archives in the meantime.

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