Magazine Issue: June 2012 - Journal of Emergency Medical Services (JEMS) @ JEMS.com

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June 2012

Richmond Ambulance Authority Creates EMS Safety Culture

Richmond Ambulance Authority creates comprehensive safety culture for EMS.

Bryan S. McRay, BA Dempsey Whitt, NREMT-P/FP-C Joseph P. Ornato, MD, FACP, FACC, FACEP Rob Lawrence, MCMI

‘Time Is Brain’ in Prehospital Stroke Treatment

Stroke is the fourth leading cause of death and the leading cause of disability in adults in the U.S.

W. Ann "Winnie" Maggiore, JD, NREMT-P

JEMS Debuts 2012 Hot Product Winners

Check out the top 50 innovative products from this year’s EMS Today Conference & Exposition.

Letters

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Last Word

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German Shepherd Named National Hero

German Shepherd dog named national hero for helping save his owner’s life.


Research Review

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Research Study Examines Epinephrine's Effects on Cardiac Arrest

Research study examines epinephrine's effects on cardiac arrest outcomes.

David Page, MS, NREMT-P


EMS in Action

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Paramedics from Lethbridge Fire & EMS Treat Fall Patient

Intoxicated patient transported by providers from Lethbridge Fire & EMS.


Tricks of the Trade

Photo Thom Dick

Think Before You Insert an IV

It’s important to remember to not inflict unnecessary pain on your patients.

Thom Dick


Higher Learning

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Simulation Furthers Learning in the EMS Classroom

Learn the four p’s to conquer using simulation in the classroom.

Al Kalbach, EMT-P


Lighter Side

EMS Can Be Like a Roller Coaster

What kind of EMS call gives you an adrenaline rush?

Steve Berry


From the Editor

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EMS Skills Compared to Football Game Plays

What if you practiced your ALS skills like a football play?

A.J. Heightman, MPA, EMT-P


Priority Traffic

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EMS Legal Experts Discuss Drug Shortage Liabilities

Desperate times call for desperate measures, but don’t put your EMS agency at risk.

Douglas Wolfberg JD, EMT | Ryan Stark | Steve Wirth, Esq., EMT-P


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Paul LeSage Talks about Risky EMS Behaviors at FRM

Learn the three types of errors in an EMS system and when to punish the employee.

Lauren Hardcastle


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