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October 2012

Bonus to JEMS 2012 Salary & Workplace Survey

The full Salaries by Region and Salaries by Call Volume figures, including an analysis of salary changes by region from 2010 to 2012.

Michael Greene, MBA/MSHA

JEMS 2012 Salary & Workplace Survey

In this year’s EMS salary survey, the future looks bright—with dark sunglasses.

Michael Greene, MBA/MSHA

Mission Lifeline Accelerator Program Aims to Track STEMI Success

Mission Lifeline project takes regional approach to track success of ST-elevation myocardial infarction care.

James Jollis, MD Mayme Roettig, RN, MSN

Cave Rescue Presents Threat of Hypothermia

The physiological aspects of hypothermia and the importance of a creative, flexible approach to complex rescue scenes in challenging environments.

Collin Hu, EMT-E James A. Spotila, PhD, EMT-B


AP Photo/Indiana State Police

Design Requirements for Ambulance Patient Compartments

This article summarizes the workshop’s goal, topics, requirements assessment and results, and it addresses future work to support the improvement of safety and performance in the ambulance patient compartments.

Jennifer Marshall | Y. Tina Lee


Photo courtesy Volusia County Department of Public Protection

Pumper Ambulance Model Improves Patient Care

Pumper ambulance model improves patient care.

Bob Vaccaro



Healthcare Reform Seen as Unparalleled Opportunity for EMS

The landmark decision by the U.S. Supreme Court to uphold the constitutionality of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) could be a watershed moment.

Teresa McCallion, EMT-B

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PennWell Acquires Elsevier Public Safety; JBL Acquires EMS Product Line

JEMS Magazine, and FireEMSBlogs join company's fire service stable

From the Editor

Agencies Come Together to Face MCIs

EMS providers set patches aside when faced with MCIs or resuscitations.

A.J. Heightman, MPA, EMT-P

EMS in Action

EMS Team Takes Care off the Road at British Columbia Bike Race

EMS team treats riders during a rugged mountain bike race.

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Photo Associated Press/Gerald Herbert

Crews Mobilize to Respond to Hurricane Isaac

EMS crews mobilize in response to Hurricane Isaac.

Richard Huff, NREMT-B

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Pro Bono: When Patients Won't Stay Put

Get some legal advice on what to do when patients won't stay put in your ambulance.

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

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Remembering an EMS Pioneer

Robert Forbuss, 64, passes away.



Can EMS Providers Change How the Media Perceives Us?

Readers share feedback on recent JEMS & articles.

Tricks of the Trade

Photo Thom Dick

How to Keep Your Rig from Overheating

Know how to keep your ambulance’s temperature cool during hot weather.

Thom Dick

Leadership Sector

Don’t Close Your Door to EMS Employees

It’s important for EMS managers to keep the proverbial door open for employees, regardless of workload.

Gary Ludwig, MS, EMT-P

Lighter Side

In EMS, Patients, Partners & Politics Don’t Mix

An EMS provider’s job is stressful enough when it comes to dealing with patients and partners without introducing politics into the mix.

Steve Berry

Hands On

Hands On October 2012

Check out the latest products and innovations in JEMS.

Dominic Silvestro, EMT-P, EMS-I

Last Word

Blue Ridge (Va.) Volunteer Rescue Squad Debuts “Simulance”

Blue Ridge (Va.) Volunteer Rescue Squad debuts “Simulance”

Case of the Month


Female Patient found Unconscious with Syringe Nearby

Crew’s misdiagnosis sheds light on rare condition.

Kimberly Doran

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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