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

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September 2012

Features

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How EMS Can Overcome SCA Obstacles

Cardiac care is changing, and EMS can improve survival rates by mobilizing community members.

Brandon Oto, BA, NREMT-B


Features

Photo Ed Dickinson

How to Recognize & Treat the 12 Types of Thoracic Injuries

Some patients with thoracic injuries need only BLS treatment while some need ALS. Brush up on the differences.

Glen Tinkoff, MD | Mark Cipolle, MD, PhD | Michael Rhodes, MD


From the Editor

Photo A.J. Heightman

Proper Use of the Pump is Key to Cardiac Arrest

It's important to remember the key components of successful cardiac care.

A.J. Heightman, MPA, EMT-P


Tricks of the Trade

Photo Chris Swabb

Ambulance ‘Noise’ Can Put Other Motorists in Danger

EMS providers should consider when it’s best to be loud and when to go into ‘stealth mode.

Thom Dick


Leadership Sector

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New EMS Managers Make Mistakes

Your first day on the job will set the tone for your EMS organization.

Gary Ludwig, MS, EMT-P


Priority Traffic

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Media Attacks EMS Response to Aurora Shooting

There’s more to the story than the media has picked up on.

A.J. Heightman, MPA, EMT-P


Letters

Readers share feedback on JEMS & JEMS.com content

Readers offer comments on recent JEMS & JEMS.com articles.


Research Review

Photo David Page

Researchers Examine Accuracy of RAD-57 Monitor

Study Measures Effectiveness of RAD-57 Device in Detecting Carbon Monoxide Poisoning.

David Page, MS, NREMT-P


Case of the Month

Photo courtesy Travis Polk

Rollover Car Crash Almost Costs Driver his Life, Limb

EMS providers’ use of tourniquet saves man’s life and limb.

Carrie Sims, MD | Travis Polk, MD


Lighter Side

EMS Provider Falls from Tree

Are you the worst patient EMS could find?

Steve Berry


Hands On

Hands On September 2012

Check out the latest products and innovations in JEMS.


Last Word

Illustration Paul Combs

Patients Treated for Second-Degree Burns after Walking on Coals

This month’s thumbs include hot-coal walking and theater shooting victims, as well as good training programs.


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