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July 2013

Increasing Cardiac Arrest Survival by Using Data & Process Improvement Measures

Four-year long pathway of learning results in improved survival rates.

Allison E. Infinger, MSPH Jeff Keith Jonathan Studnek, PhD, NREMT-P Kristin Young Steve Vandeventer, EMT-P

10 Conversation Starters for Alternative Pain & Anxiety Management

Conversations can actually relieve pain; get the tips you need to be a good conversationalist.

Jamie Davis, RN, EMT-P, BA, AS

How to Assess & Treat Common Pregnancy Complications

Complications can arise in medical and trauma cases.

Chad Brocato, JD, DHSc, CFO

Florida's 'No Child Locked Inside' Program brings Awareness to Infant Hyperthermia

Infant hyperthermia can be avoided if EMS and its community are proactive.

Jorge Rossi, EMT-P

Features

Photos Matthew Strauss

Treating Vehicular Hyperthermia in Children

Knowing how to offset symptoms of hyperthermia can make a big difference in survival rates among children.

Ramsey C. Tate, MD | William Selde, MD


Features

iStockPhoto

Ways EMS Providers Can Improve Morale

If you find yourself wishing your workplace were a better place to spend 12 hours, these tips for improving workplace morale from the ground up are for you.

Jason Bowman, MS, LP, CCEMT-P


Features

New Jersey EMS/Rescue Squad Takes Delivery on a New Heavy-Rescue

The Flemington-Raritan First Aid and Rescue Squad, based in New Jersey, has always operated a diverse fleet. However, back in 2005, it took this process a step further, forming a committee to start writing specs and to develop a basic design for a new heavy-rescue truck.

Bob Vaccaro


Priority Traffic

Photo courtesy Littleton Fire Rescue

Pro Bono: How Providers Can Help Reduce the Impact of Medicare Payment Cuts

Learn some easy tips to 'tuning up' your PCR documentation to help your agency reduce the impact of Medicare cuts.

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


Tricks of the Trade

Photo Thom Dick

Start Your Ambulance Checks with the Essentials

Ambulance checks are essential. So start them by routinely checking your essential equipment.

Thom Dick


Letters

Readers Offer Opinions on Debriefing Sessions

Facebook fans react to recent JEMS article on healing after a tough call.


Case of the Month

 Photo Kevin Link

Angioedema Not Caused by Allergic Reaction

Rare case of ACE inhibitor-induced facial swelling can mimic symptoms of allergic reactions.

Bryan Bledsoe, DO, FACEP, FAAEM, EMT-P


EMS in Action

Hypotensive Geriatric Male Suffers from GI Bleed

EMS crews respond to an 87-year-old male who is hypotensive and suffering from an upper GI bleed


Hands On

Hands On July 2013

Check out the latest products and innovations in JEMS.

Dominic Silvestro, EMT-P, EMS-I


Research Review

Photo Rob Lawrence

Studies Show EMS Needs to Better Identify & Treat Pulmonary Edema

Do you aggressively treat cases of pulmonary edema?


Last Word

Metro Worker Steals AEDs, Resells them on eBay

Derrick Davis, 40, allegedly stole 13 defibrillators from Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority facilities where he works.


Leadership Sector

Preventing Ambulance Accidents Should be a Bigger Focus in EMS

As a profession, EMS needs to really start focusing on the safety of our personnel and doing more to prevent ambulance accidents.

Gary Ludwig, MS, EMT-P


Lighter Side

Responding to Non-Emergency Emergencies Makes You a Hero

Sometimes a 9-1-1 call can be for something not even worth a Band-Aid.

Steve Berry


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