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June 2013

Why Being a High-Reliability Organization Is Important in EMS

EMS can achieve safety & reliability despite its dynamic, high-risk environment.

Ambulance Showcase 2013

Study the new ambulance innovations and see how they can assist you during your next ambulance purchase in making your vehicle safer, more efficient and comfortable for your patients.

How the University of New Mexico’s EMS Medical Direction Consortium Encourages Collaboration

Collective expertise of physicians is available to participating agencies.

Scott Oglesbee, BA, NRP, CCEMT-P

2013 JEMS Hot Products from EMS Today

Check out the top 25 innovative products from this year’s EMS Today Conference & Exposition.

A.J. Heightman, MPA, EMT-P Dominic Silvestro, EMT-P, EMS-I


Avoid Supermarket Ploys to Eat Healthier

Plan your week’s worth of meals before going to the grocery store to avoid buying sugary and processed foods.

Elizabeth Smith, EMT-B


‘Scene Safe’ Mantra Provides EMS Danger

The “scene safe” way of assessing on-scene risk doesn’t account for dangers that could present themselves later.

Skip Kirkwood, MS, JD, EMT-P, EFO, CMO


Photo courtesy Kristin Spencer

A Reader Underscores the Need to Stay Healthy

A reader offers his own story of having an AMI while on the job.

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Pro Bono: Allowing EMS to Carry Concealed Weapons Raises Legal Questions

Find out the legal issues that arise when considering whether EMS providers can carry weapons for self-protection.

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

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Photo courtesy National EMS Memorial Service

Annual National EMS Memorial Service & Air Medical Memorial Ceremony to be Held This Month

Services held in June to recognize 19 honorees who made the ultimate sacrifice.

Hands On

Hands On June 2013

Check out the latest products and innovations in JEMS.

Dominic Silvestro, EMT-P, EMS-I

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Photo A.J. Heightman

Ohio Medics Carrying Guns for Personal Protection

Staff that hold concealed carry gun permits in parts of Ohio may carry guns while on duty.

Richard Huff, NREMT-B

EMS in Action

San Diego Fire-Rescue Executes Technical Rescue at Vehicle Accident Site

EMS use pulleys and rope to pull driver out of a canyon.

Lighter Side

What Did You Say? A Humorous Look at Treating Deaf Patients

Follow these tips so you avoid looking silly in front of a Deaf patient.

Steve Berry

Leadership Sector

Using and Understanding EMS Buzzwords

EMS leaders might find themselves trying to hit “benchmarks” and “core competencies” in “quality care” while still trying to “herd cats.”

Gary Ludwig, MS, EMT-P

Volunteer Voice

Volunteer EMS Staff Protects More Than 2,000 People in Colo.

With only two paid positions on staff, the West Routt Fire Protection Services is an exemplary case of volunteer power.

Dennis Edgerly, EMT-P

Case of the Month

Young Patient is Unresponsive with a Slow Heart Rate

A 3-year-old is unresponsive with a slow heart rate and no respiratory problems.

Dennis Edgerly, EMT-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, but you can click here for older archives in the meantime.

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