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March 2013

The Prehospital Care Research Forum Presents Selected Abstracts

The Prehospital Care Research Forum presents abstracts of recent research.

New Jersey EMS Task Force Response to Superstorm Sandy

Task force successfully executes hurricane management plan resulting in rapid response and saved lives.

Henry P. Cortacans, MAS, CEM, NREMT-P Terry Clancy, PhD, MA, NREMT-P

How Freedom House Has Been Reborn

Freedom House might not be in EMS textbooks, but it’s making a comeback in the present.

Casey Keyes, BA, NREMT-B David Page, MS, NREMT-P Megan Corry, MA, EMT-P

Research Suggests Time for Change in Prehospital Spinal Immobilization

Does the research point to changing the standard of care for MOI patients?

Jim Morrissey, MA, EMT-P

Features

Photos Courtesy London Ambulance Service

Olympic Lessons Learned from London Ambulance Service

London Ambulance Service successfully handled their ‘summer of sport’ with seven years of pre-planning.

Jason Killens, MStJ, JP


Features

Bay Shore/Brightwaters Rescue Ambulance Builds an Innovative Special Ops Vehicle

Bob Vaccaro takes a close-up look at a unique rescue/special ops vehicle built by Custom Fab for the Bay Shore/Brightwaters Rescue Ambulance organization on Long Island.

Bob Vaccaro


Letters

Readers Share Feedback on CPR Interruption Time and Transporting Psychological Patients

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


EMS in Action

Low-speed, Two-car Crash Requires Pediatric Immobilization

A team of Missouri first responders immobilize a pediatric patient at a crash scene with three patients.


Priority Traffic

Book Review: Alright, Let's Call it a Draw; The Life of John Pryor

Former trauma program director was killed by an enemy mortar in Iraq on Christmas morning of 2008.

A.J. Heightman, MPA, EMT-P | Mike McEvoy, PhD, RN, CCRN, REMT-P


Priority Traffic

Pro Bono: Are You Always On Call?

Do EMS providers have a legal duty to act when off duty and in uniform?

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


Case of the Month

Photo courtesy Edward T. Dickinson

EMS Treats Blunt Traumatic Injury from a Bicycle Handlebar

Learn why falling forward onto a bicycle can result in serious abdominal injuries and should be considered a significant mechanism of injury.

Michael Orland, MD


Leadership Sector

How the Affordable Care Act Will Change EMS

Now that the Supreme Court upheld Obamacare, and the president was reelected, healthcare reform is a reality—and it will reshape the EMS system.

Gary Ludwig, MS, EMT-P


Lighter Side

The Slow Farewell

Steve Berry finds humor in an unlikely place—a facility for Alzheimer’s patients.

Steve Berry


From the Editor

EMS Crews Should be Allowed to Use ‘Special Stretchers’

How the elimination of a few words impacted patient immobilization.

A.J. Heightman, MPA, EMT-P


Tricks of the Trade

How to Prevent Critical EMS Vehicle Failures

Ambulance battery failures are common but easy to prevent.

Thom Dick


Hands On

Hands On March 2013

Check out the latest products and innovations in JEMS.

Dominic Silvestro, EMT-P, EMS-I


Last Word

Photos courtesy Kansas Fire & Rescue Training Institute

Applauding an Innovative Approach to Grain Engulfment Rescue Training

A one-of-a-kind training vehicle allows Kansas Fire & Rescue Training Institute to simulate grain bin rescue.


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