Magazine Issue: May 2013 - Journal of Emergency Medical Services (JEMS) @ JEMS.com

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May 2013

How Technology Kept New Orleans Alert During Super Bowl XLVII

With the city’s annual Mardi Gras held at the same time, resources had to be carefully allocated.

Jenifer Goodwin

Teamwork Starts Before the Call

Law enforcement, fire, and EMS should work together in hostile situations.

August Vernon

How to Heal after a Tough Call

If tough calls have created some fog in your mind, relief might be a debriefing session away.

Bernie Meehan Jr.

UK Program Teaches Prehospital Care Through Mentorships

London school pairs future doctors with EMS workers for real-world experiences.

Craig Cassidy, paramedic Danë Goodsman, PhD Saoirse Lyons

Features

The Ins and Outs of Apneic Oxygenation

This process is an easy way to provide additional oxygen to patients when they aren’t breathing.

Joshua Sappenfield, MD


Features

Photo Chris Swabb

Ambulance Provider Transports 130 Patients to New San Diego Medical Facility

Hospital evacuation and transfer of patients is successful because of meticulous planning, careful management of logistics and world-class teamwork.

Janet Smith


Hands On

Hands On May 2013

Check out the latest products and innovations in JEMS.

Dominic Silvestro, EMT-P, EMS-I


Letters

Readers Sound Off on Spinal Immobilization

Readers offer comments on recent JEMS article on spinal immobilization.


Priority Traffic

AP Photo/Mary Altaffer

FDNY Adopts New Social Media Guidelines Following Multiple Scandals

Racist and sexist tweets, pictures posted of patients online prompted updates.

Richard Huff, NREMT-B


Priority Traffic

AP Photo/Charles Krupa

Pro Bono: Mass Casualty Incidents (MCI) Legal Questions Answered

Find out the answers to legal questions surrounding the management of multiple patients.

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


Last Word

Paramedic Fights Drug Abuse with Electronic Pill Bottle

The bottle is only programmable via a pharmacist with the correct computer program.


EMS in Action

Boston EMS Aid Subway Crash Victims

Two-train collision in Boston sends 37 to nearby hospitals.


Tricks of the Trade

Book on Talking to Unresponsive Patients Is Convincing

New scientific book about out-of-body experiences convincing that EMS providers should talk to unresponsive patients.

Thom Dick


From the Editor

Boston Makes Us Proud

After years with the efforts and actions of EMS crews going unnoticed or unrecognized by the media, the location and focus of camera at the Boston Marathon educated the world about the benefits of high quality, rapid moving and efficient EMS.

A.J. Heightman, MPA, EMT-P


Lighter Side

Ten Tips for Memory Loss

Steve Berry offers ten twisted tips for coping with short-term memory loss as secondary onset of old age.

Steve Berry


Leadership Sector

Effective Communication is a Key Tool for EMS Managers

Effective communication is often an overlooked tool EMS managers need to be good leaders.

Gary Ludwig, MS, EMT-P


Management Focus

Six Suggestions for the Ambulances of the Future

Managers can use these tips for ensuring their ambulances are truly forward-thinking.

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


A Note About the JEMS Archives
Looking for something prior to January 2008? Additional archives back to 2006 are coming soon to the new JEMS.com, but you can click here for older archives in the meantime.

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