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October 2013

Critical Updates in Assessment & Management of Anaphylaxis

What EMS providers need to know about anaphylactic shock.

Jane Purser, MD, FACP Jeffrey M. Goodloe, MD, NREMT-P, FACEP

Birth of EMS: The History of the Paramedic

The EMS profession has grown leaps and bounds in the past 50 years.

Dennis Edgerly, EMT-P

Learn the Signs & Symptoms of Acute Angle Closure Glaucoma

Quick action could save someone’s vision.

Judy Torres, BFA, JD, NREMT-P

2013 JEMS Salary & Workplace Survey

Learn about EMS salaries through the eyes of a married couple expecting a second child.

Michael Greene, MBA/MSHA

Priority Traffic

Pro Bono: Wages & Compensation: Pay Your People Correctly

Since this month’s issue includes the JEMS Salary Survey, it’s fitting that this month’s column addresses some of the basics about proper EMS pay practices.

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


Lighter Side

You Know You’re Getting Old in EMS When…

Steve Berry illustrates the nuances of aging in EMS.

Steve Berry


Last Word

Water Rescue, Double Heart Attacks & a Rolling Memorial

A water rescue saves a family of four, Detroit cuts too much off the top for its EMS & a family remembers deceased with a life-saving gift.


Case of the Month

Photos courtesy Edward T. Dickinson

Swollen Tongue Necessitates Nasotrachael Intubation

Alternative airway management technique useful when there is obstruction of the oropharynx.

Edward T. Dickinson, MD, NREMT-P, FACEP | Nicholas J. Johnson, MD


Letters

Reader Debates Recent Article on Respiratory Distress

Author Mike McEvoy responds to criticism on his JEMS article.


From the Editor

Swing in the Right Direction on Your New Ambulance Designs

Tight ambulance quarters cause EMS personnel to look like “monkeys in a cardboard box.”

A.J. Heightman, MPA, EMT-P


EMS in Action

NC EMS Train for Medicopter Transports

Members of EMS participate in a training exercise to refine the handoff processes between ground and flight crews.


Piloting Community Paramedicine

Californians often say that California leads the country.


Hands On October 2013

Check out the latest products and innovations in JEMS.

Dominic Silvestro, EMT-P, EMS-I


Street Science

Analyzing Prehospital Effects on the Outcome of STEMI Patients

Clinically important events and advanced care treatment are common in community STEMI patients undergoing prehospital transport


3 Key Factors Revolutionizing EMS

Dr. Brent Myers examines how EMS is changing to meet the needs of the new healthcare system, and how the tools providers use must change alongside the industry.


Back to Basics

Common Panic Attack Symptoms Could Be Something Serious

Find out what caused a young female’s sudden shortness of breath.

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 JEMS.com, but you can click here for older archives in the meantime.

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