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January 2014

How a Cautious Approach to TBI Patients May Help Reduce Incidents of Second Impact Syndrome

For the athlete with a head injury, sometimes it’s not ‘OK to play.’

Joseph J. Kolb, MA

How to Recognize & Treat Heart Block

Learn how to treat AV block patients, including how to administration atropine and transcutaneous pacing.

Ashley Brown, MD Corey Slovis, MD Jared McKinney, MD Jeremy Brywczynski, MD

Key Recommendations from the AHA CPR Quality Consensus Statement

Statement offers agencies a framework to maximize CPR quality and save more lives from cardiac arrest.

Bentley J. Bobrow, MD Peter A. Meaney, MD, MPH Robert A. Berg, MD

The Effects of Consuming Caffeine & Energy Drinks on a Long Shift

An overlook of food products to help you stay alert.

Elizabeth Smith, EMT-B

Features

Suffolk County Enhances Large-Scale Incident Response with the MERV

EMS providers in Suffolk County routinely respond to large-scale incidents, from hurricanes to multi-vehicle pileups. Now, they have a vehicle that significantly enhances their response capability.

Bob Vaccaro


Features

Strive to be a Dynamic Caregiver

Do you treat through protocols or more abstract thinking?

Michael Horwath, EMT-P, FP-C


Priority Traffic

Uptick in Medical Helicopter Crashes Shines Spotlight on Safety

The air ambulance and medical transport industry is slowly moving to increase safety across the board.

Richard Huff, NREMT-B


Last Word

Soup Ladies, Volunteer Ambulance Funds Mismanagement & Kilted to Kick Cancer

Find out who gets thumbs up and thumbs down in the January issue of JEMS.


Tricks of the Trade

Moving a Power Cot without it Tipping

Tips and tricks from a long career in EMS.

Thom Dick


Case of the Month

Prolonged Bystander CPR Makes the Difference in Philadelphia Airport Cardiac Arrest

Bystander CPR case presents several areas for improvement in the airport’s emergency response system.

Mary Newman, MS


Hands On January 2014

Check out the latest products and innovations in JEMS.


Educator’s Corner

Pass the EMS Profession on Through Mentoring

We need mentors in our lives if we are to grow personally and professionally.

Chris Nollette, Ed.D, NREMT-P, LP


Management Focus

EMS Agencies Need a Leadership Succession Plan

Don’t let the Pride Lands of your agency fall to dark days.

Troy M. Hagen, MBA, NREMT-P


Street Science

Prehospital Management of Pediatric Anaphylaxis

Education about anaphylaxis is imperative to encourage earlier administration of epinephrine.


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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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