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June 2010

JEMS 2010 Hot Products

Innovative new products introduced at the 27th Annual EMS Today Conference and Exposition.

Fran Hildwine, BS, NREMT-P, CCEMT-P

Lost and Found

How to overcome the challenges presented when treating patients who can’t remember you.

Sara Spaulding, MS APR Wayne M. Zygowicz, BA, EMT-P

New CCR Technique Proves Successful

Learn how small changes in your resuscitative methods could result in better patient outcomes.

Jim Keiken, BS, MSM, EMT-P

Letters

In Your Words

Readers share their comments on JEMS and JEMS.com articles.


Case of the Month

Photo Courtesy Nick Sadeghi, MD

When to Suspect Cardiac Tamponade

The findings of jugular venous distension, hypotension and muffled heart sounds point to the uncommon, but life-threatening, condition of cardiac tamponade.

Bryan Bledsoe, DO, FACEP, FAAEM, EMT-P | David Rankey, MD | Nick Sadeghi, MD


From the Editor

Frail & Forgotten

Remember that your elderly patients are people first and foremost, and have compassion when caring for them.

A.J. Heightman, MPA, EMT-P


Leadership Sector

EMS Misses Chance for Health-Care

Columnist Gary Ludwig believes EMS sat on their hands during debate for health-care reform when they should have been advocating for change.

Gary Ludwig, MS, EMT-P


Higher Learning

(Photo Grant Therrien)

Practicing Vascular Access

Starting an IV isn’t always easy, so learn this alternative technique.

Lee Gillum, MPH, LP, EMS-CC


Research Review

Research Review

Read the latest studies about elderly trauma patients, hypothermia in suffocation resuscitation, a new delivery method for naloxone and poolside blast injuries.

Elizabeth Criss, NP, MED, MS, CEN, CCRN


EMS in Action

Leg Gets Traction Splint after Fall

Paramedics with Montgomery County (Texas) Hospital District put an elderly patient’s leg in a traction splint after a fall.


Last Word

Illustration Paul Combs

The Ups and Down of EMS

Should Louisiana firefighters be exempt from Louisiana EMS Services Certification Commission oversight?


Lighter Side

EMS Patients Aren’t the Only Stupid Ones

What’s the difference between an unrestrained patient and an unrestrained provider? Steve Berry explains.

Steve Berry


Priority Traffic

News You Can Use

EMS visionaries honored at Los Angeles gala; New Jersey passes a bill making it a crime to take and post patient photos; and our legal experts explain responsibility for care between facilities.


Tricks of the Trade

A Safer, Smaller Ambulance

JEMS columnist explains his safer, smaller ambulance design.

Thom Dick


Hands On

Hands on June 2010

Check out some of the latest products you may want to use.

Fran Hildwine, BS, NREMT-P, CCEMT-P


2010 Hot Products

Innovative new products introduced at the 27th Annual EMS Today Conference and Exposition.

Fran Hildwine, BS, NREMT-P, CCEMT-P


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Health-Care Reform Means Payment Reform

JEMS health-care expert William K. Atkinson, explains what reform will mean for EMS.

William K. Atkinson, PhD, MPH, MPA, EMT-P


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