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October 2010

Five Tips for Basic Airway Management

These five tips will keep you from forgetting your basic airway skills.

Christopher T. Stephens, MS, MD, NREMT-P Jimmie Meurrens, BS, NREMT-P

Exchanging Information in the Multimedia Age

Virtually all of us in EMS have firsthand experience with the difficulties encountered due to the lack of interoperable communications.

Gregg Lord, MS, NREMT-P

Properly Charged Batteries Power EMS

No one should die because of dead equipment.

Wayne M. Zygowicz, BA, EMT-P

2010 JEMS Salary & Workplace Survey

How the EMS industry is meeting (or not meeting) its employees’ needs.

David M. Williams, PhD Michael Greene, MBA/MSHA

Priority Traffic

Photo Chris Swabb

New Ambulance Design Hits the U.S. Streets

Gibson County, Ind., debuts side-loading ambulance.


From the Editor

Batteries Can Spare a Life

Power is an essential component of almost everything we do.

A.J. Heightman, MPA, EMT-P


EMS in Action

Photo Craig Jackson

EMS, Fire Police Extricate Patient

EMS, fire and law enforcement professionals work together at a call with a patient trapped in an overturned vehicle.


Letters

Caring Counts

When it comes to ambulance safety, does EMS need to step up?


Higher Learning

Photo Courtesy Louis Cook

Teaching Hazmat Decontamination

Recognize your role as a provider on a hazmat scene.

Louis Cook, AS, EMT-P


Tricks of the Trade

Illustration Thom Dick/Photo Jeff Forster

Lowering yourself to patients not just convenient but also builds trust.

Kneeling communicates humility and bridges healer and sufferer.

Thom Dick


Case of the Month

Photo Criss brainard

Airway Encounters

When treating a cardiac arrest patient, which airway management method would you choose?

Criss Brainard, EMT-P


Research Review

Research Review

Read reviews on some of the latest EMS research

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


Last Word

Photo A.J. Heightman

Last Word: The ups and downs of EMS

Illegal use of emergency vehicles stirs action.


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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