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EMS 10: Innovators in EMS 2010

This supplement profiles the top 10 innovators in EMS who drove the profession forward in 2010. These individuals were nominated by their peers in recognition of their hard work, dedication and selfless efforts to make a difference in the delivery of EMS or in the lives of patients and providers.

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Ride the Innovation Wave

This special supplement, sponsored by Physio-Control Inc. andJEMS, profiles 10 EMS...

A.J. Heightman, MPA, EMT-P

Eliminating Unrecognized CO Poisoning

Two years ago, David Aber, NREMT-P, volunteer EMS supervisor for the Odessa (Del.) Fire Company and a full-time paramedic with New Castle County, was attending EMS Today in Baltimore.

Cynthia Kincaid

Forming a Unique Alliance

In an effort to improve EMS care in Iowa, Jeffery Dumermuth spearheaded one of the more unique partnerships within EMS.

Cynthia Kincaid

Campaigning for Growing Recognition

Ray Fowler, MD, FACEP finds himself on the forefront of resuscitation research and political advocacy.

Cynthia Kincaid

Developing a Worldwide Learning Network

The EMSEduCast project reinvigorated Friese’s own passion for EMS and education, allowing him to start connecting nationally

Cynthia Kincaid

Beating Heart for Survival

David Hiltz, NREMT-P, played a significant role in conceiving, developing and promoting the HEARTSafe Communities program because he cares so much about other people’s hearts.

Cynthia Kincaid

Rethinking Disaster Preparedness

Lt. James Logan, BPS, IC, EMT-P, has created one of the most innovative and true-to-life training programs that many EMS providers will ever experience.

Cynthia Kincaid

Bridging the Gap from Warfront to Homefront

Nicholas Miller's goal was to create a program that would allow combat medics to bring their skills back to the states after discharge to pursue a career in EMS.

Cynthia Kincaid

Mapping Out a Partnership

The central theme of the community paramedic program is to take an Eagle County paramedic in his or her current role, and without changing the scope of practice, change what he or she does every day.

Cynthia Kincaid

Sharpening the Focus on Safety

Daniel Patterson's The EMS Agency Research Network for Quality and Safety Improvement, is just the latest in a long line of research initiatives he’s developed that have had tremendous influence within the EMS community.

Cynthia Kincaid

Dedicating Energy to Honor the Fallen

Tawnya Silloway developed a line-of-duty death handbook to be shared by all EMS organizations.

Cynthia Kincaid

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