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State of the Science 2010

The latest in EMS care

This supplement – the 4th of its kind in JEMS – describes the latest in EMS care, as presented at the annual meeting of the U.S. Metropolitan Municipalities EMS Medical Directors (aka, the Eagles). This supplement is sponsored by Michigan Instruments Inc., Philips Healthcare, and Physio-Control Inc.

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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

In My Own Words

Read about the chilling hallucinations a paramedic encountered after his near-fatal cardiac arrest.

Robert E. Ball, EMT-P

Evolving AMI Care 2010

A review of just-published research on STEMI diagnosis by EMS, as well as discussion of the current ACC/AHA recommendations on lytics versus lab.

Corey Slovis, MD | Jared McKinney, MD | Jeremy Brywczynski, MD

Sex, Drugs and R & R (Resuscitation & Reanimation)

Your likelihood of surviving a cardiac arrest may have something to do with sex. But not the kind you’re thinking of.

Ahamed H. Idris, MD | Jane G. Wigginton, MD | Paul E. Pepe, MD, MPH

Brief History of the DEA

It's important for EMS providers to understand the core functions of the DEA and how to obtain more information about its regulations.

Photo Ryche Guerrero

Reducing Interruptions

Implementation of the 2005 AHA CPR and ECC training programs appears to have directly led to improved survival rates in out-of-hospital cardiac arrest.

David P. Keseg, MD, FACEP

EMS and the DEA

What do you do after "strike one" with the Drug Enforcement Agency?

Christopher Ayres , JD, EMT-B | Jeff Beeson, DO


In the past five years, emergency treatment and technology have been advancing at an unprecedented pace. Take a look at what lies ahead.

A.J. Heightman, MPA, EMT-P | Paul E. Pepe, MD, MPH

Beyond Ventricular Fibrillation

Since initiating prehospital post-resuscitation therapeutic hypothermia in October 2006, Wake County EMS has induced more than 200 patients, including many atypical post-arrest patients. Read two case reports.

J. Brent Myers, MD

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