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Workforce Priorities: Three steps to determine what they are & move forward

In recent years, considerable media attention has been given to the shortage of EMTs and paramedics. Is a nationwide "crisis" or "shortage" of EMS professionals really upon us?

Posted Thursday, February 19, 2009

Priority Traffic: John Pryor killed in Iraq, economy challenges EMS, CDC promotes uniform triage

Early Christmas morning, JEMS editorial board member John Pryor, MD, was killed in Iraq by mortar fire while serving his second tour as an Army combat surgeon.

Posted Thursday, February 19, 2009

Back in the Jump Seat: The curmudgeon returns & finds ‘youngins’

After a hiatus, Sirenhead returns ... with the same sarcastic advice. To start, he responds to the complaints of a fellow old fart.

Posted Wednesday, February 11, 2009

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The Soldiers’ Surgeon: Reflections on the life and death of John P. Pryor, MD

It’s difficult to accept the loss of a loved one to the passion of their work. Sometimes it’s for one shift, and other times it’s for eternity. This reality hit home when I heard John Pryor, MD, had been killed while serving in Iraq.

Posted Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Letters: The Other War, Questioning Authority

Think with your head, not with your heart.

Posted Wednesday, February 11, 2009

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What Might Have Been

Even today, Guy Haskell remembers a certain air medical program and its "flight-suited demigods" of years past with a wistful sense of nostalgia.

Posted Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Integrity & Ethics: Standing up for yourself & your organization

Some recent legal cases show the human faults and bad decisions in EMS, just as in any profession. The lesson for EMS leaders is to stay out of the headlines.

Posted Wednesday, February 11, 2009

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Last Word: Sunstar Runs on Sunshine, AP Maligns Paramedics

Sunstar EMS in Pinellas County, Fla., has found an innovative solution to keep equipment batteries charged, and JEMS comments on the Associated Press story "Paramedics accused of molesting patients."

Posted Wednesday, February 11, 2009

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Success in the Heartland

On a recent trip across Middle America, Dr. Bledsoe remembers why he hates travelling -- and why he loves it, too. Next stop, progressive EMS education in Kansas.

Posted Wednesday, February 4, 2009


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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