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JEMS/PennWell Corporation Announces 2016 JEMS Games Competition Winners

Baltimore, Md. PennWell Corporation announces today the winning teams in the 2016 JEMS Games Advanced Clinical Competition held during the 35th Annual EMS Today Conference and Exposition, an industry-leading event that provides quality education and training for emergency medical services (EMS) professionals worldwide.

A highlight of the three-day conference was the final round of the JEMS Games, held on Friday, Feb. 26, where the top three competing teams from Thursday’s preliminary rounds were challenged with the task of providing quality patient care during a realistic, multiple-patient incident designed to test each team’s skills as EMS professionals. This year’s final scenario saw each team dispatched to a rock concert to serve as a detail unit for incidents that arise at the venue, such as intoxication, a set collapse and crowd control.

The 2016 JEMS Games winning teams:

2016 JEMS Games Wake Forest Baptist Health AirCare 2016 JEMS Games Wake Forest Baptist Health AirCare

1st Place (Gold Medal) Team: Wake Forest Baptist Health AirCare (Winston-Salem, N.C.)

2016 JEMS Games Lucas County EMS Team 1 2016 JEMS Games Lucas County EMS Team 1

2nd Place (Silver Medal) Team: Lucas County EMS – Team 1 (Lucas County, Ohio)

2016 JEMS Games Lucas County EMS Team 2 2016 JEMS Games Lucas County EMS Team 2

3rd Place (Bronze Medal) Team: Lucas County EMS – Team 2 (Lucas County, Ohio)

“PennWell, JEMS and everyone involved with the 35th Annual EMS Today Conference and Exposition would like to congratulate Wake Forest Baptist Health AirCare, winners of the 2016 JEMS Games,” states A.J. Heightman, Editor-in-Chief of JEMS. “The JEMS Games are highly anticipated each year, and allows EMS professionals from across the globe to demonstrate their expertise, technical skills and quick thinking in a fast-paced setting. Not just a competition, the JEMS Games reflects the higher quality of care that continues to evolve as a result of these teams and individuals each year.”

In the first two minutes of the final round, each team was presented with a male who demonstrated slurred speech and weakness, and his wife indicated he was acting ‘unusual.’ The teams were challenged to render care to this suspected stroke patient all while the band continued to play. Things became more complicated after a lighting truss crashed down, injuring three people, and with additional intoxicated patients and bystanders with minor injuries coming onto the scene. A total of seven patients required some type of care during the 20-minute scenario, offering teams the opportunity to score points by exhibiting top-notch patient care skills.

Additional 2016 JEMS Games participating teams:

  • Cumberland County EMS (Cumberland County, N.C.)
  • FDNY (New York, N.Y.)
  • Hawkeye Community College EMS Program (Waterloo, Iowa)
  • Hoke County EMS (Hoke County, N.C.)
  • Humboldt General Hospital EMS Rescue (Humboldt County, Nev.)
  • LifeLink Critical Care Transport (Fayetteville, N.C.)
  • New Britain EMS (New Britain, Conn.)
  • Pender EMS & Fire (Pender County, N.C.)
  • Queen Anne’s County Department of Emergency Services (Queen Anne’s County, Md.)
  • Rice University EMS (Houston, Texas)
  • St. Francis Hospital (Wilmington, Del.)
  • Surry County Emergency Services (Surry County, N.C.)
  • Sussex County EMS (Sussex County, Del.)
  • Virginia Beach EMS (Virginia Beach, Va.)
  • Western Berks EMS (Berks County, Pa.)

The JEMS Games Founding Sponsor is Laerdal Medical Corp.  Additional sponsors for the 2016 JEMS Games were: Gold Sponsor – Medtronic; Supporting Sponsors – Microflex and FoxFury Lighting Solutions.

For more information on EMS Today and the JEMS Games, please visit www.emstoday.com.

Founded in 1910 in Tulsa, Oklahoma, PennWell Corporation is a privately held and highly diversified business-to-business media and information company that provides quality content and integrated marketing solutions for the following industries:  Oil and gas, electric power generation and delivery, hydropower, renewable energy, water and wastewater treatment, waste management, electronics, semiconductor manufacturing, optoelectronics, fiber-optics, aerospace and avionics, LEDs and lighting, fire and emergency services, public safety, and dental. 

PennWell publishes over 130 print and online magazines and newsletters, conducts 60 conferences and exhibitions on six continents, and has an extensive offering of books, maps, websites, research and database services.  PennWell Public Safety, a PennWell business located in La Jolla, Calif., produces public safety products and services including JEMS (Journal of Emergency Medical Services), JEMS.com, EMS Insider, the EMS Today Conference and Exposition and other products.

In addition to PennWell’s headquarters in Tulsa, Oklahoma, the Company has major offices in Nashua, New Hampshire; London, England; Houston, Texas; La Jolla and Mountain View, California; Fairlawn, New Jersey; Moscow, Russia; and Hong Kong, China.  www.pennwell.com