A.J. Heightman, JEMS editor-in-chief, with an update and insights on Boston Marathon explosions. Boston EMS is well-prepared for this type of MCI.
EMS personnel are often intimidated when tasked with performing triage, particularly initial triage, at a scene. They worry that if they assign the wrong priority to a victim, a patient might not get the care they need soon enough or survive. The reality: Your early EMS training probably gave you most of the knowledge you need to perform triage correctly. Let me explain.
In this video report from the 2008 EMS EXPO conference in Las Vegas, JEMS Editor-in-Chief A.J. Heightman reports on a session presented by the Las Vegas Fire Department. In this session, the chief detailed how the city of Las Vegas dramatically reduced their hospital ER wait times from 2-8 hours down to 30 minutes via state legislation.
JEMS Editor A.J. Heightman reports from the exhibit hall at EMS Expo, Wednesday, October 15, 2008 on Physio's new product.
JEMS Editor A.J. Heightman talks about Jay Fitch's session on EMS management issues.