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JEMS Volume 36 Issue 6

FDNY Limits Use of Lights & Sirens

Will a federal agency lead EMS in the near future? Industry leaders await the answer, which will come from review of a report submitted by the Federal Interagency Committee on Emergency Medical Service (FICEMS). The National Security Staff Resilience Directorate had directed FICEMS to submit an options paper evaluating alternatives for establishing or designating the lead agency or office by May 15.

Hemorrhagic Shock Article Stirs Discussion

Making Sense of Shock This month, a clinical review article by Adam Fox, DPM, DO, on hemorrhagic shock (“Shock Sense: Detecting & correcting hemorrhagic shock in trauma,” April JEMS) brought up some differing opinions among readers regarding shock management, definitions, assessments and treatment.

Nine-Year-Old Saves Sister with CPR

From Screen to Real Life A 9-year-old Arizona boy became a hero when he saved his sister’s life by performing CPR—a skill he says he learned from watching the 2001 film Black Hawk Down. “You need to push on their chest three times, and then give them a rescue breath until they start breathing,” Tristin Saghin told ABC’s “Today” show, describing a graphic, compelling scene from the movie in which a medic tries to save a fellow soldier.