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Daryl Tombs

AMR Corning (NY) Paramedic Dies after Contracting COVID-19

AMR Corning said Daryl Tombs was always working to serve his community and to make it better.
Justin Porter, RN/EMT-P

Use Difficult Conversations to Provide Better Healthcare

You are a dust bunny and EMS agencies are like a broom. It does not have to be that way, writes Justin Porter.

Feds Urge EMS to Prepare for Potential Unrest Ahead of Inauguration

EMS providers should be prepared for unrest ahead of the Inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden next week, according to memo from the federal government.
JEMS Editor Emeritus A.J. Heightman is vaccinated by San Diego Fire Rescue Paramedic Program Clinical Coordinator Carolyn Gates.

Be Part of the Solution: Vax Up!

JEMS proudly gives two thumbs up to the outstanding “Vax Up” edition of the “Be Part of the Solution” public service announcement series.

TLC Emergency Medical Services (NY) Ambulance Director Calls It a Career

Lon Fricano has made Cayuga County better over the past 30 years, friends and colleagues say.
The Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center's patient drop-off/pick-up area is seen in Los Angeles.

Ambulance Wait Times of 17 Hours Reported in LA County

These are dark days for Los Angeles County doctors, nurses and EMTs, marked by levels of death once unimaginable in the United States, despite tireless efforts to treat patients.

Too Hot to Handle: Prehospital Stabilization of the Burn Patient

January 25, 2021 - 1 PM EST / 12 PM CST / 10 AM PST / 6 PM GMT

Delivered in a logical and pragmatic format, this presentation delivers case studies to highlight the role of EMS in the stabilization of the burn patient including discussion of initial triage, fluid resuscitation, intubation decisions, inhalation injuries and treatment interventions. Emergent care and stabilization of the patient with a thermal injury can determine both short-term and long-term outcomes, including survivability. Vivid photographs and interactive slides complement this session.

Please join us for this event sponsored by Columbia Southern University.

In this Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2020 file photo, a droplet falls from a syringe after a health care worker is injected with the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine at Women & Infants Hospital in Providence, R.I.

Siouxland District Health (IA) Vaccinates County’s Rural EMS Providers

About 100 paramedics and EMTs who serve towns outside of Sioux City received their first dose of the vaccine.
Toby Rowan

Mille Lacs County (MN) Paramedic Collapses and Dies While Answering Call

Toby Rowan had just finished responding to a medical call for the Mille Lacs Health System in Onamia and was still on the scene when he collapsed, according to a statement from the Mille Lacs County Sheriff's Office.
Philadelphia City Hall

More Philadelphia (PA) Medics Urged to Consider COVID-19 Vaccination

Of the approximately 200 medics first offered the vaccine, only about 40% to 50% got the shot.