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EMS Airway Clinic: Intubation for Cardiac Arrest Patients

Should all patients with cardiac arrest be intubated?   Recently, I came across a destitute colleague who had just responded to a code for…

Started by JEMS Web Team in ALS Issues and Ideas

2 Sep 29, 2013
Reply by Warren E. Shaulis

Interfacility transfers: who pays?

First some background. I am with a small volunteer ambulance service in rural Utah. Our local hospital is a CAH operated by a large regiona…

Started by Tracy in General EMS Discussions

2 Sep 24, 2013
Reply by Dustin Campbell

Public Image

I want to hear what you guys think , But I really believe one of our problems is poor perception by the public. No I dont think we have a…

Started by James Ownbey in General EMS Discussions

2 Sep 19, 2013
Reply by Bonnie Benitz

"Don't smoke crack, smoke Fentanyl. But don't smoke Fentanyl that's been in your crack"

Has anybody else seen a huge increase in the abuse of the Fentanyl patches?? We are dealing with this escalation of subjects that split the…

Started by Mike Petersen in The Off Duty EMS Board

3 Sep 19, 2013
Reply by Suheir Kilani

Are you defensive?

Have you taken defensive lessons for on-the-job protection? If so, why? The article "Training EMS for Violent Encounters" discuss…

Started by Jennifer Berry in Scene Safety and Survival

31 Sep 17, 2013
Reply by Jesse M. Bell

Ambulance for a Collegiate Volunteer Team

Hi everyone, I'm fairly new to JEMS,  but have been around EMS for a bit. I am supply officer for a small, college-student-run emergency r…

Started by John Morris in Emergency Response & Vehicles

4 Sep 16, 2013
Reply by John Morris

Multi-Patient Transfers - Logistical Planning Ideas?

North Carolina Hospital Plans Caravan Transfer of Critically Ill PatientsSeveral ambulances will move patients to Carolina Specialty Hospit…

Started by JEMS Web Team in General EMS Discussions

1 Sep 13, 2013
Reply by Suheir Kilani

High School Student Emergency Response Teams (SERTs) - Thoughts?

What are your thoughts on student run emergency response teams? I ask because I'm creating my own SERT group at my high school. Basically,…

Started by Jesse M. Bell in Training & Education

9 Sep 8, 2013
Reply by Steve Lichtman

Emergency Response for Coverage

A service I work for as recently been dispatching us emergency to another city to stand by because they are out of ambulances. there are NO…

Started by Just a Medic in Emergency Response & Vehicles

18 Aug 30, 2013
Reply by James Pearson

Chevy c4500

My service is receiving two used ambulances from a failed service. They are 2004 Lifeline Highliners on a Chevy C4500 chassis. Since I'm pr…

Started by James Pearson in Emergency Response & Vehicles

0 Aug 27, 2013


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