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How important is patient satisfaction?
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Jennifer Berry Jul 15, 2013.

Government-Run vs. Private EMS
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Skip Kirkwood Jul 14, 2013.

Making Safety Sexy
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How important is patient satisfaction?

In the U.S., we're striving to limit time patients spend in hospitals, especially limiting readmissions for the same illnesses/calls. To do this, EMS agencies and hospitals will need to share data to ensure patient care is at its best, and work together to make improvements and maintain funding.In other countries that have socialized medicine, such as England, limiting hospital time by tying quality to funding is in full effect. They're taking it a step further, bundling patient satisfaction…See More
Oct 31, 2013

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Primary Department/Agency Name
Elsevier Public Safety
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http://www.jems.com
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Before joining JEMS in 2007, I worked as a newspaper reporter, photographer and editor.
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I have a bachelors of arts degree in English and Spanish from Indiana University.
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JEMS managing editor
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Nationally Registered 'Road Doctor'

All of you out there who hold certifications know how much you want to show that baby off! Especially if you're not actually working in the field yet, just being able to whip out a card that displays your name and some language that you can save a life is a pretty cool parlor trick.

 

Below, I pose with my National Registry of EMTs certification card at the wedding of a couple that's a friend of JEMS. When the bride gets back from her honeymoon, I hope to jump in her ambulance…

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Posted on July 11, 2013 at 12:00pm

Day 32: And the Final Grade Is...

I am ecstatic to report to you all that I not only passed the class, but I got an A on both the final and the class.

An A is always a sweet reward for a job well done, but this one is even sweeter because I fought so hard for that grade -- literally and figuratively. I not only worked through a lot of troubles with learning how to study and how to manage my time as an adult student, I also fought with instructors over the semantics of quiz questions.

I did it…

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Posted on May 23, 2013 at 1:00pm — 1 Comment

Day 31: Happy EMS Week!

In honor of EMS Week, which is happening right now, I want to thank everyone out there in the field for what you do. EMS providers don't always get the recognition they need for the amazing jobs they do. So I decided to post the five things I think make EMS providers most awesome.

Thing is, I couldn't do it. Not because EMS providers don't do five awesome things. Rather, because everything I said was a variation of the following most-awesome thing ever:

1. We…

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Posted on May 21, 2013 at 12:30pm

Day 30: EMTs Everywhere!

Last night's lecture was our final lecture. Nothing against my instructors, but we were all so thrilled to close our 1,200 page textbooks at the end of the night. I don't care who you are. Five hours of lectures is a lot, even with a 30-minute break.

Luckily, there's a Starbucks nearby.

I didn't leave campus once during break until three weeks ago. Something happened when May hit that made it necessary for all of us to head outside for a little breather. This…

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Posted on May 16, 2013 at 1:18pm

Day 29: Brushing My Shoulders Off

I knew last night's quiz was going to be hard, because the subject was pediatrics and there's just so much to know and keep track of with pediatric patients. I maintained my most recent study strategy: effectively use my time not by reading the full text but reading all the call out material in the book and taking the book's online quiz until I get it perfect more than once.

It's been working, but it didn't help this time, because I failed. But misery loves company, and I am…

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Posted on May 14, 2013 at 12:00pm

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At 8:29pm on May 24, 2012, aaron said…

just came bye to say hi & be safe out there

At 3:31pm on March 10, 2012, Michael Lee Reisman Maj-Ret RNNP said…

Learn from my lesson. Esp about a handshake agreement covering a medical clinic in Las Vegas

Please check out my you tube it's only 5 mins long
At 12:50am on July 24, 2011, Michael Lee Reisman Maj-Ret RNNP said…

How a former Army Nurse Corps RN NP Major unmasked the Ugly American and uncovered the medical fraud going on at Bagram Airbase.  To all my brother and sister medics please watch this You Tube video. I really feel like I'm the lonely voice in the widerness on this one. the bad guys go out and trash the messenger, but can't take away the truth

Major Mike "Major Dad" Reisman Maj-Ret RN CS FNP<>/p>

At 6:32pm on September 14, 2009, ZOLL RescueNet said…
Welcome to our community! Thanks for becoming a fan of ZOLL RescueNet.
We very much look forward to your thoughts and input.
At 8:16pm on August 13, 2009, Chris Cangemi said…
Ms. Berry,

I'd like to wish you the best of luck and much success in the EMS field. After 25 years I retired as a Battalion Chief Paramedic just outside of Baltimore. Other than my wife, five children and two grandchildren, nothing has brought me more pleasure than my career in EMS. IF there is ever any advice or encouragement you may need please don't hesitate to contact me. My family and I now reside here in Raleigh, North Carolina. Best of Luck and be safe!

Chris
At 2:01am on June 24, 2009, Thomas Durkee said…
Jennifer - -

i'd like to invite you to revisit the topic of Universal Care in the discussion here:

http://connect.jems.com/forum/topics/the-new-healthcare

There are some good examples of why our healthcare system needs reform, and why expanding coverage to make it "universal" or nearly universal can SAVE money (meaning spend less than we are currently spending on healthcare).

Then, if you'd like to see how the new healthcare reform legislation (Obamacare) directly impacts EMS, join me here:

http://connect.jems.com/forum/topics/rubber-meets-the-road


and a GREAT discussion on whether medical care is a fundamental human right here:

http://connect.jems.com/forum/topics/should-emtala-be-rewritten-as

Quite frankly, I need your help in convincing the unwashed that reform is vital.

Thank you,
Tom
join me on TWITTER! @tomdurkee
At 8:49am on February 25, 2009, Brad Newbury said…
Hi Jenn,
I don't know who had the idea of Jems Connect but I think is great. What a concept to have a place were EMS professionals from around the world can connect. Thank you and your staff for creating a fun web site to visit daily.
Are you attending the EMS Today conference? I work for Elsevier too, on the publishing side. I had developed and interactive web based paramedic program and the sales staff in St. Louis have brought me on board to help other instructors learn how to use evolve. I will be in the trade booth helping the sales force showcase some of their products.
I know in Las Vegas it was one big booth, but I was only there for a few hours. I will be there the entire time that the show is open. If your get a chance, stop by I would like to say hello in person.
At 5:56pm on February 19, 2009, The Cannulator said…
Jennifer, whilst the listing of stories was great on the JEMS homepage the apathy on JEMSConnect was disappointing. Myself and a number tried to raise awareness with local news with real information and also the Red Cross Appeal. I even emailed the webchief with a request to pin the appeal stuff on the forums but never got a reply. A couple of overseas members showed interest but generally no one really cared. A pity given the response in Manpower from the US and other countries. But it shows that if it isn't in your backyard and no one is interested. Quite funny considering we have 5 fires still out of control. Considering that the main fire took out an area bigger than entire US states. So I do get frustrated that posts reagrding other boring and insginificant stuff was taking more interest from members than 200+ plus incinerated deaths. it was directed at them and not the monkey.
At 4:11am on February 7, 2009, Nathan Jennings said…
B-town will always have a special place in my heart. I wasn't from there, I actually hail from Hagerstown (it's just a lil dot on the map). During the summers from when I was 15 till I was 20 I worked the summers at the Boy Scout camp on Lake Monroe. Then I started hiking southern IN all the time and kinda made B-town my unofficial base camp, specifically Upland Brewery. And you can't beat a show down at the Bluebird!
At 10:43pm on February 3, 2009, Nathan Jennings said…
I thought the same thing! Do you find that you ever miss B-town?
 
 
 
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