January 2013 Blog Posts (44)

A Teaching Moment

By A.J. Heightman, MPA, EMT-P

Editor-in-Chief, JEMS

WATCH THE VIDEO – A great teaching moment re: Mechanism of Injury and a Period of Unconsciousness

NOTE: The critical impact moment is around 01:01 on the video

The injury to, and…


Added by A.J. Heightman on January 31, 2013 at 1:51pm — No Comments

Day 2: I Can Get Sued for That!?

Yesterday, I made it to my classroom with time to spare, so I grabbed my book and started studying Chapter 3 (documentation). Because documentation is a subject that requires little breaks every now and then, I looked up more than occasionally. I realized as the other students started arriving that I recognized a lot of them already, and when the lady who sat next to me the first night pulled up and waved, I was happy to see her.

Once we all got settled (yes, we took the same…


Added by Jennifer Berry on January 31, 2013 at 12:30pm — 2 Comments

City of Memphis Re-ups with Digitech

City sees $2.5M increase in collections in first year of EMS Billing contract


Briarcliff Manor, NY – January 31, 2013 – Earlier this month, the City of Memphis Division of Fire Services quietly renewed its contract with Digitech Computer, Inc. for the provision of EMS billing services. Under the terms of the contract extension, Digitech will continue to process ambulance transport claims for the approximately 80,000 annual trips…


Added by Digitech Computer on January 31, 2013 at 8:00am — No Comments

Teen with broken leg saves drowning man

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A Florida teen with a broken leg jumped into a Marco Island lake to try and save his friend and a drowning man, according to video from WBBH.

Added by Gerald M. Dworkin on January 30, 2013 at 3:52pm — No Comments

School drowning death case study

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On Thursday, April 10, 2008, Chukwueloka (Vincent) Agwuoke, had been participating in a physics class project being held in the Patterson Natatorium and swimming pool of the Westside High School. According to Vincent’s parents, Vincent…


Added by Gerald M. Dworkin on January 29, 2013 at 3:48pm — No Comments

German shark bite victim doing well; Vero Beach lifeguard who swam to her in May to receive Medal of Valor

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VERO BEACH — The family of shark bite victim Karin Stei is helping to ensure other visitors to the city's beaches can get the care needed if a life is endangered as the German tourist's was last…


Added by Gerald M. Dworkin on January 29, 2013 at 3:16pm — No Comments

From EMS Editor to EMT Student: Day 1

I anxiously awaited the start of my class. It was 5:40, and the doors should have been opening momentarily. I was excited, nervous and scared -- all at once. After more than six years at JEMS, six years of considering getting my EMT certification, I officially went from EMS editor to EMT student.

Apparently, this class was a first for our instructor as well because every single person on the roster showed up. (The potential student next to me had hoped otherwise.) My…


Added by Jennifer Berry on January 29, 2013 at 12:00pm — 1 Comment

Plane crashes in N.Y.'s Hudson River, two rescued

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YONKERS, N.Y. (AP) — Two people were rescued Sunday when their single-engine plane crashed and sank into the icy Hudson River off Yonkers, authorities said.

Added by Gerald M. Dworkin on January 28, 2013 at 2:13pm — No Comments

Lifesaving Resources Announces 2013 Water & Ice Rescue Training Schedule

Full schedule & locations

Dedicated to drowning and aquatic injury prevention and emergency management, Lifesaving Resources develops educational curriculums in Aquatics Safety, Water Rescue, Swiftwater Rescue, Ice Rescue, and Lifeguard Operations, and conducts this training throughout North America for the Public Safety and Rescue, as well as the Lifeguard and…


Added by Gerald M. Dworkin on January 27, 2013 at 8:37pm — No Comments

Public service campaign to raise awareness about sudden warning signs of stroke

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Every 40 seconds, a stroke occurs in the United States, and Ad Council research shows that 28% of Americans wouldn’t recognize the signs. The American Heart Association (AHA) and American Stroke Association…


Added by Gerald M. Dworkin on January 24, 2013 at 12:01pm — No Comments

Crews blast ice to recover car, body submerged at Fitzroy

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Ottawa police cruisers guard the end of Ferry Road along the Ottawa River near Fitzroy Harbour Sunday, Jan. 20, 2013. Divers will resume efforts to recover a car and a male body from the Ottawa River Monday afternoon. The vehicle is believed to have been driven by Daron Graves, 29, and his mother Donna Graves,…


Added by Gerald M. Dworkin on January 24, 2013 at 11:43am — No Comments

8-month-old baby trapped in icy Lake Minnetonka dies in hospital

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This is an update to the article posted on January 19.

Added by Gerald M. Dworkin on January 23, 2013 at 11:16am — No Comments

Neighbors rescue 2 children who fell through ice at lake in Washington

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Quick action by nearby residents rescued two children who fell through ice Sunday afternoon on Beverly Lake in south Everett.

Added by Gerald M. Dworkin on January 22, 2013 at 12:41pm — No Comments

Lifesaving Resources' 2013 Water & Ice Rescue Training Schedule

2013 Training Schedule

Water Rescue Technician Courses

• May 04, 2013 (Kennebunkport, Maine)

• July 20, 2013 (Kennebunkport, Maine)

• September 21, 2013 (Kennebunkport, Maine)

Swiftwater Rescue Technician Courses

•  May 04 - 05, 2013 (Kennebunkport, Maine)

• July 20 - 21, 2013 (Kennebunkport,…


Added by Gerald M. Dworkin on January 21, 2013 at 9:40am — No Comments

Update: Accidental drowning cause of soccer player's death

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Accidental drowning was the cause of death of a Northern Michigan University soccer player who was found unresponsive in a campus pool, according to an autopsy finding released by the school…

Added by Gerald M. Dworkin on January 21, 2013 at 9:36am — No Comments

Beware, the Hazards of Ice!

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Added by Gerald M. Dworkin on January 19, 2013 at 4:03pm — No Comments

Infant rescued from submerged car on Lake Minnetonka

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MINNETRISTA, Minn. - An infant is hospitalized in critical condition after being pulled to safety from a car that went through the ice of channel on Lake Minnetonka.

Added by Gerald M. Dworkin on January 19, 2013 at 4:01pm — No Comments

Thank You for Asking

Thank You for Asking


Thank you for asking,

But I’m not sure

That you really want to know.


For if you do,

It makes me wonder

As to why.


Is it some hungry

Morbid curiosity that

Lives within you

In need of being sated?


Or, do you

Really care about

The victims of illnesses

And injuries that you

Only hear about

But are beyond your

Ability to…


Added by Duncan Hitchcock on January 18, 2013 at 8:33am — No Comments

Ellisville man rescues driver from submerged vehicle

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Added by Gerald M. Dworkin on January 17, 2013 at 12:24pm — No Comments

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