Featured Blog Posts – January 2013 Archive (5)

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

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

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

SRCA Riyadh Saudi Arabia

Life of a International Paramedic

My Big Adventure

OK, i have decided to start writing about my experience here. It is now Super Bowl Sunday and currently I am sitting in quarters thinking about all I have to do ahead of…


Added by Douglas Trojanowki on January 16, 2013 at 10:16pm — 1 Comment

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