September 2009 Blog Posts (17)

EMS Rejects New Trauma Show

Since Monday's premiere of NBC's Trauma, the EMS community has been restless with heated remarks and calls for cancellation.

A day before the premiere, JEMS Editor-in-Chief A.J. Heightman, MPA, EMT-P, posted a review of the series, predicting it was "ripe for 'Do Not Resuscitate' orders."

As a nationally recognized MCI expert, Heightman objected in… Continue

Added by JEMS Web Team on September 30, 2009 at 3:30pm — 12 Comments

#Traumashow Online Premiere Party

Join Leading EMS Podcasters for Commentary and a Post-Premiere Call-in Show on Monday September 28

Join leading EMS Podcasters Jamie Davis, Chris Montera, Greg Friese and others in watching and discussing the premiere of the new NBC show Trauma. Browse to or at 9 p.m. EDT/ 8p.m. CST on Monday September 28, 2009 for… Continue

Added by Geekymedic on September 27, 2009 at 10:00pm — No Comments


You hit it quit well AJ. Was to see Randy last week up here but did not work out. Jim and Nancy will be rolling in there graves with this show. Don't watch Third Watch too dark.

Added by Ken Kolbe on September 27, 2009 at 9:33pm — No Comments

No Heroes as NBC's 'Trauma' Fails to Deliver - a JEMS Review

No Heroes as NBC's 'Trauma' Fails to Deliver - a JEMS Review

A.J. Heightman

Editor-in-Chief, JEMS

The new series Trauma premiering Monday night is being billed by NBC as "the first high-octane medical drama series to live exclusively in the field." The show's Website says it's "like an adrenaline shot to the heart, an intense, action-packed look at one of the most dangerous medical professions in the world: first… Continue

Added by JEMS Web Chief on September 27, 2009 at 9:06pm — 8 Comments


Woohoo! Grabbing the ol' booksack and lunchbox and going to give Paramedic schoolin' a try (yes, it's the accelerated). Any advice or tips for a nervous Basic?

Added by Frank Lenoir on September 26, 2009 at 8:39pm — 1 Comment

How to Get Free Email Mail Marketing that Converts Like Crazy

First... Set Up a Free Account With a Company that is White Listed...

There are many email marketing companies that offer free campaigns, but two stand alone as the best.

1) iContact - Included in their free package is a 31 page white paper that will make even the most novice marketer an email pro. They have a fully integrated survey sytem along with email scheduling capabilities. iContact also… Continue

Added by Andrea Kelly on September 24, 2009 at 7:07pm — No Comments

10 things you need to know about your aging parents' health

For more than 6 years now, I've been working in EMS volunteer in our community. And saving life is far more than having a cash advance, since every life is worth it. Having old parents, you must know the 10 things you need about your aging parents' health. This is for more convenient and you will surely need it at times of emergency.

1. Names of their… Continue

Added by MiloO on September 22, 2009 at 4:47am — No Comments

Who benefits from AMLS.. EMT-Basics ? Medics ? or both

AMLS--would EMT-Basics benefit from this too?? Currently in a service, Medics will go thru AMLS. Should EMT-Basics go thru this as well? NAEMT says it benefits EMT-Basics all the way to MD's.

Added by Don Johns on September 22, 2009 at 4:41am — No Comments

Emergency OB kit/wich transform into an emergency incubator for Ems-Midwifes

Dear Collegues,I've been in the ems since 1980.I've done many OB calls with premature infants on a 17 years of experiances.Sine my back injuries (two disc hernias) I left to work as Emt-P and I have worked on new innovations for ems.I'm working on an emergency OB/portable incubator kit specialized for ems-midwifes.

My prototypes are working the same as big bulky incubators wich requires two ems persons to carry it and once placed in the vehicle there is no room for mother.

My… Continue

Added by Rene on September 17, 2009 at 1:58pm — No Comments

ER Volunteer

I just received a schedule to volunteer in the ER at Weiss Memorial on the north side of Chicago. I'm hoping the EMT-Basic training will come in handy.

Added by James Huff on September 16, 2009 at 12:53pm — No Comments


Canada, September 13, 2009.

I travel across state lines and country borders to attend tributes to the fallen Firefighters of the world as it is my mission to bring attention to the cause recognizing the needs of departments everywhere to honor their fallen and raise funds to improve their conditions as they perfect their mission to protect all of us from human kinds oldest and most deadly foe.

I most recently have had the privilage to… Continue

Added by Frederick Georges on September 15, 2009 at 10:30am — No Comments

Looking for EMS Honor Guard development 'champions'

An observation;

While today's budget constraints have significantly impacted the pace of development and implementation of Class A Dress Uniforms, both the desire to go 'nose to nose' with Police and Fire and the desire to mark and celebrate special events is stronger than ever in the EMS Community.

Interestingly, and to the idea that necessity is the mother of invention, the response to today's economic woes... focus on the building Honor Guards... and the fact of the… Continue

Added by Steve Cohen on September 11, 2009 at 3:52pm — No Comments

Complimentary JEMS Digital Subscription for JEMS Connect Members & Fans

Exclusive limited-time offer for JEMS Connect members and fans,

Now, you can receive a free digital edition of JEMS (Journal of Emergency Magazine) each month via email.

Your digital edition features:

  • Instant access. With a single click, get immediate access to magazine issues without the need…

Added by JEMS Web Chief on September 11, 2009 at 11:30am — No Comments

Old School Method of The week

Holger Neilson Artificial Respiration Method

Added by Chris on September 9, 2009 at 9:00pm — No Comments



Added by Joseph E Marrone on September 5, 2009 at 12:12pm — No Comments

Where We Came From..

While I'm not going to actually blog, I've been up all night, I do have a link.

I bought this document several years ago, it's not too terribly interesting, unless you're deeply into EMS History, as I am..

Accidental Death and Disability: The Neglected Disease of Modern Society…


Added by Chris on September 5, 2009 at 7:30am — No Comments

looking for pictures of hacensack m.i.c.u. truck 103

please send to my jems page photos of hacensack truck 103 to squad 51

thank you
squad 51

Added by RESCUE 540 WPIN412 on September 3, 2009 at 2:15pm — No Comments

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