November 2008 Blog Posts (2)

Your Other Partner

A.J. Heightman, MPA, EMT-P

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My partner, Art Young, and I responded to a call in an apartment building for a man experiencing "trouble breathing." As soon as we entered the apartment, something seemed wrong about the call. You know what I’m talking about—the type of call where the hair on the back of your neck stands up for some strange reason.



The apartment was unkempt: Clothes and newspapers littered the floor, and… Continue

Added by JEMS Editorial Team on November 28, 2008 at 8:30pm — 5 Comments

A Critical Shut-Off Valve



BP cuff being effectively used as a tourniquet, as illustrated in the 1977 AAOS textbook Emergency Care and Transportation of the Sick and Injured,p. 64.
A.J. Heightman, MPA, EMT-P

JEMS



Recently, I was presenting a lecture in which I stated that all BLS and ALS personnel should carry and use modern-day, easy-to-apply, wide-banded tourniquets for significant… Continue

Added by JEMS Editorial Team on November 20, 2008 at 9:30pm — 3 Comments

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