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Friday, October 7, 2016




Identifying Sepsis in the Prehospital Setting

Severe infection and sepsis are high mortality illnesses that significantly burden the healthcare system.   Evidence suggests that early identification and aggressive treatment reduces mortali...

The Quest for a Safer Ambulance

In this webcast you’ll follow McCart’s journey and learn how to overcome the obstacles faced when rethinking the way we design ambulances as well as new equipment and technology that can keep medic...

More than Just the FAST Exam: How Prehospital Ultrasound Can Improve Patient Care

This webcast will explore the largely untapped potential of ultrasound in the prehospital setting.  The ways in which ultrasound can be used to manage medical and trauma conditions in the fiel...


Ambulances Seized after Texas EMS Company Fails to Pay Property Taxes

Ambulances Seized after Texas EMS Company Fails to Pay Property Taxes

Thu, Oct 6, 2016
Ambulances and medical equipment were seized from Pro Medic EMS after it failed to pay county property taxes.


The “FirstNet-Ready” Mobile Office: Top Considerations for Connecting First Responders

First-response mobile workforces face the most demanding and often dangerous work environments, performing jobs that are critical to our infrastructure—protecting public safety,...

Top 5 Reasons Paramedics need an In-Vehicle Gateway

Technology in the ambulance is advancing every day.  EKGs and patient care records, dispatch, telemedicine and tracking technologies enable medics to safely treat patients,...


EMS Compass: The Quality Imperative

EMS Compass: The Quality Imperative

Harnessing the power of data, with a forward from Mark Rosekind, administrator of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.


Doug Wolfberg, EMS liability for distracted driving

Pro Bono: Distracted Driving is an EMS Liability Time Bomb

Doug Wolfberg
Agencies should develop consistently enforced policies to discourage distracted driving and clari...
A.J. Heightman, EMS ambulance safety

Ambulance Seating and Warning Systems Affect Safety of Crews and Patients

A.J. Heightman, MPA, EMT-P
This month, JEMS focuses on aspects of ambulance safety, design, seating and warning systems.
Paul Combs cartoon for JEMS

Paul Combs October 2016 Cartoon

Paul Combs
Our monthly look at EMS through the lens of Paul Combs. 
Keith Wesley, EMS treatment of pediatric anaphylaxis

Pediatric Anaphylaxis Study Lacks Crucial Details

Keith Wesley, MD, FACEP
Why did some patients get epinephrine and others Benadryl and/or albuterol? Was there a differenc...
Steve Berry, EMS quality patient care

Patient Care Diminishes When Patients are Perceived Negatively

Steve Berry
The heavy smell of alcohol and slurred speech from the patient confirmed my preconceived expectat...


LAFD Extricates Patient from Vehicle Crash

LAFD Extricates Patient from Vehicle Crash

Thu, Oct 6, 2016EMS firefighters with Los Angeles Fire Department extricated a patient from an overturned vehicle following a crash.


ImageTrend Elite Community Health™

ImageTrend Elite Community Health™ gives integrated healthcare providers a comprehensive view of patients’ conditions, treatments and success factors for better outcomes. The exclusive Impact Score™ helps you select candidates for enrollment into the ideal program, while Timelines™ view provides a patient-centric view of important factors that can change over time.



Active Shooter Planning and Response in a Healthcare Facility

What to prepare for should the unthinkable happen inside your healthcare facility.
AAA affiliate of the year award

Avesta Receives AAA Partner of the Year Award

The American Ambulance Association (AAA) is proud to award Avesta with the 2016 Affiliate of the Year Award. The award is given to the vendor whose supports the programs of the ...
AAA  J. Walter Schaefer Award

Randy Strozyk Receives AAA J. Walter Schaefer Award

The J. Walter Schaefer Award is given annually to an individual whose work in EMS has contributed positively to the advancement of the industry as a whole. Randy has achieved th...
AAA partner of the year award

NAEMT Receives AAA 2016 Partner of the Year Award

The National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians (NAEMT) is a national nonprofit membership organization with a mission to represent the professional interests of all E...




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