Sweet EMS Ride: Motorcycle Response Units at 2018 European EMS Congress

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After doing careful research and hearing great reviews from the JEMS/EMS Today Conference panel on the effectiveness and efficiency of EMS motorcycle response units, particularly in high traffic areas and large crowd venues, Copenhagen EMS CEO Freddy Lippert, MD and his staff purchased a well-designed BMW EMS Response Motorcycle for use in the Copenhagen EMS […]

EMS Icon Dr. Ron Stewart to Appear at EMS Today in Charlotte, N.C.

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How cool is this? Dr. Ron Stewart, one of the most famous physicians in the EMS history, and someone I have admired for many many years, is going to make an appearance at the EMS Today Conference next week in Charlotte when Dr. Walt Stoy receives the James O. Page/JEMS Leadership Award on Wednesday, February […]

EMS Moon Gazers

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While at the National EMS Safety Summit in Denver, I took time, along with fellow speakers Christopher Colwell, MD, and Jon Krohmer, MD, to go outside during a break and look as silly as the rest of the world in our special glasses that shielded our eyes from the unseen sun rays.   “Why didn’t […]

Ambulance Innovations at Pinnacle 2017

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This week I am attending the Pinnacle EMS Leadership Conference in Boca Raton, Fla.  There are some great examples of innovative ambulance design on desplay. FERNO      The latest FERNO InTrax design features a comfortable, adjustable seat.   DEMERS  This Demers Type III features their trademark wind deflector that houses emergency lighting and improve gas mileage.     […]

Where in the World of EMS is A.J. Heightman?

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A.J. is in Los Angeles, Calif. visiting with JEMS advertisers. A.J. and West Coast sales consultant Mike Shear are in L.A. County visiting several JEMS advertisers.  They’ve been looking at some innovative new products that you soon will see in the pages of JEMS and at the JEMS EMS TODAY Conference in Charlotte Feb. 21-23. There are […]

A.J. (MacGyver) Heightman’s Homemade Wound Packing Simulator

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This is one way to teach crews how to pack wounds.  They learn to apply packing and press it against a bone until the “bleeding” stops. Supplies needed: 1 roll of GLAD Press’N Seal IV bag and 10 drop IV set-up A syringe and red food coloring (to make “blood”) 2 lbs. of ground beef 2 large […]

The Adventures of Watermelon Man

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This shows you how to turn an inexpensive, medium-size watermelon into a fun and challenging suction and BVM trainer. What follows is the step-by-step process to create a Watermelon Man What you need: A medium size watermelon, about the same size as a human head; A BVM with the mask(s) you want to use with […]

Where in the World of EMS is A.J.?

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In Auckland, New Zealand at the 2016 Paramedics Australasia Conference FERNO SIM Games, November 16, 2016 The audience was in place and the judges were at their ready in Auckland New Zealand for the 2016 Paramedics Australasia FERNO SIM Challenge, a clinical competition patterned after the JEMS Games at EMS Today. Several of the teams participating […]

Ambulance Vehicle Standards Update at the AAA Conference

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Standards vs. Standards: An in-depth look at the confusing world of vehicle standards The session title said it all on perhaps the most historic day in American politics as ambulance experts presented a review of where we are at in the quest for new, safer ambulance standards. After years of hard work and input by […]

Allina Healthcare’s New (Safer & Efficient) Ambulance Design

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In Feb. 2016 JEMS, we featured Allina Healthcare EMS.  As a part of that story, we stated that, if your organization needed a wake-up call about the impact a serious ambulance crash can have, there was much you can learn from Allina Health EMS. After a horrific ambulance crash in 2014 that left two Allina […]

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