Archive for March2014

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

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Multiple lectures & a near-death experience in northwestern Kansas This week, I traveled to Topeka, Kansas, and joined Brad Matzke, RN, CFRN, a Flight Nurse/Marketing Director for Life Star of Kansas, on Monday and Tuesday, March 24 & 25, for a series of educational roadshows in western Kansas. The two educational forums were offered by Life […]

It’s Critical to Seek, Synthesize & Incorporate All Available Patient Information

Imagine going on multiple calls with limited dispatch information. When you arrive at the scene and approach the family to obtain important incident history, mechanism of injury or patient information, you’re told rather bluntly, “We already gave that information to your dispatcher. We’re not repeating it to you!” You might not be too fazed by […]

Where in the World is A.J.?

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University of Cincinnati EMS Midwest Conference On Friday and Saturday, JEMS Editor-in-Chief, A.J. Heightman joined a stellar faculty at the EMS Midwest 2014 Conference, sponsored by the University of Cincinnati and Cincinnati Children’s Hospital at the beautiful Great Wolf Lodge in Mason Ohio. Cincinnati EMS Medical Director, Don Locasto, MD and staff from the University […]

An Insider’s Perspective on Pain

All pain is not created equal. It’s important providers have the capability to not just triage pain like they triage severity of conditions at a mass casualty incident, but also understand the causes, location and effect of pain on the patient. It’s most important that we sympathize with the patient experiencing pain and do all […]

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

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JEMS Editor-in Chief A.J. Heightman, fresh off the“Eagles” Major Metropolitan EMS Medical Director’s Conference in Dallas last week, is in Clermont, Ohio, presenting at the Clermont County Fire Chief’s EMS Conference today, and he’s enjoying the cold and icy weather. His presentation topic is Situational Awareness and he is discussing some very relevant topics including: 1) The […]

ZOLL Presents an Early Peak into the Near Future at Eagles Conference

Future vision based on understanding that EMS service delivery is key to quality patient care. At the Eagle’s Retreat on Thursday, Feb. 27, ZOLL Medical Director Greg Mears, MD, briefed the major U.S. municipal medical directors (aka “Eagles”) on ZOLL’s vision for its device and data products over the next few years. JEMS Coverage of […]

Highlights from 2014 EMS State of the Science Gathering of Eagles Part 6

Below are summaries of important EMS clinical information presented at the 2014 Gathering of Eagles in Dallas on Saturday, May 1, 2014. (Presentations will be made available for download at www.gatheringofeagles.us following the conference.) Focus on Toxic Thoughts: Two-Thousand and Fourteen Considerations about Street Drugs Epidemic Proportions: Dosing Ketamine in the Era of Mamba Rumbas Presented […]

Highlights from 2014 EMS State of the Science Gathering of Eagles Part 5

Below are summaries of important EMS clinical information presented at the 2014 Gathering of Eagles in Dallas on Saturday, May 1, 2014. (Presentations will be made available for download at www.gatheringofeagles.us following the conference.) What the Eagles are Doing in the Off-Season? A Report on Eagles Surveys Presented by James J. Augustine, MD (Dayton, Ohio & Eagles librarian) […]