Archive for July2015

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

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In Saint Paul, Minn at ImageTrend & the ImageTrend Connect Conference   Saint Paul by Day                                                         Saint Paul by Night     I’m in beautiful Saint Paul Minnesota attending ImageTrend’s Connect Conference. In its 7th year, the Connect Conference has grown to over 600 attendees and is now offered at the expansive RiverCentre in Saint Paul. […]

EMS Pioneer & Advocate Norman McSwain, MD, dies in New Orleans

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By JEMS Editor-in-Chief, A.J. Heightman The EMS Community is saddened to learn of the death of trauma pioneer Norman McSwain, MD, FACS. Dr. McSwain had been in critical condition in the Neuro ICU at Tulane Medical Center in New Orleans after suffering a cerebral bleed last Friday. Best known as the pioneering trauma surgeon who […]

Use of Individual First Aid Kits (IFAKs) Credited with Saving Lives in LA

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Lafayette Police Chief Credits Police Use of IFAKs with Saving Lives PERSONAL IFACS worn by Police Tactical Team Members EMS Should Encourage their Law Enforcement Agencies to Carry IFAKs By A.J. Heightman Lafayette LA Police Chief Jim Craft and Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal credit Individual First Aid Kits (IFAK) carried by Lafayette police officers as […]

Special Birdhouse – Made by a Veteran – Enhanced by A.J.

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GRAND OPENING            Bird House – Evergreen Tree & Pole light Purchased from a Veteran at the San Diego VA Hospital and “enhanced/customized” to cater to the birds that visit the Heightman yard   Mounted on a pedestal for easy “landing” Indoor and outdoor feeding; Rear access door for maid to enter, Picnic table      […]

Watch “BOSTON” EMS on ABC Tonight – 10 PM ET

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    Watch the Premier of the ABC Series “BOSTON EMS” tonight at 10 PM ET. There will be two 30 minute segments (back-to-back). Tonight: Boston EMS teams walk railroad tracks at night following reports someone was hit by a train. Also: Go to www.jems.com to watch JEMS Editor-in-Chief, A.J. Heightman’s interview with Boston EMS […]

The first of two new series, “Save My Life: Boston Trauma” Premiers Tonight

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The producers of the critically-acclaimed “Hopkins, “Boston Med,” and “NY Med,” are premiering “Save My Life: Boston Trauma” tonight. The six-week series follows trauma cases from the actual scene to the trauma center.

BUSY DAY for “BERNIE”

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“Bernie”, my Bernese Mountain Dog, had a busy day on Friday. He joined me at work in the JEMS Offices in La Jolla, CA where we met with Dr. Ron Stewart. We then traveled to the San Diego Veterans Hospital for an afternoon tour of duty with his Therapy Dog squad, a team of six […]

Norman McSwain, MD in Critical Condition in New Orleans

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The EMS Community is saddened to learn that trauma pioneer Norman McSwain, MD, FACS, is in critical condition in the Neuro ICU at Tulane Medical Center in New Orleans after suffering a cerebral bleed on Friday. Best known as the pioneering trauma surgeon who assisted the American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma in the […]

Dr. Ronald. D. Stewart Visits JEMS

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The JEMS team enjoyed a wonderful visit with Dr. Ronald Stewart today when he traveled down to San Diego during an extended visit in Los Angeles. He was conducting Grand Rounds and working on other EMS projects.   He got a chance to see my EMS artifacts and toy collection and also spend quality time […]