Deep Reflection on 9/11

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I wasn’t going to write a lot on the 14th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks in New York City, Arlington Virginia (the Pentagon) and Shanksville, PA, but when I woke up this morning, I watched a compilation of events on Fox News and it brought me emotionally back not only just that awful day 14 […]

PINNACLE CONFERENCE REPORT (Wednesday) by A.J. Heightman, JEMS Editor-in-chief

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Executive Forum on Mobile Integrate Health (MIH) / Community Paramedicine (CP) Underway at Pinnacle Conference in Florida Confident that the concept of mobile integrated healthcare (MIH) fits within the broader MIH model, EMS leaders are meeting today at the Pinnacle Conference at the Omni Plantation – Amelia Island Florida.          Omni Plantation resort – Great […]

EMS Physician & JEMS Games Judge Put to the Ultimate Test

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Prehospital EMS Physician & JEMS Games Judge performs field Amputation in Philadelphia By A.J. Heightman, JEMS Editor-in-Chief When she received a call at her home to respond to a horrific night time scene on the train tracks in Philadelphia, long-time emergency responder and emergency department physician, Melissa Kohn, MD, MS, FACEP, EMT-PHP, never thought that […]

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 […]

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