Dawn of a New Era for JEMS: It's About 'Time'

Today, our industry is heavily data and technology driven, with CAD systems and EPCRs almost universally used. Emergency care practices are more dynamic than ever, with critical advances in patient care occurring more frequently than a monthly print publication can possibly allow. Because technology and the Web have advanced to a point that it is both instantaneous and reliable, we feel that we can better serve the EMS community by focusing our efforts on delivering JEMS content via our website www.JEMS.com and other digital platforms to allow for a more timely – and frequent – publication. So we’ve decided to advance with the times and discontinue printing JEMS in its traditional monthly magazine format, effective with our June 2018 issue, and use our web platform and mobile technology to get information to you sooner with our new digital approach. When I started at JEMS 23 years ago (in 1995), the Internet was in its infancy, having been introduced in 1991. It was a new phenomenon. It was clunky in its infancy and many thought it was just for national security purposes. Boy were they wrong. Back in 1995, JEMS received almost all of its articles and queries via the mail. We used to have to laboriously transfer written articles and documents to text to place in the magazine. Even though we had a Web page in the mid-1990s, it was not easy to upload documents and videos. JEMS and all of our newsletters were only available in print and it took weeks for interna...
Source: JEMS Administration and Leadership - Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Tags: News Administration and Leadership Source Type: news

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“I’m a medical student. Which specialty should I choose and what skills will a future doctor need?” “I’m in radiology. Looking at the recent advancements in medical technology, was it a wise choice or should I train myself in something different, too?” These are the questions I most frequently receive after my keynote speeches. While all should be aware of their own physical and intellectual capabilities, here are a few pieces of advice which skills to concentrate on based on the current and future trends in healthcare. The most significant trends in healthcare Artificial intelligence, w...
Source: The Medical Futurist - Category: Information Technology Authors: Tags: Future of Medicine Medical Education Medical Professionals capabilities crowdsourcing digital digital health digital literacy gamification Healthcare Innovation medical specialties medical specialty patient design skills tech Source Type: blogs
Spinal pain is a common and disabling condition with considerable socioeconomic burden. Spine pain management in the United States has gathered increased scrutiny amidst concerns of overutilization of costly a...
Source: Chiropractic and Osteopathy - Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Tags: Study protocol Source Type: research
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Source: Daily Express - Health - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Abstract A 59-year-old Native American female presented with a 4-day history of malaise, abdominal pain, nausea, jaundice, and a "sunburn-like rash" on the upper chest and back despite lack of recent sun exposure (Figure 1). Medical history was significant for a twenty-year history of universal vitiligo and a five-year history of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) treated with methotrexate (MTX), adalimumab, prednisone, and naproxen sodium. Cutaneous examination revealed hemorrhagic crusting of upper and lower lips (Figure 2), scleral icterus, diffuse jaundice of the skin, and well-demarcated erythematous patches...
Source: Skinmed - Category: Dermatology Authors: Tags: Skinmed Source Type: research
ConclusionThis close mimic with systemic sclerosis might mask cases of Werner syndrome in developing countries where no genetic screening is readily available. The cases are illustrative for the confusion that may arise with systemic sclerosis and the difficulty in making the diagnosis in mild cases. Therefore, these descriptions are of clinical value to clinicians treating such patients.
Source: The Egyptian Rheumatologist - Category: Rheumatology Source Type: research
Conclusion: Children were more likely to experience an incident event of spinal pain after experiencing lower extremity pain. The likelihood increased in children with more frequent or longer duration of lower extremity pain.What is Known:• Both spinal pain and lower extremity pain often start early in life and is common already in adolescence.What is New:• Children were more likely to experience an incident event of spinal pain after experiencing LE pain.• The likelihood increased in children with more frequent or longer duration of LE pain
Source: European Journal of Pediatrics - Category: Pediatrics Source Type: research
Effingham Public Library, a catalyst for positive change, is excited to partner with the Greater Midwest Region of the National Library of Medicine to bring a series of chair yoga classes to our small, rural community. The “Mobility for All” project responds to the latest Community Health Profile Report for Effingham, Illinois, that found a prevalence of overweight adults in Effingham County – 41.7%- as opposed to 35.8% nationally. Even more troubling was the continued increase of respondents who shared that over the past week they’d had no leisure time for activity.   Only 20.7% of Effing...
Source: The Cornflower - Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Tags: Public Libraries chair yoga libs4health Success Stories Source Type: news
Viruses, Vol. 10, Pages 623: Following in the Footsteps of the Chikungunya Virus in Brazil: The First Autochthonous Cases in Amapá in 2014 and Its Emergence in Rio de Janeiro during 2016 Viruses doi: 10.3390/v10110623 Authors: Thiara Manuele Alves de Souza Edcelha D’Athaide Ribeiro Valmir Corrêa e Corrêa Paulo Vieira Damasco Carla Cunha Santos Fernanda de Bruycker-Nogueira Thaís Chouin-Carneiro Nieli Rodrigues da Costa Faria Priscila Conrado Guerra Nunes Manoela Heringer Monique da Rocha Queiroz Lima Jéssica Badolato-Corrêa Márcio da Costa Cipi...
Source: Viruses - Category: Virology Authors: Tags: Article Source Type: research
Conclusion: Gloved Merocel® may be preferred over ungloved Merocel® as nasal packing following septoplasty since both types of packs had similar hemostatic, adhesion prevention properties and similar incidence in postoperative complications and gloved Merocel® produces less pain during its insertion, while it is in situ, during its removal with early recovery of nasal mucociliary clearance mechanism of nose.
Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice - Category: Rural Health Authors: Source Type: research
Acute low back pain is a very common presentation in primary care. In the vast majority of patients, it is benign and will run an indolent course. There are multiple causes, of which most are structural. Back pain can be isolated as well as present with sciatica, which is usually unilateral. Provided there are no signs or symptoms that might suggest a more sinister cause, further investigation is rarely helpful, and patients will improve with time and simple analgesia. Education is important to alter abnormal health beliefs, and a multidisciplinary and biopsychosocial approach is ideal.
Source: Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Tags: Medicine and other specialties Source Type: research
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