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James Careless

James Careless is a freelance writer and frequent contributor to EMS World.  

 
Editor's note: Phase 2 recruitment for Dr. Patterson's fatigue study launched on Sept. 10, 2020. If you are the administrator/manager of a 9-1-1 EMS agency that staffs between 50–300 paid clinicians…
Editor's Note: EMS World Expo's "virtual break room" will feature selected EMS-specific videos from Jason's library, including 'What TeleEMS Would Look Like,' 'Every Medic and EMT Scenario Ever,' '…
Editor's Note: The original version of this article has been corrected to clarify the results of the study referenced, and to revise the credential of the article’s interview source.  A…
In the blink of an eye, every piece of electronic equipment in a large part of North America could be disrupted or shut down. That’s the nightmare scenario associated with electromagnetic pulses (…
COVID-19 has disrupted all aspects of EMS life, including EMT/paramedic training and recertification. The need to maintain social distancing just doesn’t work with the traditional hands-on group…
Ford D. Albritton IV, MD, specializes in the practice of otolaryngology/ear, nose, throat medicine at the Sinus & Respiratory Disease Center at the Texas Institute in Dallas, Tex. Albritton is…
It seems hard to believe, but it’s true: The onslaught of COVID-19 in March 2020 led to a drop in EMS calls for many agencies across America. Two EMS agencies that experienced this drop were…
How long can a cardiac arrest patient be down and still revived without brain damage? In the case of Timea Higgins, the answer is 83 minutes—that’s how long the 43-year-old Savannah, Ga. resident…
The COVID-19 pandemic is putting intense pressure on medical centers and EMS in many ways, including the need to test potential COVID-19 patients for the virus. When done at medical facilities, such…
Cuando el personal del SEM del Departamento de Bomberos de Kirkland, Washington (KFD por sus siglas en inglés) respondió a la casa de retiro para ancianos Life Care Center a finales de febrero de…
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