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Barry Bachenheimer, EdD, FF/EMT

Barry A. Bachenheimer, EdD, FF/EMT, is a frequent contributor to EMS World. He is a career educator and university professor, as well as a firefighter and member of the technical-rescue team with the Roseland (N.J.) Fire Department and an EMT with the South Orange (N.J.) Rescue Squad. He is also co-owner of Jump Bag Training Company, LLC. Reach him at barry@jumpbagtraining.com.

Barry Bachenheimer
My unit was dispatched to an Echo call: cardiac arrest in progress. All the pieces seemed to be in place. The 9-1-1 dispatcher was giving prearrival instructions on the phone to a relative who…
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Whether you’re an EMT student, paramedic student, medical student, or just taking a course or class, at some point you’ll need to take notes. Is your note-taking as efficient as it could be? This…
In EMT class we learn that patients with inadequate respirations need to be ventilated to receive positive-pressure ventilation. Inadequate respirations can be caused by inadequate tidal volume,…
In 1989 I was an undergraduate college student in upstate New York. I’d been an EMT for a couple of years. I decided I wanted to increase my knowledge and skill set and get some ALS training. I was…
Jonathan Politis is the retired chief of the Town of Colonie (N.Y.) Emergency Medical Services Department—that ALS/BLS agency, which he founded in 1989, is about to celebrate its 30th anniversary.…
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