Journal of Emergency Medical Services (JEMS) Receives National Publishing Award

San Diego, 4 May, 2011 - The Journal of Emergency Medical Services (JEMS), which is published by Elsevier Public Safety, received top recognition from the Western Publications Association (WPA) on April 29 at the WPA’s annual awards banquet in Los Angeles;JEMS won the award for best supplement/trade & consumer. The WPA’s Maggie Awards honor the best in consumer and trade print and electronic publishing in the western United States. Each year the WPA receives thousands of entries from popular trade and consumer magazines, such as PC World, Mother Jones, and Yoga Journal.

JEMS
, the premier educational resource in the emergency medical services industry, received the Maggie for best supplement/trade & consumer for “The Silent Killer.” The supplement, sponsored by Masimo Corporation and ZOLL Medical Corporation and published in the October 2010 issue of JEMS, may be downloaded at  http://www.jems.com/special/masimo-october-2010 .

“This editorial award is especially important because it focused on the detection of carbon monoxide (CO) in patients and emergency responders alike, something which has not been available to prehospital emergency medicine professionals in the past,” said JEMSEditor-in-Chief A.J. Heightman. “The technology in this supplement showed how prehospital providers can detect dangerously high CO levels in the blood within an instant, something that can take up to an hour when assessed by traditional hospital lab tests. The coverage also noted the health ramifications for firefighters from exposure to high levels of CO and the importance of quick detection and treatment

The WPA also bestowed honor on JEMS and its sister public safety products with six nominations in other categories:

Best Web E-Newsletter/Trade & Consumer
Firefighter Nation NOW 
JEMS eNewsletter 

Best Web Publication/Trade
JEMS.com 
LawOfficer.com

Public Safety/Trade
Journal of Emergency Medical Services 
Law Officer

Now in its 31st year of publication, JEMS is published monthly and distributed to EMS professionals worldwide. The journal offers focused editorial content on a variety of topics that include clinical information on patient assessment and treatment, industry trends and relevant commentary. JEMS.com serves the EMS industry with news, feature stories, product information and community areas to educate prehospital providers and promote lively discussion.

More information on Masimo Corporation may be found at  www.masimo.com . More information on ZOLL Medical Corporation may be found at  www.zoll.com .

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About Elsevier Public Safety
Elsevier Public Safety, an Elsevier business unit located in San Diego, Calif., produces public safety products and services includingJEMS (Journal of Emergency Medical Services), FireRescue MagazineLaw Officer, EMS Today Conference and Exposition, www.JEMS.com, FirefighterNation.com, www.LawOfficer.com and other products.

About Elsevier

Elsevier is a world-leading provider of information solutions that enhance the performance of science, health, and technology professionals, empowering them to make better decisions, deliver better care, and sometimes make groundbreaking discoveries that advance the boundaries of knowledge and human progress. Elsevier provides web-based, digital solutions — among them ScienceDirect, Scopus, Elsevier Research Intelligence, and ClinicalKey — and publishes nearly 2,200 journals, including The Lancet and Cell, and over 25,000 book titles, including a number of iconic reference works.

The company is part of Reed Elsevier Group PLC, a world leading provider of professional information solutions in the Science, Medical, Legal and Risk and Business sectors, which is jointly owned by Reed Elsevier PLC and Reed Elsevier NV. The ticker symbols are REN (Euronext Amsterdam), REL (London Stock Exchange), RUK and ENL (New York Stock Exchange).

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