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Nature: Medical Emergency
Tue Sep, 27 2022 @ 15:22
Nature: Medical Emergency
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EMS -Emergency Medical Services
If you enjoy helping people in medical emergencies - we'll provide the training absolutely FREE. In cooperation with the Maryland Fire and Rescue Institute and Maryland Institute for Emergency Medical Systems, we'll train you to be an Emergency Medical Responder (EMR) or Emergency Medical Technician. We also offer tuition assistance for members interested in becoming a Paramedic. EMS Only members are not required to certify in firefighting courses.
Our fire department runs Emergency 911 response for medical emergencies and traumatic injuries. Our EMS team works with highly trained EMT’s and Paramedics to provide care and transportation to critically ill and injured patients. Our EMTs ride along and assist in continued patient care during transport when warranted.
EMTs provide standby services for sporting and other events; and medical and firefighter-rehab support for fire, rescue and other incidents.
EXAMPLES OF EMS DUTIES:
DUTIES include but are not limited to:
- Reassuring patients and bystanders by working in a confident, efficient manner.
- Lifting the stretcher (be able to lift and carry 125 pounds), placing it in the ambulance and seeing that the patient and stretcher are secured
- Constantly assesses the patient and continues emergency medical care while enroute to the medical facility.
- Providing prehospital emergency medical care of simple and multiple system trauma
- Triaging the injured in accordance with standard emergency procedures
- Administering cardiopulmonary resuscitation, including use of automated external defibrillators
- Treatment of shock, bandaging wounds and immobilization of extremities, neck or spine
- Assist in emergency childbirth
- Manage general medical complaints of altered mental status, respiratory, cardiac, diabetic, allergic reaction, seizures, poisoning behavioral emergencies, environmental emergencies, and psychological crises.
- Where a patient must be extricated from entrapment, the EMT assesses the extent of injury and gives all possible emergency care and protection to the entrapped patient and uses the prescribed techniques and appliances for safely removing the patient.
- Restocks and replaces used linens, blankets and other supplies,
- Makes careful check of and cleans all equipment following appropriate disinfecting procedures so that the ambulance is ready for the next run
- Ensures that the ambulance is clean and washed and kept in a neat orderly condition in accordance with local, state or federal regulations.
New EMS Personnel must complete a MFRI Certified Emergency Medical Technician-EMT course within the one-year probationary period.
Active EMS Personnel must respond to 50 total EMS calls per year (equals an avg. of 4 calls per month).
DESIRABLE KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES OF EMS MEMBERS
Upon completion of training appropriate to your assignment:
- Functions in uncommon situations
- Has a basic understanding of stress response and methods to ensure personal well-being
- Prior to initiating patient care, the EMT will also “size-up” the scene to determine that the scene is safe; the mechanism of injury or nature of illness; the total number of patients; and to request additional help, if necessary.
- Understands body substance isolation
- Understands basic medical-legal principles
- Functions within the scope of care as defined by state, regional and local regulatory agencies
- Complies with regulations on the handling of the deceased, notifies authorities and arranges for protection of property and evidence at the scene
- The EMT determines the nature and extent of illness or injury and establishes priority for required emergency care (triage)
- The EMT renders emergency medical and/or trauma care, to adults, children and infants based on assessment findings
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