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EMS - Emergency Medical Services

EMS - Emergency Medical Services. Who are these people?. EMS - Emergency Medical Services. Fire and rescue personnel. Police and First Responders. EMS - Emergency Medical Services. Ambulance personnel. EMS - Emergency Medical Services. Aeromedical Personnel. Communication personnel.

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EMS - Emergency Medical Services

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  1. EMS - Emergency Medical Services Who are these people?

  2. EMS - Emergency Medical Services Fire and rescue personnel

  3. Police and First Responders

  4. EMS - Emergency Medical Services • Ambulance personnel

  5. EMS - Emergency Medical Services Aeromedical Personnel Communication personnel

  6. EMS - Emergency Medical Services Nurses Command physicians

  7. EMS - Emergency Medical Services Physicians Surgeons

  8. EMS - Emergency Medical Services Instructors And you! Take a CPR or first aid class!

  9. YOU Want to Be an EMT!

  10. It is an exciting career! • You Are There First! A life could be in your hands!

  11. You will learn how to • Take care Of stab wounds

  12. And to • Take care of gunshot wounds.

  13. And to • Splint fractures.

  14. And to • Do CPR and use an AED.

  15. And to • Take care of unconscious people.

  16. Poisoning and drug overdoses Allergic reactions Stroke Heart attack Asthma Head injuries Back injuries Burns Drowning Childbirth Babies And to take care of

  17. And drive an ambulance!

  18. Believe Me! YOU WANT TO BE AN EMT!

  19. History of EMS in US Early motorized ambulance Horse-drawn ambulances introduces in the Civil War

  20. History of EMS Today’s Ambulance 1930 Ambulance

  21. Advanced Life Support! 1980 in Berks County

  22. History of EMS 1960 - CPR 1966 – Portable Defibrillators 1969 – ALS – mostly in the cities 1973 – Federal legislation provides funding for development of EMS systems.

  23. Levels of EMS Training • First Responder • Emergency Medical Technician • Basic – This would be YOU. • Intermediate – not in PA yet • Paramedic – a future goal?

  24. Not Just Movers and Drivers Anymore!

  25. Roles and Responsibilities • Personal safety • Safety of crew, patient and bystanders • Patient care based on assessment findings • Lifting and moving patients safely • Transport/transfer of care • Record-keeping/ data collection • Patient advocacy

  26. Preparation Response Scene control Gaining Access Assessment and emergency care Disentanglement Transfer to the ambulance Transport to the receiving facility Termination activities Main Duties of the EMT

  27. Professional Attributes and Traits

  28. Professional Attributesand Traits • Appearance • Keeps knowledge and skills up to date • Puts patient’s needs as a priority without endangering self • Maintains current knowledge of local, state, and national issues affecting EMS

  29. THE END

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