EMS - Emergency Medical Services Who are these people?
EMS - Emergency Medical Services Fire and rescue personnel
EMS - Emergency Medical Services • Ambulance personnel
EMS - Emergency Medical Services Aeromedical Personnel Communication personnel
EMS - Emergency Medical Services Nurses Command physicians
EMS - Emergency Medical Services Physicians Surgeons
EMS - Emergency Medical Services Instructors And you! Take a CPR or first aid class!
It is an exciting career! • You Are There First! A life could be in your hands!
You will learn how to • Take care Of stab wounds
And to • Take care of gunshot wounds.
And to • Splint fractures.
And to • Do CPR and use an AED.
And to • Take care of unconscious people.
Poisoning and drug overdoses Allergic reactions Stroke Heart attack Asthma Head injuries Back injuries Burns Drowning Childbirth Babies And to take care of
Believe Me! YOU WANT TO BE AN EMT!
History of EMS in US Early motorized ambulance Horse-drawn ambulances introduces in the Civil War
History of EMS Today’s Ambulance 1930 Ambulance
History of EMS 1960 - CPR 1966 – Portable Defibrillators 1969 – ALS – mostly in the cities 1973 – Federal legislation provides funding for development of EMS systems.
Levels of EMS Training • First Responder • Emergency Medical Technician • Basic – This would be YOU. • Intermediate – not in PA yet • Paramedic – a future goal?
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
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
Professional Attributes and Traits
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