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What’s the Rush?. Jay Bradshaw, Director Maine Emergency Medical Services Department of Public Safety. Emergency Medical Dispatch (EMD). Partnership with ESCB 1/1/07: Mandatory certification for all PSAP 9-1-1 call takers ~60% currently EMD trained, but no QI

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What s the rush

What’s the Rush?

Jay Bradshaw, Director

Maine Emergency Medical Services

Department of Public Safety


Emergency medical dispatch emd
Emergency Medical Dispatch (EMD)

  • Partnership with ESCB

  • 1/1/07: Mandatory certification for all PSAP 9-1-1 call takers

  • ~60% currently EMD trained, but no QI

  • 3 similar, but different, training programs and pre-arrival protocols.


Emergency medical dispatch emd1
Emergency Medical Dispatch (EMD)

  • 2008 Goal: Maine EMD program with statewide, standardized, protocols


Emergency medical services ems
Emergency Medical Services (EMS)

  • 2 types of services: non-transporting / transporting (ambulances)

  • 4 license levels:

    • First Responder: AED, CPR, O2

    • EMT: + nitro, ASA

    • EMT-Intermediate: + basic cardiac monitoring, advanced airway, medications


Emergency medical services ems1
Emergency Medical Services (EMS)

  • EMT-Paramedic

    • ACLS protocols

    • 12 lead EKG

    • PIFT

  • ALS provided on ~ 85% of all emergency calls (2005)


  • Maine ems
    Maine EMS

    • Department of Public Safety

    • Responsible for prehospital training curricula, licensing, treatment protocols, data, system oversight

    • Board of EMS

    • Medical Directions & Practices Board

    • Trauma Advisory Committee

    • Regional EMS


    Maine ems1
    Maine EMS

    • MDPB  CAC + MQF = HART