EMS in the Rural Setting


EMS in the Rural Setting

Rural EMS providers face challenges many urban providers can not comprehend, from transport times lasting several hours to low call volumes.

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Transmitting 12 Lead EKG with the use of ATT phone service and Zoll monitors 8 Replies

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Power Cots 13 Replies

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Medical Control and Protocols in Rural EMS 12 Replies

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Have you ever had to transport a family memeber or friend? 17 Replies

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EMSpañol: By Medics For Medics

Started by Jeff Dean Jul 31, 2010.

EMS Workplace Survey

Started by Brian Levinsky Jun 15, 2010.

Transfers-A part of rural ems 14 Replies

Last reply by Kevin Haney Apr 30, 2010.

Dispatched 19 Replies

Last reply by Jonathan Tullos Feb 17, 2010.

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Comment by Luc Normand on November 18, 2013 at 7:30pm

Im sorry to be a thorn in this but I must ask that NO ONE GIVE OUT OR TRADE WITH TAYLOR HOUBEN as he is a bad trader. Just ask around on facebook in the Police Fire EMS Security patch collector. He has burnt everyone there, including me as i had sent out an epaulette with the word "PARAMEDIC" and a patch and he sent out Nothing in return. He sends nothing to no one that he claims in trading with other.

You might not like what i have posted here but i am telling the truth, the whole truth so help me God.

Comment by Taylor Houben on November 18, 2013 at 5:53pm

Hello my name is Taylor Houben. I am a grade 12 I am very interested in the Ambulance Service. I am currently doing a school project on the Ambulance Service and I am wondering if by any chance if you had a spare or extra Ambulance Service Uniform Patch or something from the Ambulance Service Possibly?

Please Message me Back On Here Or at me Email: Hospitalems@hotmail.com

Respectfully yours Taylor Houben

Comment by ArcticKat on May 4, 2010 at 10:53am
I can't believe that when I posted my message about the FLIR in our units that I didn't post a link to some video. Here ya go!!

Comment by Heather Tucker on April 4, 2010 at 8:47pm
@Dave Springer--LOL! I know, you never stop learning when it comes to EMS...just feels different this time around for me at a more "advanced age". As we live in semi-rural Southern Jersey right now, we are keeping our eye on the prize of returning to the Grayson County area of SW Virginia :)
Comment by Dave Springer on April 4, 2010 at 8:27pm
Oh Heather my poor, sweet, dear. I hate to be the bearer of bad tidings, BUT EMS education IS eternal. In January it was 37 years since I received my very first EMT-A license, I've been teaching EMS almost as long. I've worked in the air, on land, and on water. I've been on airplanes, ambulances, casino boats, helicopters, hotels, and john boats. You know what? I'm STILL learning, and I don't have any plans to retire anytime soon.
Comment by Heather Tucker on April 4, 2010 at 11:25am
Once I am done all of this eternal EMS education (LOL!), we are seriously considering a return to the mountains of southwest Virginia and rural medicine...
Comment by Robby Stables on January 2, 2010 at 5:34pm
Our health region is maily rural and with a number of public and private services there is a animal incident all the time the most recent one was a collison with a Moose, collapsed the front end of the unit and ruptured the oxygen line and basically distroyed the unit in the ensuing fire
no one was seriously hurt but OMG the unit is a total loss. I will see if I can get some pics posted
Comment by Dennis McMillin on January 2, 2010 at 1:14pm
Happy new year to all. For those of you that were on shift through the new year celebration, I applaud you. Yes I was one of those. After a 48 hour shift, two stabbings, 3 assaults, 1 home birth, 1 overdose, several minor calls,and snow drifts as high as the unit, the new year came in without much notice. Someone said "look, it's after midnight". Be safe out there.
Comment by Dennis McMillin on January 2, 2010 at 1:00pm

I wish deer were all we had to deal with here is South Dakota. There is a lot of open range in the area and you will find horses, cows, buffalo and many wild animals on the road. Out of 5 units on the road, at least one per year gets the honor of taking out a large animal. Grill guards are standard on all our units, and deer won't desrtoy them but not much will hold up to a 70 MPH attack by a 1000 lb horse. It seems more often than not, there is a pt in back. Been lucky enough that no one has been injured.
Comment by Bill Hathaway on January 2, 2010 at 8:54am
I remember a few years back that on the way back from a transfer we hit a deer. Luckly it did not dmage the ambulance however the deer was not so lucky. However, in the true redneck tradition, my partner wanted to load the deer in the back of the ambulance and take it home so he could butcher it...........

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