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EMS In The Philippines

Started by Douglas Zalud Feb 18, 2013.

International EMS News & Research Feed - Trek Medics International 1 Reply

Last reply by Jennifer Berry Apr 4, 2011.

Working out of the country 2 Replies

Last reply by John Lucacio Jr Mar 29, 2010.

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Comment by April Weisler on April 9, 2009 at 10:02am
Hello everyone, After 15yrs as a Paramedic in the US, I currently joined ISOS. I truly look forward to learning more about EMS in the world. I work in Ghana offshore at this time, but the potential to travel and grow is endless. Take care and keep in touch.
Comment by Jennifer Berry on March 3, 2009 at 8:29pm
Check out this announcement about a 50-bed mobile hospital in Libya.

Have any of you worked in Libya?
Comment by Jennifer Berry on February 26, 2009 at 7:16pm
Hello all,

Check out this announcement from Sri Lanka about a new emergency ambulance service and communications center that opened this month in the Jaffna District. It's pretty interesting that they received their first call than 24 hours after the opening ceremony.

Comment by Kevin Arquiza on February 2, 2009 at 12:53am
hello from EMS Qatar. have a nice a day
Comment by Juan Manuel Fraga Sastrías on January 23, 2009 at 12:10am
In response to Jennifer Berry's question. I am a Mexican Physician now I mainly dedicate myself to EMS research, Medical School teaching and consulting. But back in 1998 I was a EMT-P in Mexico and spent 4 months in Australia... I've also been in Emergency Rooms in the USA.

First: the difference between Mexico and the rest of developed countries is huge... I've published some papers regarding these differences... actually EMS in Mexico looks like EMS in the USA back in the 80s... actually with the same vehicles... exactly the vehicles you were using then (with a couple of hundred thousand more miles)

but when I went to sydney Australia I enjoyed the following differences:

- Using Nitrous Oxide (not on me obviously) hehehe
- Placing IVs to patients withou the fluids, just anticoagulant coated caps
- The way they call lidocaine: Lignocaine
- Obviously the nice Accent
- The day we were called to treat an Old lady... we knocked the door and a really old lady openned the door "¿Are you Sick?" she answered "No, is my mother, she is in the back... in her room"... We have old people in Mexico, but is strange to have people that old...
- I almost saw no Trauma.... totally different from Mexico
- The best one... big TVs in ambulance stations!!!
- The habits, weights, and bad jokes were all the same :)
Comment by Lisa Bell on January 22, 2009 at 6:09pm
The EMS Physicians conference is trying to include more international EMS perspectives in their program. I blogged about one of those sessions at
Comment by Jennifer Berry on January 9, 2009 at 1:47pm
Have you participated in EMS in a country that is not your native country? How did protocols and medications vary? Were there cultural differences that took you by surprise?

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