"You need to be active in your protocols. If you want aggressive protocols you need to work on aggressive education of your crews. A good relationship with your medical director is another aspect you need to pursue. We have a joint protocol with the…"
"I work in a small West Texas county for the county run EMS service. I was trained in Houston, worked in Houston for a very large volunteer/part paid department for many years before coming here. I also did a short (1 year) stint over in El Paso.…"
"the more rural you are, the more options you need. Our coverage area is 10,000 aquare miles of satans catbox (northern Nevada) we have one of the most agressive proactive protocols out there, just remember, whatever the protocol.......do good…"
"protocols in rural setting we started a ALS squad 10 years ago our protocols were very limiting it took time to gain trust. Now new medical control and time help. You always have nursing staff,ER doctorand other BLS services that don't…"
"I am the director of a rural ems. I can tell you that we just reviewed and changed our protocols 3 months ago. Less than 2 weeks ago in a meeting with my medical director he wanted to change them again. We just hired a new doc that came from the…"
"I sometimes think we get to do more in as a rural EMS volunteer service. We are trained in Combitube, and IV certified. As EMTs we can do the standard meds, Nitro, Epi-pen, ASA, Ibuteral, Glucose, Glucagon. The IV one takes more work to keep our two…"
"The area I work in is about as rural as you can get. At my paid gig, our med control is done in-house through our Er docs. I'm only a Basic so I'm not totally up on our protocols but my partner has said many times that our protocols are…"
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"That depends entirely on what your protocols are. They may be state of the art, or they may be thirty years out of date.
As far as meds go I've seen paramedics with a dozen drugs. The current drug list for our flight medics out here in the…"
"I think ALS/BLS is a major factor with this. Pretty much all of BLS is universal, but when you make the leap to ALS there is an exponentially greater amount of gray area. It relies of the doctor's trust of the medics that he or she oversees. If…"
"I was trained in an urban area....became a volunteer EMT in our rural area right after certification...and the protocols i "learned" in the urban area, big hospital were almost identical to the ones used in our rural area.
So I guess I…"
A frequent topic of discussion around the station is about med control for our county. Many people feel that since we're not located in an urban area, we are behind the times with our protocols. Does anybody else out there in the rural areas feel this way?ChrisSee More
I'm an EMT-B in the state of Michigan. I am enrolled in a Paramedic class right now which starts in April.
I started in EMS as a Freshman in High School with an Explorer post which I helped found and presided over for some time. I grew up with EMS in my veins, my father is a former firefighter, an EMP-P I/C and an Ambulance Service administrator.
I am an EMT-I down in New Zealand (between Australia and the South Pole). I am collecting EMS patches from around the world to display on our station wall. Please let me know if you are interested in trading patches with me.
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