EMS - Emergency Medical Services

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EMS - Emergency Medical
Services
Who are these people?
EMS - Emergency Medical
Services
Fire and rescue personnel
Police and First Responders

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!
YOU Want to Be an EMT!
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.
And to take care of

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
Poisoning and
drug overdoses
Allergic
reactions
Stroke
Heart attack
Asthma

Head injuries
 Back injuries
 Burns
 Drowning
 Childbirth
 Babies
And drive an ambulance!
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
Advanced Life Support! 1980 in
Berks County
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?
Not Just Movers and Drivers
Anymore!
Roles and Responsibilities
 Personal safety
 Transport/transfer
of care
 Safety of crew, patient
and bystanders
 Record-keeping/
data collection
 Patient care based on
assessment findings  Patient
advocacy
 Lifting and moving
patients safely
Main Duties of the EMT
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Preparation
Response
Scene control
Gaining Access
Assessment
and emergency
care

Disentanglement
 Transfer to the
ambulance
 Transport to the
receiving facility
 Termination
activities
Professional
Attributes
and Traits
Professional Attributes
and 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
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