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  • Emergency Medical Service Essay

    The history of emergency medical services (EMS) dates to the Civil War era. At which time, all military personnel had to be examined by medical officers to qualify for duty and ambulances with trained attendance were assigned to a regiment based on its size (History of EMS, n.d., p. 1). Following the Civil War, the Anglo-American model of care began to evolve in Cincinnati with its first civilian ambulance in 1865 followed by New York City in 1869, it was during this time and ambulance surgeons made their debut (Tintinalli, Cameron, & Holliman, 2010, p. 24). It wasn’t until 1973 when the Department of Transportation adapted training curricula for what is now known as the EMT, the EMTP and the first responder (History of EMS, n.d., p. 1).…

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  • 911 Emergency Medical Service Essay

    There is a certain level of ambiguity that comes with working for a 911 emergency medical service. For as well as I know my protocols, my partner and my equipment, EMS is based on uncertainty. Uncertainty, not just for the individual requesting assistance, but for the crew as well. You see, for every dispatch I receive, I can be sure of only two things: I am going to a location, and there may or may not be a patient there. Her dispatch came in not half-way through my first cup of coffee. “72…

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  • Tv Show Research Paper

    person to various forms of media. In today’s world, the media provides up to the minute commentary, instant results and access to current events as they unfold anywhere in the world and in real time. There’s something to say about having instant and rapid information, in times of crisis and emergencies,…

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  • Why Is The Misuse Of Ambulance

    with these issues; people with real emergencies have to wait. It is hard on morale for EMS providers after years of training and education to be regarded as a driver only. And it is an inappropriate use of EMS talent. When an ambulance run is deemed medically unnecessary, the insurance company will not pay for it, stated quite clearly on the Medicare website. Imagine the waste of insurance dollars on ambulance charges that are unnecessary or the loss to Ambulance Company’s when/if a patient…

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  • Case Study: Olympic Federal Solutions LLC

    LLC. (OFS), is a certified Service Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business recognized for its proven ability and expertise as a service provider to local, state and federal companies in need of professional services. In addition, the company has a training, consulting and product component as part of their revenue and growth plan. The need arises from an industry whose sub-contracts as a focus as opposed to focusing and streamlining the process for the services community. In addition to providing…

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  • The Changes In EMS Education

    The Emergency Medical Services as we know it today has a very humble beginning based on evidence from 1500 Before Christ(B.C.) when evidence indicates a Good Samaritan treated wounds of a injured person found on the side of the road with oil and wine per protocol of that era. EMS education has grown from that day on primarily through knowledge gained from multiple conflicts and wars that date as far back as the napoleonic wars. This knowledge was taught to military medical providers and…

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  • Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Case Study

    Family presence during cardiopulmonary resuscitation has been a topic of intense debate within the medical community. Medical professionals have concerns regarding the efficiency of the code process as well as the safety for all parties involved when family is allowed to stay for resuscitation. In contrast, family members desire to remain close to their loved ones, in what may be the last moments of their life. Meeting the psychosocial needs of the patient as well as their family members is at…

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  • Interfacility Transfers

    Many questions arise when prehospital providers travel out of the region, into another state’s jurisdictions. Who is responsible for medical oversight of state? If a different medical director is responsible, do they assume liability? In the case of interfacility transfers, the Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor Act (EMTALA), the referring physician is responsible for the patient being transferred from one facility to another, until the patient arrives at the receiving facility…

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  • Case Study Of Dynamic Home Health Care

    1. Medical Conditions/Diagnoses: Pa has a diagnosed hx of cataracts in both eyes, is partially blind in her L eye and experiences blurry vision in her R eye, bilateral knee replacement and breast cancer. The Pa is currently being treated for the following DX: HTN, LE edema, OA in knees and shoulders, and hypothyroidism. Pa experiences dizziness, weakness, fatigue, pain in knees rated 8/10 before meds, LE swelling in legs, ankles and feet, stiffness in knees and shoulders, weight gain and…

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  • Los Angeles Fire Department Research Paper

    In December 1885, the City Council considered the merits of a fully paid Department and moved to finance and control the first fully paid, official Los Angeles Fire Department. In February 1886, the LAFD officially went into service with four fire stations. The first city owned forestation was Engine Company No. 1 and was established in 1887. Into the early 20th century the Department began to fully expand its operations such as improved membership benefits, use of motorized apparatus,…

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