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    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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    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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    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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    EMS System Analysis

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    There is an emergency every day in the world, it could be a terrible car accident with many injuries, a heart attack, or as little as someone needing to be transported from their home to the hospital. In all of these cases the lives of people are needed to be taken care of as quickly as possible. Emergency Medical Services, also known as EMS, are the first responders that take care of the people who need emergency care ("What is EMS?"). Paramedics, EMTs, firefighters, and even police officers…

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    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 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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    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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    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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    Although, most people recognize Bellevue by its psychiatric service and/or because it is the one that serves the Ebola patients; the hospital offers an ample variety of medical specialties; it is a level one trauma center, a teaching hospital and a prison. Different factors calls my attention from this hospital, I would say Bellevue is the image of the New York city’s life in a variety of aspects, because in this environment one gets to be aware of the reality of this city, not just what the…

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    Interfacility Transfers

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    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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