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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 year old woman, possible diabetic seizure.” I planned accordingly: Blood glucometer. Dextrose if her sugar is low, and saline to dilute if it’s high. Airway, breathing, circulation. On scene, as I pushed through the crowd of firefighters, I began to…

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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…

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    Casey Emergency Services needs to establish communications networks whether internally or externally. External networks would involve communication and collaboration wit h local social services (Fire department, Police, Ambulance), News media stations and The Bureau of Meteorology. Fire Department: The network with the Fire Department allow collaboration in assisting in rescue operations. Ambulance: Networking with the ambulance would help collaborate during disasters and hazards that…

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    Imagine finding yourself on the sidewalk of a congested metropolitan street in a city you are unfamiliar with when you witness a truck fail to stop at a traffic light and subsequently smash into a sedan. As a self-identified good Samaritan, you choose to contact emergency services. How would you explain to the authorities where to find the scene of the accident? This situation highlights the interaction between cognition, behavior, and the external environment because appraisal from your…

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    There are six principles of pressure. One will explain each of the six principles of pressure. Also, state why it is important that the fire and emergency services personnel understand these six principles. The first principle is stating that the water is trying to burst out, therefore, it pushes and applies pressure to all confining contacting walls within a system. Water will behave differently in open containers than in confined spaces of firefighting systems (Sturzenbecker, Adams, &…

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    9/11 Narrative Analysis

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    The idea of a narrative is to tell a story, the events occurring on the day of September 11, 2001 will provide an opportunity to relay my feelings, moving beyond the initial pure and basic anger at those responsible for such a desperate act. The image shows two emergency responders in the cloud of debris left by the collapse of the Trade Centers and what drew me to this picture is what they must have been talking about. The questions and issues I initially considered included: the loss of life;…

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    Emergency Response Plan

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    Lending services of community health and community support to the residents of Guernsey County, Ohio, is the Cambridge- Guernsey County Health Department. The health department is located at 326 Highland Ave, Cambridge, Ohio 43725 and can be reached by phoning: (740) 439-3577. Hours of operation are Mondays: 8:00AM- 5:30PM and Tuesday-Friday: 8:00AM- 4:30PM. For this discussion board, I will be creating an overview of my local health department and the services provided, provide a brief overview…

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    Tv Show Research Paper

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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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    To name a few issues: patients receive delayed care, overstaffing is needed to deal 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…

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    Emergency Operations Plan

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    of the plan The purpose of this Emergency Operations Plan (EOP) is to construct a comprehensive plan that is valid, structurally organized, easy to follow, and understandable. This EOP is designed to describe the responses of the town of Lexington Kentucky across the entire spectrum of emergency disasters. Its goals aim to mitigate, prepare, respond, and recover: 1. Mitigate: Actively provide the means for the utilization of all available resources in the effort to decrease the loss of life…

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