Presentation on theme: "Lewiston Emergency Medical Services Advisory Board September 27, 2010."— Presentation transcript:
Lewiston Emergency Medical Services Advisory Board September 27, 2010
Level of Service Lewiston Fire became ALS (Paramedics) in December of 1993. The department graduated nineteen paramedics; the remainder of responders were EMTs and Advanced EMTs.
Level of Service Prior to December of 1993 a patient having a heart attack received an IV, oxygen, basic assessment, and transport to local hospital. Today, a patient will receive an IV, oxygen, advanced assessment, cardiac monitoring, 12 lead EKG, aspirin, nitro, morphine, and transport to local hospital. Statistics show that damage to the heart is reduced with this level of treatment.
Level of Certification Emergency Medical Technician The 13 EMT’s on staff have the necessary skills to treat patients in areas such as O2 therapy, AED, basic assessment, spinal immobilization, and Epi- pen. EMT’s must complete 110 hours of training to become certified and they must complete 15 hours of continuing education each year to maintain certification.
Level of Certification Advanced EMT Currently there are 10 Advanced EMT’s on staff. They are trained in IV therapy, intubation of only adult patients and advanced patient assessment. Advanced EMT’s must complete 60 additional hours of training above an EMT and 24 hours of continuing education each year to maintain certification.
Level of Certification Paramedic The 33 Paramedics currently on staff are trained in Advanced Cardiac Life Support, Pediatric Advanced Life Support, advanced assessment and diagnosis, manual cardiac monitoring, cardiac pacing, defibrillation, medication administration, needle chest decompression, needle cricothyrotomy, intraosseous infusion for both adults and pediatrics, IV therapy, and intubation of adults and pediatrics.
Level of Certification Paramedic Paramedics are required to complete 1500 hours of training above an EMT. They must complete 36 hours of continuing education training each year to maintain certification.