We are Celebrating Our EMS System this Week

By | May 24th, 2017|Preparedness|

May 21-27 is Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Week, and today is specifically recognized as EMS for Children Day. This year's theme is “EMS STRONG: Always in Service,” which for Arizona means a focus on the resiliency, wellness, and safety of EMS personnel. Arizona’s EMS personnel are an integral piece of our state’s public health and [...]

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Buckeye Fire-Medical-Rescue Department Earns Statewide Recognition

By | May 3rd, 2017|Preparedness|

The Buckeye Fire-Medical-Rescue Department recently became Arizona’s fourth emergency medical services (EMS) agency to successfully obtain ADHS Treat & Refer (T&R) EMS Agency recognition. Arizona's T&R Recognition Program recognizes EMS agencies that have demonstrated optimal patient safety and quality of care by matching appropriate treatment, transport, and care destination options to the needs of [...]

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Online Acute Traumatic Pain Management Training Module Launched

By | August 10th, 2015|Preparedness|

Our Bureau of EMS and Trauma System launched the Acute Traumatic Pain Management Training Module online on July 21. The Module is part of the Bureau’s participation in a five-state National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) grant project including Arizona, Idaho, Kansas, Tennessee, and Wyoming. The purpose of the project is to evaluate how states [...]

What’s Community Paramedicine?

By | September 3rd, 2013|General|

Community paramedicine is a paradigm shift for the use of paramedics in the US.  It’s an emerging model in which paramedics function outside their usual emergency response & transport roles- delving into the world of primary care.  As the health care world increasingly shifts toward prevention and well care- the system will increasingly demand more folks [...]

Dispatch Interventions

By | June 25th, 2012|Prevention|

About a year ago Ben Bobrow, MD (our EMS Medical Director) came into my office with a great idea to set up a program to train 911 dispatchers in better ways to coach callers through CPR instructions so callers can do a better job before the paramedics get there.  The problem was money.  So I sent him [...]

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Web-Based EMT Certification Coming Soon

By | December 21st, 2011|General, Licensing|

As our IT team was developing the electronic medical marijuana application tool they started seeing that the code they were writing had potential uses in other parts of the agency.  In other words- that the basics of the Code could be used to electronify some of our other business lines.  We looked for areas that consumed [...]

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