EMS World Podcasts
Prehospital ECMO in ABQ

Prehospital ECMO in ABQ

December 15, 2019

Albuquerque Fire Rescue is the first EMS agency in North America to perform ECMO in the field.  How did they do it? With a specially-equipped ambulance, a pop-up tent and a specially-trained team of paramedics, physicians and cannulators.  AFR EMS Chief Chris Ortiz and Dr. Darren Braude of UNM Hospital share their knowledge in treating 2 cardiac arrest patients in late 2019.  Click here to read the accompanying article on EMS World's website.  

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Curbing the Opioid Crisis With Community Paramedicine

Curbing the Opioid Crisis With Community Paramedicine

December 3, 2019

Palm Beach County Fire Rescue's Captain Jessica Banks, EMT-P, RN is proud of the medication-assisted treatment (MAT) program that is helping those with substance use disorder. Listen as she discusses delivering patient care as a community paramedic, how a mobile integrated health program benefited the department’s relationship with the community, and how you, too, can implement a medication-assisted treatment program in your own community.  Read more about their program from Assistant Editor Valerie Amato on the EMS World website here.

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