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.
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.