What I mean by that is I am wondering why EMT's are being left out of the loop during this pandemic. It seems like Many states are asking for medical help but many states are not asking EMT's to pitch in and help. Instead many states are asking Paramedics,, NP, PA, MD and Do's to help out.
Has anyone ever noticed during this pandemic that EMT's are largely left out of this and only Paramedics, NP, PA, DO and MD's are in the news. It just seems odd that EMT's are left out of this pandemic and you don't hear anything on how EMT's are helping in this pandemic.
Here's the Guidelines from the CDC for EMS
Interim Guidance for Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Systems and 911 Public Safety Answering Points (PSAPs) for COVID-19 in the United States
They include the EMS Infectious Disease...
I wonder how many EMT's, Paramedics, PA's, NP's, DO's and MD's do we have that can sustain this Pandemic in this country. I know we have some EMT's and Paramedics that are not affiliated with a EMS service or Vol EMS squad.
I have heard rumblings within DHS, HHS and DoD that they may activate...
Anyone want to hit the Panic Button
Person dies from coronavirus in Washington state, first in the US, health officials say
Well Some states like Texas, California, Georgia and New York have State Guards and State Militias. Within the State Guard and State Militia's they have a Medical brigade or Medical battalion that can respond to Medical crisis in the state.
Texas State Guard; https://tmd.texas.gov/state-guard...
I saw this in JEMS and it ask, dose EMS Need a Strike team and I say NO because we already have a National Medical response system such as DMAT's, CERT's, FEMA Medical Reserve Corps, Air National Guard Medevac teams, Army National Guard Medical brigades, US Coast Guard, USPHS Commissioned Corp...
Here's a good example to this topic
Study: Longer Ambulance Drives as Hospitals Close in Rural Communities
Well dud, the more places and especially the suburbs that use to be Volunteer EMS are turning to paid EMS or a combination of Paid/Vol. It's why the Rural areas of the country are becoming the last standing Vol EMS and how long can Rural Vol EMS stand before they fold. It's why I think Vol EMS...