In most cases, dispatch centers won’t use these codes on the radio with the responding unit. They would normally say something like “Medic 5, respond to a cardiac arrest” However, some places use the priority medical dispatch coding in their CAD notes, Or at least use the alpha- echo coding for...
To clarify this a little bit, a sick person would normally be a 26 Bravo however a sick person that is in a nursing home will get dispatched as a 33 Alpha or Bravo, or if it’s ALS, 33 Charlie.
Critical calls, such as a cardiac arrest, will always be a 9 echo.
ProQA has a question in the 33...
The priority medical dispatch card set has card 33 as”interfacility”. If the CAD uses ProQA, the dispatch determinant matches the card. So, any call that was imitated by a facility will be a 33, unless its overridden by a dispatcher.
Yes. In 2023, the advanced level psychomotor exam goes away. So, AEMT and Paramedic candidates will complete a longer, retooled cognitive exam, with skills verified by the instructor during the course.
The way it should be done.