EMSCEP Radio: Medical Control At 35,000 Feet

Your host Ed Stern has a talk with Dr Alan Molk, an ER Physician with Medlink in Phoenix, Arizona. Dr Molk not only works as an Emergency Department Physician providing medical control for EMS in his area of Phoenix, he also provides a unique form of medical control. He and his Partners at Medlink, provide medical control for commercial vessels at sea and aircraft at 35,000 feet. We learn from him about the technology and medical equipment on some flights, how his providers work with flight crews and passengers who happen to be medical personnel so that people on the flights with a medical emergency have the best possible chance of making it off the plane in one piece. We know medical control on the ground is important, but at 35,000 feet and over an ocean… now that’s something different.

EMSCEP Radio: Medical Control At 35,000 Feet

EMSCEP Radio

EMSCEP (EMS Continuing Education Program) Radio, offers continuing medical education content for ALS and BLS Emergency Medical Service (EMS) Providers. The show is produced by the staff in our EMS Training Section. While geared toward fire and emergency medical services personnel, we invite anyone interested to listen in.

The topic for this show: EMS Care for Youth in Foster Care

May is National Foster Care Month. To celebrate this month, we take a look at some of the complexities of providing emergent care of a Youth (child) in Foster Care.

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Medical Students Introduction to Emergency Medical Services

Recently, firefighters and paramedics from Fire Station 18, Jefferson, and Fire Station 30, Merrifield, C-Shift had an opportunity to teach the INOVA/Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) third year medical students about the principles and capabilities of pre-hospital medical and trauma care. The crews also demonstrated a variety of equipment and the capabilities of each. This is part of the “Introduction to Emergency Medical Services (EMS)” portion of the VCU School of Medicine medical student orientation.

While most of these student physicians will go into fields other than Emergency Medicine or EMS, all of them left with their eyes open to the role of EMS in the continuum of care!

Firefighters Complete Extrication Rescue Training

By: Technician Jason Peterson
Fire Station 19, Lorton, B-Shift

Recently, approximately thirty Technical Rescue school personnel and thirty Hazardous Material team members completed two weeks of extrication rescue training. This also served as the first module of the Technical Rescue school class.

The class consisted of two modules of auto extrication, with the second module comprised of heavy extrication training on tractor trailers, cars in limited access scenarios, as well as transit and school buses, all offering a high degree of challenge and teamwork.