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EMS - Patient Care  

Providing the best patient care possible is our mission at BCEMS. By giving our personnel the latest equipment along with quality training we are able to insure our mission is up held.

In EMS there are no specialties. All personnel must be trained to handle a variety of emergency situations. Countless hours are spent each year insuring that any given situation, even though it may be different, is cared for as professionally and compassionately as possible.

Currently our paramedic personnel are trained and able to perform the following skills:

  • 12 Lead ECG interpretation
  • Blood Glucose Analysis
  • Cardiac Defibrillation
  • Central Venous Catheter Access
  • Chest Needle Decompression
  • Combi-Tube Airway
  • External Cardiac Pacing
  • Intraosseous Access
  • Intravenous Access
  • Nasogastric Tube Insertion
  • Nasotracheal Intubation
  • Nebulizer Inhalation Therapy
  • Needle and Surgical Cricothyrotomy
  • Orotracheal Intubation
  • Rapid Sequence Intubation
  • Synchronized Cardioversion

September 2008 Protocols

These protocols are the standard of care for EMS providers in Buncombe, Madison and Yancey Counties.

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