Why get involved?
At least three reasons
from a personal, professional and community perspective.
it is said we all have at least one ambulance ride in our future. For
self, family and friends, we should invest some time and effort to assure
that the out-of-hospital care is all it can be.
the out-of-hospital care our patient's receive can impact our continuing
patient care; we want to maximize the capability of our local ambulance
service to initiate the best care possible in a timely manner.
in general, rural health resources are inadequate when compared to more
urban environments, thus making it important to maximize what's available,
including the local ambulance services. For an overview of what the
future may bring, review The
EMS Agenda for the Future .
is also the intense satisfaction of reaching out and extending your medical
care past the boundaries of your routine practice environment.